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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Alaska Air Group in the Airlines Industry (ALK, LUV, CPA, JBLU, DAL)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Airlines 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.

Alaska Air Group ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 23.1%. Southwest Airlines is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 27.7%. Copa Holdings ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 37.3%.

JetBlue Airways follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 39.6%, and Delta Air Lines rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 46.0%.

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