Essay about Financial Ratios

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Financial Analysis

Gauge of company performance/strength
* Investment analysts are primarily interested in financial statements as a predictor of future performance
* Lenders will primarily focus on the financial strength (default risk)

Financial Ratios

Margin Ratios

Gross profit margin = (Revenue – COGS) / Revenue

Net profit margin = Net profit after taxation / Revenue
Should minority interest be added back to profit?

Net operating margin = Net profit before interest and tax / Revenue

Return on Investment Ratios

Return on capital employed (ROCE) = net profit / share capital + reserves + long-term liabilities
Shows how much a company has earned on invested long-term funds.

Return on equity (ROE) = net profit / share capital + reserves
Measures how much a company has earned on the funds invested by its shareholders.

Return on assets (ROA) = Net profit after tax + (interest x (1- tax rate))/ Total assets
Shows how well a company’s funds were used, irrespective of the relative magnitudes of the sources of these funds

Earnings per share (EPS) = net profit / number of shares
Diluted EPS includes potential shares (convertible bonds etc.)

Price to earnings (P/E) ratio = market price per share / EPS
Reflects how the market judges the company’s growth expectations.

Asset Utilisation Ratios

* Total asset turnover = Revenue / total assets

* Long-term asset turnover= Revenue / non-current assets

* Inventory turnover = cost of sales / average inventory
How many times a company's inventory is sold and replaced over a period
Divide 365 by the answer to get the ‘average days inventory outstanding’

Solvency Ratios
Solvency refers to the long-term ability to generate cash internally or from external sources in order to meet long-term financial obligations

* Gearing ratio = Long-term liabilities / Capital employed

How dependent is a firm on borrowing? How much is it leveraged? More leverage is associated with more risk. Leverage…