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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of VMware in the Systems Software Industry (VMW, PRGS, CA, SYMC, MSFT)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Systems Software 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.

VMware ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 16.6%. Following is Progress Software with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 21.4%. CA Inc ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 22.5%.

Symantec follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 22.8%, and Microsoft rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 33.2%.

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