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

See ratio.

financial ratio

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In the life segment, the new business margin weakened by 0.
7% declined 170 basis points from the same period in 2012 primarily due to product mix and distribution costs and lower restaurant business margin.
The House of Representatives (DPR) and the government have not approved an increase in the business margin.
The business margin is increasing and recession is contributing to its continuous growth.
The new business margin in the first nine months of the year improved by three percentage points on a year earlier to 35% in the UK, it added.
The group said: 'Both new business contribution and new business margin improved in the first nine months of 2004 and Scottish Widows remains well capitalised and on track to pay a 2004 dividend to Lloyds TSB.
Despite the lower topline and difficult market conditions, new business margin rose 1.
During the last six years, British Gas's residential business margin has averaged 3.
In life assurance, global new business was up 35 per cent at EUR729 million (pounds 372 million), with a new business margin of 24.
In Life and Health insurance, the new business margin rose to 2.
Group EBIT before one-off an indicator capturing the underlying business margin by excluding material non-recurring charges or profits caused by movements in provisions related to programmes and restructurings or foreign exchange impacts improved to 1,769 million (H1 2013: 1,614 million).

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