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Shares of Simpson Mfg Rank the Lowest in Terms of Debt-to-Capital Ratio in the Building Products Industry (SSD, AMWD, UFPI, AOS, ROCK)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Building Products 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.

Simpson Mfg ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 41.2%. Following is Amer Woodmark Co with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 457.0%. Universal Forest ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,499.8%.

Smith (A.O.)Corp follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1,993.0%, and Gibraltar Indust rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 2,831.5%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Smith (A.O.)Corp on April 30th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $53.11. Since that call, shares of Smith (A.O.)Corp have fallen 9.1%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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