#### If Times Interest Earned increases over time:

An increasing Times Interest Earned usually indicates the company has been more able to cover the interest on the debt it has financed.

#### If Times Interest Earned decreases over time:

A decreasing Times Interest Earned usually indicates the company has been less able to cover the interest on the debt it has financed.

#### If Times Interest Earned stays the same over time:

An unchanged Times Interest Earned usually indicates the company''s ability to cover the interest on the debt it has financed has remained the same.