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Kroger Co has the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio in the Food Retail Industry (KR, SFS, IMKTA, CASY, SFM)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Food Retail 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.

Kroger Co ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 224.9. Following is Smart & Final St with a a debt to equity ratio of 173.5. Ingles Markets-A ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 171.8.

Casey'S General follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 77.6, and Sprouts Farmers rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 74.2.

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Ticker(s): KR SFS IMKTA SFM