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Top 5 Companies in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry With the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio (KLAC, AMKR, ENTG, AMAT, LRCX)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Semiconductor Equipment industry with the highest debt to equity ratios. The Debt/Equity ratio measures a company's leverage and a high level often implies that a company has financed much of its growth with debt.

Kla-Tencor Corp ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 220.9. Following is Amkor Tech Inc with a a debt to equity ratio of 81.8. Entegris Inc ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 67.9.

Applied Material follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 56.7, and Lam Research rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 42.0.

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Ticker(s): KLAC AMKR ENTG AMAT LRCX