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Highest Debt to Equity Ratio in the Paper Products Industry Detected in Shares of International Paper (IP, KS, WPP, CLW, SWM)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Paper Products 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.

International Paper ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 2.2. KapStone Paper and Packaging is next with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.9. Wausau Paper ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.3.

Clearwater Paper follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.3, and Schweitzer-Mauduit International rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 0.9.

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Keywords: highest debt to equity ratio International Paper kapstone paper and packaging wausau paper clearwater paper schweitzer-mauduit international

Ticker(s): IP KS WPP CLW SWM