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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 and other ratios help analysts determine whether a company's share price properly reflects its performance.

ratio

The relation between two quantities when compared mathematically with one another. For example, the most frequently used ratio among investors is the price-earnings ratio. Financial analysts, investors, and managers use ratios to evaluate many factors such as the attractiveness of a stock or the operating efficiency of a company. Also called financial ratio. See also activity ratio, debt management ratio, liquidity ratio, profitability ratio.
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Radiographic heart size and the cardiothoracic ratio in three ethnic groups; a basis for a simple screening test for cardiac enlargement in men.
Although the preoperative chest radiographs showed that all patients had increased cardiothoracic ratio, postoperative chest radiographs showed significant improvements in pulmonary vascularity and reduction in the size of cardiac contour.
Among 25 patients with severe mitral regurgitation, cardiothoracic ratio was normal in 20 (80%) patients whereas cardiac enlargement was documented in 17 (68%) patients on echocardiography.
It has been demonstrated that the traditional linear cardiothoracic ratio shows an inverse correlation with the left ventricular ejection fraction (5).