USG is Among the Companies in the Building Products Industry With the Highest Debt to Equity Ratio (USG, MAS, BLDR, AWI, LII)
Below are the three companies in the Building Products 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.
USG ranks highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 164.9. Masco is next with a a debt to equity ratio of 12.9. Builders FirstSource ranks third highest with a a debt to equity ratio of 9.8.
Armstrong World Industries follows with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.5, and Lennox International rounds out the top five with a a debt to equity ratio of 1.1.
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