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Top 5 Companies in the Wireless Telecommunication Services Industry With the Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio (NTLS, SBAC, S, MBT, TDS)

By Amy Schwartz

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.

NTELOS Holdings ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 28.9. Following is SBA Communications with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 8.6. Sprint Nextel ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 7.8.

Mobile Telesystems follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.1, and Telephone & Data Systems rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.8.

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Keywords: highest debt to ebitda ratio ntelos holdings SBA Communications Sprint Nextel mobile telesystems amex:tds telephone & data systems

Ticker(s): NTLS SBAC S MBT