financial ratio

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Financial ratio

The result of dividing one financial statement item by another. Ratios help analysts interpret financial statements by focusing on specific relationships.

Financial Ratio

The division of one piece of financial information by another. Financial ratios are very common in fundamental analysis, which investigates the financial health of companies. An example of a financial ratio is the price-earnings ratio, which divides a publicly-traded company's share price by its earnings per share. This helps analysts determine whether a company's share price properly reflects its performance.

financial ratio

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financial ratio

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Overall, there was a small decrease in new business margins and a comforting 12.
Cutting business margins taxes was less popular, but still won support from 52 percent of respondents, while 26 percent said they oppose such cuts.
Secondary market purchasers are often able to boost their business margins by offering these returned or refurbished products to their customers at great prices.
The export business margins remained small due to initial investment in target markets and are being aggressively pushed to establish profitable volumes in the key focus markets van der Westhuizen stated.
Dubai: As the retail banking business in the UAE is set for an average 10 per cent per year asset growth, the retail business margins are expected to come under squeeze due to potential rise cost of funds and rising competitive pressures in the market.
The competition has become stiff and it is impacting retail business margins.
Base business margins improved over the corresponding period.
On the other hand, Lenovo doubling the server business margins is a good deal for Lenovo," said Alberto Moel, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Sanford C.
Additionally, future regulated business margins may temper, driven by competitive pressure, requirements related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the changing business mix, with a growing share of Medicare and Medicaid products where the margins are lower.
By developing alliances with the supply chain, contractors will be able to reduce costs and develop more sustainable business margins whilst offering greater value to clients.
lt;span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Furthermore, high oil prices are eroding consumer and business confidence, hurting household balance sheets, and compressing business margins.
There is a real risk fuel prices will affect business margins and have a knock-on effect on raw materials, transport and job creation.

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