Using key financial metrics and ratios

  • Financial Ratios
  • Fundamental Analysis

Overview

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.

Objectives

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
Course Outline
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1. Simplify comparisons with financial ratios Video
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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
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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
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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