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Top 5 Companies in the Housewares & Specialties Industry With the Highest EV/EBITDA Ratio (NWL, TUP, LCUT, LBY, CSS)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Housewares & Specialties industry with the highest enterprise value to EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) ratios. EV/EBITDA is an important metric used in valuing comparable companies. It is capital structure neutral and generally the lower the ratio, the more undervalued the company is believed to be.

Newell Rubbermaid ranks highest with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 24.47. Tupperware Brands is next with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 10.77. Lifetime Brands ranks third highest with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 9.28.

Libbey follows with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 6.79, and CSS Industries rounds out the top five with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 3.42.

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