5 Stocks in the Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector With High Debt-to-Equity

The following 5 companies in the Consumer Non-Cyclicalsector have the highest debt-to-equity levels for that sector.  This list excludes all companies with a market capitalization of $500 million or less.

  1. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $60.65 to $72.43 and most recently traded at $69.63 per share.   The company has total debt of $2.47 billion and its debt to equity ratio cannot be calculated because liabilities exceed assets (equity is negative).  Its current ratio is 0.98, its book value per share is $-.62, and its market capitalization is $9.28 billion.  About the company: The Clorox Company produces and markets non-durable consumer products sold primarily through grocery and other retail stores.  The Company’s principal products include household cleaning and bleach products, charcoal, cat litter, automotive care products, dressings, and trash bags.  Clorox markets its products in the United States and other countries around the world.
  2. Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $42.94 to $6992 and most recently traded at $68.17 per share.  It has $16.85 billion in debt and a debt to equity ratio of 305.73. It has $1.32 billion in cash, a current ratio of 0.93, and a book value per share of $2.24.  Its market capitalization is $121 billion.  About the company: Phillip Morris International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America.  The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands.
  3. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE):  The company has $590.86 million in debt and a total debt to equity ratio of 320.39.  It has $45.87 million in cash, a current ratio of 1.5, and a book value per share of $13.92.  Its market capitalization is $632.11 million.  About the company:  Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated produces, markets, and distributes carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, primarily products of The Coca-Cola Company.
  4. Syntura International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $8.97 to $24.99 per share and most recently traded at $10.80 per share.  It has total debt of $15.25 million and total debt to equity of 257.64. It has $41.99 million in cash, a current ratio of 1.13, and book value per share of $1.45.  Its market capitalization is $618.84 million.  About the company:  Syntura International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  5. Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $16.57 to $29.30 and most recently traded at $27.56 per share.  It has total debt of $739.20 million and a total debt to equity ratio of 298.54. It has $33.94 million in cash, a current ratio of 0.94, and a book value per share of $4.82.  Its market capitalization is $1.42 billion.  About the company: Deluxe Corporation provides check printing and related business services.  The Company offers personalized printed items (checks, forms, business cards, stationary, greeting cards and labels), promotional products and merchandising materials.  Deluxe also offers business services, including logo design, payroll, web design and hosting, business networking, and search engine marketing.

Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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