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Shares of Dollar Tree Rank the Highest in Terms of Debt to Asset Ratio in the General Merchandise Stores Industry (DLTR, TGT, DG, FRED, BIG)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the General Merchandise Stores industry with the highest debt to asset ratios. The Debt/Asset ratio shows the proportion of a company's assets that are financed through debt. If the ratio is greater than one, most of the company's assets are financed through debt.

Dollar Tree ranks highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 46.20. Target is next with a a debt to asset ratio of 34.06. Dollar General ranks third highest with a a debt to asset ratio of 26.39.

Fred's follows with a a debt to asset ratio of 7.28, and Big Lots rounds out the top five with a a debt to asset ratio of 3.80.

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