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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of National Beverage in the Soft Drinks Industry (FIZZ, DPS, KO, COKE, PEP)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Soft Drinks 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.

National Beverage ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3.0%. Dr Pepper Snapple is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 54.5%. Coca-Cola ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 63.7%.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 66.0%, and PepsiCo rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 70.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of National Beverage on March 1st, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $38.79. Since that recommendation, shares of National Beverage have risen 57.9%. We continue to monitor National Beverage for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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