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Houghton Mifflin has the Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Education Services Industry (HMHC, BFAM, ABCD, GHC, DV)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Education Services 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.

Houghton Mifflin ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 68.7. Bright Horizons is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.7. Cambium Learning ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.0.

Graham Holding-B follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.3, and Devry Education rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 0.8.

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