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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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Feed consumption and feed to gain ratio were measured weekly too.
Feed consumption and feed to gain ratio were not affected from breeder age in this study.
Feed to gain ratio at wk from 1 to 6 was not statistically significant between stocking density groups.
According to GATF, the companies submitted 109 samples that were then used to create a profile of printing quality The profile includes both densitometric attributes--such as solid ink density, dot gain, print contrast, ink trapping, dot gain ratios, grayness, hue error and total area coverage -- and colorimetric properties.