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General Electric has the Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Industrial Conglomerates Industry (GE, ROP, HON, MMM, CSL)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Industrial Conglomerates 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.

General Electric ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 11.5. Roper Industries is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.8. Honeywell International ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.0.

3M follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.3, and Carlisle Cos rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.0.

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Keywords: highest debt to ebitda ratio General Electric roper industries Honeywell International 3M carlisle cos

Ticker(s): GE ROP HON MMM CSL