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Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio in the Construction & Engineering Industry Detected in Shares of Northwest Pipe (NWPX, FIX, KBR, IESC, PWR)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Construction & Engineering industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Northwest Pipe ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 2.9%. Comfort Systems is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 3.2%. KBR ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 6.3%.

Integrated Electrical Services follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 9.8%, and Quanta Services rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 9.9%.

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