I'm very new to learning all about the stock market and investing. (I did some accounting modules at uni over 20 years ago, but my financial accounting knowledge is very rusty.)
I originally bought Xero in my Strawman portfolio because as a user and as someone with software development experience I really like their product. I use Xero myself (having also tried several other pre cloud systems years ago) as do several of my clients.
However now that I having been learning more about the financial aspects of investing, the Debt to Equity ratio seems high at 117.7. This seems much higher than other companies I have looked at. How much importance do you place on D/E ratios when you decide to invest in one company compared to another?