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Highest Debt to Asset Ratio in the Commodity Chemicals Industry Detected in Shares of Koppers Holdings (KOP, OLN, LYB, WLK, CBT)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Commodity Chemicals industry with the highest debt to asset ratios. The Debt/Asset ratio shows the proportion of a company's assets that are financed through debt. If the ratio is greater than one, most of the company's assets are financed through debt.

Koppers Holdings ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 60.91. Olin is next with a a debt to asset ratio of 41.28. LyondellBasell Industries ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 38.31.

Westlake Chemical follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 33.78, and Cabot rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 31.27.

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Keywords: highest debt to asset ratio koppers holdings olin lyondellbasell industries westlake chemical cabot

Ticker(s): KOP OLN LYB WLK CBT