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Stage Stores Inc is Among the Companies in the Apparel Retail Industry With the Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio (SSI, SMRT, BOOT, ASNA, DXLG)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Apparel Retail 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.

Stage Stores Inc ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 7.6. Stein Mart Inc is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.5. Boot Barn Holdin ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.3.

Ascena Retail Gr follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.8, and Destination Xl G rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.1.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Stage Stores Inc on May 16th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $2.19. Since that call, shares of Stage Stores Inc have fallen 19.6%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): SSI SMRT BOOT ASNA DXLG