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Shares of Pico Holdings Rank the Highest in Terms of Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Homebuilding Industry (PICO, BZH, KBH, WLH, UCP)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Homebuilding 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.

Pico Holdings ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 34.1. Following is Beazer Homes Usa with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 19.2. Kb Home ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 13.0.

William Lyon-A follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 12.7, and Ucp Inc - Cl A rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 12.5.

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Ticker(s): PICO BZH KBH WLH