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Shares of Endo Pharmaceuticals Rank the Highest in Terms of Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Pharmaceuticals Industry (ENDP, THRX, AGN, VRX, AKRX)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Pharmaceuticals 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.

Endo Pharmaceuticals ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 45.2. Following is Theravance with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 26.3. Allergan ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 14.9.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 7.3, and Akorn rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.9.

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