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CF Industries is Among the Companies in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry With the Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio (CF, MOS, FMC, SMG, MON)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals 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.

CF Industries ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 7.1. Mosaic is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.7. FMC ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.4.

Scotts Miracle-Gro follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.1, and Monsanto rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.4.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of CF Industries on February 23rd, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $32.17. Since that call, shares of CF Industries have fallen 11.7%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): CF MOS FMC SMG MON