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PEP Boys is Among the Companies in the Automotive Retail Industry With the Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio (PBY, CRMT, AAP, MNRO, ORLY)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Automotive Retail industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

PEP Boys ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 26.4%. America's Car-Mart is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 31.1%. Advance Auto Parts ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 34.9%.

Monro Muffler follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 38.3%, and O'Reilly Automotive rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 41.1%.

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