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Harsco is Among the Companies in the Industrial Machinery Industry With the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio (HSC, BLT, JBT, ITW, NPO)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Industrial Machinery industry with the highest debt to equity ratios. The Debt/Equity ratio measures a company's leverage and a high level often implies that a company has financed much of its growth with debt.

Harsco ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 3.7. Blount International is next with a a debt to equity ratio of 3.3. John Bean Technologies ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.9.

Illinois Tool Works follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.5, and EnPro Industries rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.4.

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