Heavily Indebted Big Cap Basic Materials Companies to Watch Now

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about heavily indebted large cap companies in the Basic Materials sector:

  • BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL): This company holds $13,042,000,000 in debt on its balance sheet, against $25,134,000,000 in assets, for a debt-to-assets ratio of 0.52. The stock recently traded at $57.61 and its market capitalization is $186,615,600,000. About the company: BHP Billiton Plc is an international resources company. The Company’s principal business lines are mineral exploration and production, including coal, iron ore, gold, titanium, ferroalloys, nickel and copper concentrate, as well as petroleum exploration, production, and refining.
  • The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW): This company holds $13,896,000,000 in debt on its balance sheet, against $23,781,000,000 in assets, for a debt-to-assets ratio of 0.58. The stock recently traded at $27.07 and its market capitalization is $31,975,590,000. About the company: The Dow Chemical Company is a diversified chemical company that provides chemical, plastic, and agricultural products and services to various essential consumer markets. The Company serves customers in countries around the world in markets such as food, transportation,health and medicine, personal care, and construction.
  • POSCO (ADR) (NYSE:PKX): This company holds $16,040,551,454 in debt on its balance sheet, against $25,437,745,686 in assets, for a debt-to-assets ratio of 0.63. The stock recently traded at $96.15 and its market capitalization is $35,981,244,215. About the company: POSCO manufactures various types of steel products. The Company produces hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel, stainless steel, and other forms of steel. The products are mainly used for automobile, construction, and shipbuilding industries.
  • Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO): This company holds $12,876,000,000 in debt on its balance sheet, against $23,165,000,000 in assets, for a debt-to-assets ratio of 0.56. The stock recently traded at $52.42 and its market capitalization is $113,470,000,000. About the company: Rio Tinto PLC is an international mining company. The Company has interests in mining for aluminum, borax, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, silver, tin, uranium, zinc, titanium dioxide feedstock, diamonds, talc and zircon. Rio Tinto’s various mining operations are located in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, South America, Europe, and Indonesia.
  • Vale (ADR) (NYSE:VALE): This company holds $17,912,000,000 in debt on its balance sheet, against $31,791,000,000 in assets, for a debt-to-assets ratio of 0.56. The stock recently traded at $24.98 and its market capitalization is $129,681,400,000. About the company: Vale SA produces and sells iron ore, pellets, manganese, alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. The Company is based in Brazil, where it owns and operates railroads and maritime terminals.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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