Table: How It Measures Up against a Big Rival

Financial institutions with similar businesses and less debt often receive lower ratings. One example:

GE CAPITAL CITIGROUP

TOTAL ASSETS $426 billion $1.05 trillion TOTAL OUTSTANDING DEBT $240 billion $399 billion RETURN ON ASSETS 1.36% 1.43% DEBT TO CAPITAL RATIO 87.96% 81.87% LONG TERM DEBT RATING AAA AA

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets, Standard & Poor's, company reports

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