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Advisory Board is Among the Companies in the Research and Consulting Services Industry With the Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio (ABCO, DNB, VSEC, IHS, VRSK)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Research and Consulting Services industry with the highest debt to EBITDA ratios. This ratio indicates how many years of EBITDA would be necessary in order to pay back all the debt (assuming Debt and EBITDA are constant). Typically, this ratio is considered to be alarming when it is greater than 3.0 but this can vary and should be looked at within the context of the industry.

Advisory Board ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.5. Dun & Bradstreet is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.1. VSE ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.0.

IHS Inc follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.7, and Verisk Analytics rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.5.

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Ticker(s): ABCO DNB VSEC IHS VRSK