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Shares of James Hardie Industries Rank the Lowest in Terms of Current Ratio in the Construction Materials Industry (JHX, EXP, HW, VMC, MLM)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Construction Materials industry with the lowest current ratios. Current ratio is useful to get an idea of how quickly a company can repay its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets. The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations.

James Hardie Industries ranks lowest with a a current ratio of 1.2. Eagle Materials is next with a a current ratio of 2.2. Headwaters ranks third lowest with a a current ratio of 2.7.

Vulcan Materials follows with a a current ratio of 2.8, and Martin Marietta Materials rounds out the bottom five with a a current ratio of 2.9.

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