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Top 5 Companies in the Water Utilities Industry With the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio (AWK, SJW, WTR, CTWS, CWT)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Water Utilities 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.

American Water W ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 137.6. Following is Sjw Group with a a debt to equity ratio of 106.2. Aqua America Inc ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 102.4.

Conn Water Svc follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 99.5, and Calif Water Srvc rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 99.3.

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Ticker(s): AWK SJW WTR CTWS CWT