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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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Caption: Figure 6: Comparison for segmental signal-to-noise ratio output (SNRO) with 25 words contaminated by white noise with signal-to-noise ratio input (SNRI) of 3 dB.
Classification of the columnar and spherical targets is based on the extracted length-width ratio, pixel value, and signal-to-noise ratio. According to the experimental results of the two classification methods, there are only three misjudgments existing within the 40 sonar images by using the multidimensional Bayesian classification model.
The method of Generalized Average of Seismograms (GAS) was developed to improve signal-to-noise ratio of coherent seismograms from seismic arrays.
With the estimated signal-to-noise ratio S/[N.sub.ext] = 2600 (cf.
Equations 1 and 2, when substituted into Equation 3, describe the effect of the LO noise floor, [pounds sterling] (in dBc/Hz), on the signal-to-noise ratio of the receiver, High linearity mixers typically require high LO drive levels and the noise floor of amplifiers can increase by an order of magnitude.
Concerted efforts to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the measurements are required.
The sonar's signal-to-noise ratio suggested the profile of a coastal fishing boat too small to be operating 14 kilometers off the Hawaiian coast, the paper said, quoting investigative sources.
Methodological considerations necessary to optimize the resulting signal-to-noise ratio are discussed.
The ClearSpeech algorithm delivers a 20dB improvement in signal-to-noise ratio and a 10dB reduction in broadband noise.
Experiments [19, 20] on word intelligibility for Russian speech against white and pink noise with levels of signal-to-noise ratio of 0 dB and lower showed different results: according to [19] the results for these two types of noise were very similar, while according to [20] word intelligibility for speech against white noise was higher.
The ultrahigh signal-to-noise ratio sensor allows users to set exposure time from 1 msec up to 10 sec and adjust 20 scales of Gain value.