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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.
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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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(I, 143a-b): Quando ergo comparantur posse creari, et posse generari, si comparentur ratione principales significati, dico, quod non tantum est univocum, immo etiam unicum, ut visum est aliter tamen et aliter intellectum et enuntiatum, sicut posse generare et posse creare.
Sed secundo modo se habet ratio quae inducitur ad manifestationem Trinitatis: quia scilicet, Trinitate posita, congruunt huiusmodi rationes; non tamen ita quod per has rationes sufficienter probetur Trinitas Personarum.
Quae distinctio inter simulauonem totalem et partialem <<sane admitti solet "non quidem ratione effectus, qui semper idem est seu nullitas matrimonii, sed rafione obiecti et conscientiae simulati actus" (coram Stankiewicz, sent.
"But the division of being into analogically diverse rationes of potency and act makes both the discovery of the real distinction of essence and existence and the causal reasoning to the conclusion of God as pure act, to be possible." Second, then, the foundation for any proper metaphysical reflection concerning God is the analogy of proper proportionality.
If all concepts of essences are grounded in a concept of being without a single ratio, can any unity be discovered for their distinctive rationes? Since God's perfections are one with His being, the common ratio in all pure perfections, realized in creatures and applied to God, must likewise be denied.
ut convincerem eos, qui minus utile aestimabant vestram nobilissimam intentionem dialecticae disciplinae discere velle rationes, quas beatus Augustinus in libris de sancta Trinitate adprime necessarias esse putavit, dum profundissimas de sancta Trinitate quaestiones, non nisi categoriarum subtilitate explanari posse probovit.