Financial Accounting Ratios

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DescriptionRatioCategory
Compared cash generated with cash obligations
Measure of the safety margin available to meet a company's current liabilities
Improved measure of managements ability to utilize assets effectively.(Not affected by ways in which assets have been financed)
Measures how much cash a company has on hand relative to their current liabilities
Measures the amount of liabilities that exists for each $1 invested by the owners
Compares sales value with a company's investment in fixed asset(shows how company's utilize fixed assets to generate revenue)
Measures advantage or disadvantage when company's ROE differs from its ROA.
Evaluates quality of company's earnings(Higher than 1 indicates a high quality as each dollar of income is supported by a dollar of cash flow)
Measures the effectiveness of a company in its credit granting and collection activities
Measures 1+(Liabilities/Equity)
DescriptionRatioCategory
Measure of return on investment based on number of stocks rather than dollar amount
Often used to compare the dividend-paying performance of different investment alternatives.
Attempts to measure the sensitivity of a company's stock returns to changes in the market or economy(market risk.) Tries to measure the elasticity of the co's business
Related Income earned to the investment made by owners.(Investors expect to earn more if they invest more money)
Measures cushion of working capital that companies maintain to allow for the inevitable uneveness in flow of funds through the working capital accounts
Measures percentage of each sales dollar that represents profit(not always reliable as it does not consider resources needed to earn income)
Measured the relationship between the current market price of the stock and its earnings per share
Indicated a margin of protection for creditors
Reflects the relationship between inventory and the value of goods sold

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