Fundamental Analysis FAQs

  1. What are the components of shareholders' equity?

  2. Why is the Relative Vigor Index (RVI) important for traders and analysts?

  3. What is the difference between the acid test ratio and working capital ratio?

  4. What are the best technical indicators to complement the Positive Volume Index (PVI)?

  5. Do you always have to consider intrinsic value when purchasing a stock? Why or why ...

  6. What are some examples of return on investment capital?

  7. What is the difference between the yield of stock and the yield of a bond?

  8. What is the difference between cash flow and EBIDTA?

  9. What is the difference between an IPO and a seasoned issue?

  10. How do you use Microsoft Excel to calculate liquidity ratios?

  11. What is the difference between cash flow and fund flow?

  12. For which types of investments is the debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) the most ...

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

  14. How accurate or important is the debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) in evaluating ...

  15. How do I calculate the dividend payout ratio from an income statement?

  16. Over what duration should I be examining a given stock's PEG (price to earnings growth) ...

  17. What is the average return on equity for a company in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  18. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  19. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  20. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the forest products sector?

  21. Should I care about the book value per common share when dealing with a blue chip ...

  22. What is the average profit margin for a company in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  23. What is the average profit margin for a company in the forest products sector?

  24. What is the average return on equity for a company in the forest products sector?

  25. What kind of financial reporting requirements does GAAP set out?

  26. What are the pros and cons of owning preferred stock instead of common stock?

  27. Why would you take DCF into account rather than simply projecting future revenues?

  28. What is the formula for calculating gross profit margin in Excel?

  29. What is face value and how is it determined?

  30. What is the average profit margin for a utility company?

  31. What is the best cash flow management tool?

  32. What is the difference between capital investment decision and current asset decision?

  33. What is the difference between the debt ratio of a company and the debt ratio of ...

  34. What is the difference between the current ratio and the acid test ratio?

  35. What is the difference between authorized shares and outstanding shares?

  36. What is the difference between debt to income and debt to assets?

  37. How do I calculate the acid test ratio on a balance sheet?

  38. What is the difference between cash flow and revenue?

  39. How useful is ROCE as an indicator of a company's performance?

  40. If a company has a low price to book ratio, does this mean its stock is undervalued?

  41. What is the difference between yield and rate of return?

  42. What are some high profile cases of companies who failed to be socially responsible?

  43. What is revenue cycle management?

  44. What industries tend to use discounted cash flow (DCF), and why?

  45. What is the difference between intrinsic value and current market value?

  46. What is the difference between ROCE and ROI?

  47. Is it important for a company always to have a high liquidity ratio?

  48. What is the difference between ROCE and ROOC?

  49. To what extent should you take a company's liquidity ratio into account before investing ...

  50. How can a company quickly increase its liquidity ratio?

  51. What is the difference between ROCE and ROA?

  52. What is the difference between ROCE and ROE?

  53. Does a high price to book ratio correspond to a high ROE?

  54. What are the different ways a CEO could influence stock prices?

  55. What is considered a good price to book ratio?

  56. What is the difference between operating margin and contribution margin?

  57. What costs are not counted in gross profit margin?

  58. What is the proper ratio between working capital, current assets and current liabilities?

  59. What is a good operating margin for a business?

  60. What is the difference between operating margin and EBITDA

  61. How is gross profit margin used in sales?

  62. What is the difference between operating margin and profit margin?

  63. What is the difference between a Sharpe ratio and a Traynor ratio?

  64. What are some possible red flags in a company's dividend payout ratio?

  65. How does goodwill increase a company's value?

  66. How do I use the debt ratio to decide when to invest in a company?

  67. What is the difference between a Sharpe ratio and a Sortino ratio

  68. What is the difference between a sharpe ratio and an information ratio?

  69. What is the difference between gross profit margin and markup?

  70. What is the difference between gross profit margin and contribution margin?

  71. Is book value a better metric for company worth than the PE ratio?

  72. What is the difference between book value and salvage value

  73. What is a good Sharpe ratio?

  74. What is the difference between book value and carrying value

  75. What is the difference between gross profit margin and operating profit margin?

  76. What is being adjusted in "adjusted net income"?

  77. How do you use DCF for real estate valuation?

  78. What stock factors should you consider when a company makes a CEO change?

  79. What due diligence steps should an investor undertake before each investment?

  80. Why is due diligence important before a company acquisition?

  81. What are historic cases of companies failing to do their due diligence?

  82. What is the difference between operating income and revenue?

  83. What is liquidity management?

  84. What is the difference between gross margin and gross profit?

  85. When do companies publish P&L statements?

  86. What is the difference between market capitalization and enterprise value?

  87. What is the difference between operating income and operating profit?

  88. What is the difference between operating income and EBITDA?

  89. What is the difference between operating income and gross profit?

  90. Is operating profit the same as net income?

  91. How do you use the price-to-book ratio to evaluate a company's value?

  92. Is net income the same as profit?

  93. What are the best metrics to evaluate a telecommunication company?

  94. What is the difference between revenue and cost in gross margin?

  95. What is the difference between gross margin and net margin?

  96. What is the difference between gross margin and contribution margin?

  97. What is the difference between gross margin and operating margin?

  98. What is the difference between market capitalization and shares outstanding?

  99. What is the difference between market capitalization and market value?

  100. How do you find a company's P&L statement?

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