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10 S&P Stocks With The Lowest Cash To Debt Ratios

Apple has tons of cash, right, but the technology giant also owns massive debt. 

If you subtract those burdens from the cash account, you see that Apples cash is much smaller as many might think. A useful way to evalueate this problem is to calculate the cash-to-debt ratio.


Cash To Debt Ratio compares a company's operating cash flow to its total debt, which, for purposes of this ratio, is defined as the sum of short-term borrowings, the current portion of long-term debt and long-term debt. 


This ratio provides an indication of a company's ability to cover total debt with its yearly cash flow from operations. The higher the percentage ratio, the better the company's ability to carry its total debt.


Attached I've made the effort to select those stocks from the S&P 500 with the lowest cash to debt ratio


These are the 10 stocks with the lowest ratio...


Williams Companies -- Yield: 12.01% C-T-D Ratio: 0.66

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) employs 6,578 people, generates revenue of $7,360.00 million and has a net income of $-1,314.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $14.69 billion.

Williams Companies’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,062.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 41.60% (the operating margin is -15.39% and the net profit margin -17.85%).

Financials: The total debt represents 49.95% of Williams Companies assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 398.29%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -7.65% was realized by Williams Companies.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.94. Last fiscal year, Williams Companies paid $2.45 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is , the P/S ratio is 2.17 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.60. The dividend yield amounts to 12.01%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Williams Companies (WMB)



Consolidated Edison -- Yield: 3.42% C-T-D Ratio: 0.43

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) employs 14,806 people, generates revenue of $12,554.00 million and has a net income of $1,193.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $24.63 billion.

Consolidated Edison’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,557.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 28.33% (the operating margin is 19.33% and the net profit margin 9.50%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.27% of Consolidated Edison assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 109.36%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.31% was realized by Consolidated Edison.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.85. Last fiscal year, Consolidated Edison paid $2.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.72, the P/S ratio is 1.89 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.76. The dividend yield amounts to 3.42%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)



Ameren -- Yield: 3.28% C-T-D Ratio: 0.17

Ameren (NYSE:AEE) employs 8,527 people, generates revenue of $6,098.00 million and has a net income of $585.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $12.76 billion.

Ameren’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,055.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.70% (the operating margin is 20.65% and the net profit margin 9.59%).

Financials: The total debt represents 32.05% of Ameren assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 109.07%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.48% was realized by Ameren.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.37. Last fiscal year, Ameren paid $1.66 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.10, the P/S ratio is 2.06 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.81. The dividend yield amounts to 3.28%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ameren (AEE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ameren (AEE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ameren (AEE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ameren (AEE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ameren (AEE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ameren (AEE)



Pinnacle West -- Yield: 3.21% C-T-D Ratio: 0.75

Pinnacle West (NYSE:PNW) employs 93 people, generates revenue of $3,495.44 million and has a net income of $456.19 million. The current market capitalization stands at $8.87 billion.

Pinnacle West’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,426.27 million. The EBITDA margin is 40.80% (the operating margin is 24.45% and the net profit margin 13.05%).

Financials: The total debt represents 25.42% of Pinnacle West assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.33%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.77% was realized by Pinnacle West.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.81. Last fiscal year, Pinnacle West paid $2.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.77, the P/S ratio is 2.48 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.89. The dividend yield amounts to 3.21%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Pinnacle West (PNW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Pinnacle West (PNW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Pinnacle West (PNW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Pinnacle West (PNW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Pinnacle West (PNW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Pinnacle West (PNW)



WEC Energy Group -- Yield: 3.13% C-T-D Ratio: 0.35

WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) employs 8,211 people, generates revenue of $5,926.10 million and has a net income of $640.30 million. The current market capitalization stands at $20.53 billion.

WEC Energy Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,941.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.76% (the operating margin is 21.10% and the net profit margin 10.80%).

