Comcast will become one of the world’s most indebted companies if it buys Fox
And that doesn’t include the $27.5 billion of debt that Moody’s estimates would come with a successful takeover of the British satellite broadcaster Sky.
All told, Comcast’s spending spree would nearly triple its total debt to $170 billion, according to the Moody’s ratings firm. Not counting banks, that would make Comcast the world’s second-most indebted company by dollars, behind the newly combined AT&T and Time Warner, according to Moody’s.
“It’s an unprecedented amount of debt for a company like Comcast,” said Cowen analyst Gregory Williams.