Enter the total liabilities ($) and the company value ($) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Deficit Equity. 

Deficit Equity Formula

DE = L - V


  • DE is the Deficit Equity ($)
  • L is the total liabilities ($)
  • V is the company value ($)

To calculate Deficit Equity, subtract the company value from the total liabilities.

How to Calculate Deficit Equity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Deficit Equity.

  1. First, determine the total liabilities ($). 
  2. Next, determine the company value ($). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = DE = L – V.
  4. Finally, calculate the Deficit Equity.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total liabilities ($) = 500000

company value ($) = 2300000