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Highest Debt to Asset Ratio in the Construction Materials Industry Detected in Shares of Headwaters (HW, JHX, EXP, VMC, MLM)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Construction Materials 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.

Headwaters ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.57. Following is James Hardie Industries with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.30. Eagle Materials ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.27.

Vulcan Materials follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.24, and Martin Marietta Materials rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.23.

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Ticker(s): HW JHX EXP VMC MLM