Financials: The total debt represents 35.35% of WEC Energy Group assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 119.48%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.77% was realized by WEC Energy Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.59. Last fiscal year, WEC Energy Group paid $1.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.94, the P/S ratio is 3.37 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.31. The dividend yield amounts to 3.13%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of WEC Energy Group (WEC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of WEC Energy Group (WEC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of WEC Energy Group (WEC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of WEC Energy Group (WEC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of WEC Energy Group (WEC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of WEC Energy Group (WEC)



NiSource -- Yield: 2.61% C-T-D Ratio: 0.61

NiSource (NYSE:NI) employs 7,596 people, generates revenue of $4,651.80 million and has a net income of $198.60 million. The current market capitalization stands at $8.21 billion.

NiSource’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,325.90 million. The EBITDA margin is 28.50% (the operating margin is 15.11% and the net profit margin 4.27%).

Financials: The total debt represents 39.73% of NiSource assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 180.81%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.65% was realized by NiSource.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.55. Last fiscal year, NiSource paid $0.83 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 46.29, the P/S ratio is 1.75 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.10. The dividend yield amounts to 2.61%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of NiSource (NI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of NiSource (NI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of NiSource (NI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of NiSource (NI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of NiSource (NI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of NiSource (NI)



Republic Services -- Yield: 2.42% C-T-D Ratio: 0.44

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $9,115.00 million and has a net income of $750.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $16.93 billion.

Republic Services’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,529.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.75% (the operating margin is 17.10% and the net profit margin 8.23%).

Financials: The total debt represents 36.68% of Republic Services assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 96.90%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.66% was realized by Republic Services.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.10. Last fiscal year, Republic Services paid $1.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.51, the P/S ratio is 1.87 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.21. The dividend yield amounts to 2.42%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Republic Services (RSG)



J B Hunt Transport Services -- Yield: 1.12% C-T-D Ratio: 0.62

J B Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) employs 21,562 people, generates revenue of $6,187.65 million and has a net income of $427.24 million. The current market capitalization stands at $8.40 billion.

J B Hunt Transport Services’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,055.31 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.06% (the operating margin is 11.57% and the net profit margin 6.90%).

Financials: The total debt represents 27.50% of J B Hunt Transport Services assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.75%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.11% was realized by J B Hunt Transport Services.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.76. Last fiscal year, J B Hunt Transport Services paid $0.84 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.45, the P/S ratio is 1.42 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.86. The dividend yield amounts to 1.12%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of J B Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of J B Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of J B Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of J B Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of J B Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of J B Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)



AutoNation -- No Dividend C-T-D Ratio: 0.71

AutoNation (NYSE:AN) employs 26,000 people, generates revenue of $20,862.00 million and has a net income of $443.70 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.58 billion.

AutoNation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,008.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 4.83% (the operating margin is 4.17% and the net profit margin 2.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 36.84% of AutoNation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 149.74%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.07% was realized by AutoNation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.82. Last fiscal year, AutoNation paid no dividend in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.06, the P/S ratio is 0.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.22.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AutoNation (AN)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AutoNation (AN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AutoNation (AN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AutoNation (AN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AutoNation (AN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AutoNation (AN)



Eversource Energy -- Yield: 3.11% C-T-D Ratio: 0.5

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) employs 7,943 people, generates revenue of $7,954.83 million and has a net income of $886.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $18.85 billion.

Eversource Energy’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,443.32 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.71% (the operating margin is 22.18% and the net profit margin 11.14%).

Financials: The total debt represents 33.34% of Eversource Energy assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 97.03%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.64% was realized by Eversource Energy.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.73. Last fiscal year, Eversource Energy paid $1.67 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.46, the P/S ratio is 2.28 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.75. The dividend yield amounts to 3.11%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Eversource Energy (ES)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Eversource Energy (ES)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Eversource Energy (ES)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Eversource Energy (ES)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Eversource Energy (ES)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Eversource Energy (ES)

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