Using key financial metrics and ratios
In this course you’ll learn the basic concepts and differences between a company's financial metrics and ratios. When making investment decisions for your portfolio, ratio analysis may help you to identify a company’s strengths and weaknesses.
When you complete this course, you will:
- Be familiar with the key terms and concepts associated with financial ratios
- Understand financial ratios and be able to apply them to your investment decisions
|1.||Simplify comparisons with financial ratios||Video||
The amount of numbers in a company's financial statements may seem overwhelming. Financial ratio analysis will help you organize these numbers and make them more workable.
The amount of numbers in a company's financial statements may seem overwhelming. Financial ratio... More
|2.||Company valuation ratios||Article||
Financial ratios are relationships determined from a company's financial information and used for comparison purposes.
Financial ratios are relationships determined from a company's financial information and used for... More
|3.||Management and growth ratios||Article||
Keeping track of various ratios over time is a way to identify trends in their early stages.
|4.||Earnings, dividends, and valuation||Article||
It is important to keep in mind that financial ratios are time sensitive; they can only present a picture of the business at the time that the underlying figures were prepared.
It is important to keep in mind that financial ratios are time sensitive; they can only present a... More
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