Operating ratios

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Operating ratios

Ratios that measures a firm's operating efficiency. Examples include profit margin, and sales to assets.

Operating Ratio

A ratio of a company's operating expenses to its sales or revenue. A lower operating ratio is considered ideal because it indicates that, in the event of a decline in sales or revenue, a company will maintain profitability. Most firms desire an operating ratio below 0.80.
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