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TMCNet:  Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Insurance Brokers Industry Detected in Shares of Willis Group (WSH, AON, AJG, NFP, MMC)

[January 03, 2013]

Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Insurance Brokers Industry Detected in Shares of Willis Group (WSH, AON, AJG, NFP, MMC)

Jan 03, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Insurance Brokers industry with the highest debt to EBITDA ratios. This ratio indicates how many years of EBITDA would be necessary in order to pay back all the debt (assuming Debt and EBITDA are constant). Typically, this ratio is considered to be alarming when it is greater than 3.0 but this can vary and should be looked at within the context of the industry.Willis Group ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.0. Following is AON with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.0. Arthur J Gallagher ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.7.

National Financial Partners follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.5, and Marsh & McLennan rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 1.4.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Marsh & McLennan on July 2nd, 2012 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $32.45. Since that recommendation, shares of Marsh & McLennan have risen 6.2%. We continue to monitor Marsh & McLennan for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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