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Highest Debt to Asset Ratio in the Paper Products Industry Detected in Shares of KapStone Paper and Packaging (KS, WPP, CLW, SWM, NP)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Paper Products 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.

KapStone Paper and Packaging ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.49. Wausau Paper is next with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.38. Clearwater Paper ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.37.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.36, and Neenah Paper rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 0.31.

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