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Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Multi-Utilities Industry Detected in Shares of MDU Resources Group (MDU, WEC, BKH, D, NWE)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Multi-Utilities 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.

MDU Resources Group ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 24.8. Wisconsin Energy is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.2. Black Hills ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.1.

Dominion Resources follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.3, and NorthWestern rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.2.

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Keywords: highest debt to ebitda ratio mdu resources group wisconsin energy black hills dominion resources northwestern

Ticker(s): MDU WEC BKH D NWE