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Top 5 Companies in the Wireless Telecommunication Services Industry With the Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio (USM, SHEN, TDS, S, TMUS)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Wireless Telecommunication Services 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.

Us Cellular Corp ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.3. Shenandoah Telec is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.4. Telephone & Data ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.3.

Sprint Corp follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.2, and T-Mobile Us Inc rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.8.

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Keywords: highest debt to ebitda ratio us cellular corp shenandoah telec telephone & data sprint corp t-mobile us inc

Ticker(s): USM SHEN TDS S TMUS