Financial Theory FAQs

  1. What are the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  2. How can I calculate capital employed from a company's balance sheet?

  3. What is a good gearing ratio?

  4. What is the difference between net income and cash flow from operating activities?

  5. What is the difference between EBIT and operating income?

  6. What is the difference between paid-up capital and share capital?

  7. What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Stratified Random Sampling?

  8. How can you calculate volatility in Excel?

  9. Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or NPV?

  10. What is the formula for calculating return on investment (ROI) in Excel?

  11. What is the weighted average of outstanding shares? How is it calculated?

  12. What is the difference between yield and return?

  13. What is the difference between revenue and sales?

  14. How do changes in working capital affect a company's cash flow?

  15. What is the formula for calculating net present value (NPV) in Excel?

  16. What are the different types of costs in cost accounting?

  17. What is the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet?

  18. What is considered a healthy operating profit margin?

  19. What's the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" investing?

  20. What is the difference between a capital expenditure and a revenue expenditure?

  21. What is the difference between revenue and income?

  22. How do I calculate the degree of operating leverage?

  23. What's the difference between book and market value?

  24. What is the difference between a P&L statement and a balance sheet?

  25. What is the difference between a Ponzi and a pyramid scheme?

  26. What Does it Mean if the Correlation Coefficient is Positive, Negative, or Zero?

  27. What's the difference between alpha and beta?

  28. How do you calculate shareholders' equity?

  29. What is the difference between revenue and profit?

  30. What is the formula for calculating return on assets (ROA)?

  31. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

  32. What's the difference between bottom-line and top-line growth?

  33. What are Some Examples of Stratified Random Sampling?

  34. What is the formula for calculating net present value (NPV)?

  35. What is the difference between gross profit margin and net profit margin?

  36. What is the difference between tangible and intangible assets?

  37. How do I calculate compound interest using Excel?

  38. How do you calculate variance in Excel?

  39. What is the difference between arithmetic and geometric averages?

  40. Who are Monsanto's main competitors?

  41. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

  42. Why is social responsibility important to a business?

  43. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

  44. What is the formula for calculating free cash flow?

  45. How do you calculate working capital?

  46. What items are considered liquid assets?

  47. What is the formula for calculating beta?

  48. How does accrual accounting differ from cash basis accounting?

  49. What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?

  50. What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

  51. Why would a company buyback its own shares?

  52. What is the formula for calculating weighted average cost of capital (WACC)?

  53. What is the formula for calculating the current ratio?

  54. What is the difference between CAPEX and OPEX?

  55. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

  56. How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?

  57. What is the formula for calculating earnings per share (EPS)?

  58. What is the formula for calculating internal rate of return (IRR) in Excel?

  59. What counts as "debts" and "income" when calculating my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

  60. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

  61. Are qualified dividends included in ordinary dividends?

  62. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

  63. How does depreciation affect cash flow?

  64. How should I analyze a company's financial statements?

  65. Free & operating cash flows: What's the Difference?

  66. How do you read a P&L statement?

  67. What is the Difference Between Operating Income and Net Income?

  68. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  69. How do I become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)?

  70. Does marrying someone with bad credit affect my credit score?

  71. What is a good debt ratio, and what is a bad debt ratio?

  72. Do plane tickets get cheaper closer to the date of departure?

  73. Are secured personal loans better than unsecured loans?

  74. How many free credit reports can you get per year?

  75. Can working capital be depreciated?

  76. Do working capital funds expire?

  77. How does escheatment affect a company's shareholders?

  78. How much working capital does a small business need?

  79. What does high working capital say about a company's financial prospects?

  80. Have hedge funds eroded market opportunities?

  81. How can working capital affect a company's finances?

  82. What can working capital be used for?

  83. What are working capital costs?

  84. What does low working capital say about a company's financial prospects?

  85. Does unearned revenue affect working capital?

  86. Do banks have working capital?

  87. Do nonprofit organizations have working capital?

  88. Can a company's working capital turnover ratio be negative?

  89. How can companies use the cash flow statement to mislead investors?

  90. Does working capital include salaries?

  91. Does working capital include inventory?

  92. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement?

  93. How do I use discounted cash flow (DCF) to value stock?

  94. How do dividends affect the balance sheet?

  95. Who actually declares a dividend?

  96. Are dividends considered an expense?

  97. Do dividends go on the balance sheet?

  98. What is the difference between a Debit Order and a Standard Order in a bank reconciliation?

  99. What are some examples of general and administrative expenses?

  100. How do dividend distributions affect additional paid in capital?

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