Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)


The debt service coverage ratio (DSCR), also known as “debt coverage ratio” (DCR), is the ratio of cash available for debt servicing to interest, principal and lease payments. It is a popular benchmark used in the measurement of an entity’s (person or corporation) ability to produce enough cash to cover its debt (including lease) payments. The higher this ratio is, the easier it is to obtain a loan. The phrase is also used in commercial banking and may be expressed as a minimum ratio that is acceptable to a lender; it may be a loan condition.

Related formulas


DSCRDebt Service Coverage Ration (dimensionless)
NOINet Operating Income (dimensionless)
DSDebt Service (dimensionless)