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Relatively High Debt to EBITDA Ratio Detected in Shares of Johnson Controls in the Building Products Industry (JCI, GFF, BLDR, PGEM, NX)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Building Products 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.

Johnson Controls ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.7. Griffon Corp is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.7. Builders Firstso ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.5.

Ply Gem Holdings follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.9, and Quanex Building rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.4.

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Ticker(s): JCI GFF BLDR NX