Fundamental Analysis FAQs

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

  2. How liquid are BlackRock mutual funds? (BLK)

  3. When does a growth stock turn into a value opportunity?

  4. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do the ratios that are used come from?

  5. What items are considered liquid assets?

  6. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

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

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

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

  10. How do you calculate working capital?

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

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

  13. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

  14. Are personal loans considered income?

  15. Are secured personal loans better than unsecured loans?

  16. Can personal loans be included in bankruptcy?

  17. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  18. Do you discount working capital in net present value (NPV)?

  19. How is working capital different from fixed capital?

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

  21. What can working capital be used for?

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

  23. Do you include working capital in net present value (NPV)?

  24. Do nonprofit organizations have working capital?

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

  26. Does working capital include stock?

  27. Does working capital measure liquidity?

  28. How do I read and analyze an income statement?

  29. Does working capital include prepaid expenses?

  30. Why is working capital management important to a company?

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

  32. Can working capital be too high?

  33. Are mutual funds considered cash equivalents?

  34. Why do mutual funds require minimum investments?

  35. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement and why do companies publish them?

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

  37. Are stocks real assets?

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

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

  40. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

  41. Why can additional paid in capital never have a negative balance?

  42. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

  43. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) priced?

  44. How can a company execute a tax-free spin-off?

  45. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

  46. How can EV/EBITDA be used in conjunction with the P/E ratio?

  47. Why is a company's Cash Flow from Financing (CFF) important to both investors and ...

  48. How can a company reduce the unsystematic risk of its own security issues?

  49. How often should a small business owner go through a bank reconciliation process?

  50. What is the difference between terminal value and residual value?

  51. How can I find a company's EV/EBITDA multiple?

  52. What is considered a healthy EV/EBITDA?

  53. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

  54. How is the marginal cost of production used to find an optimum production level?

  55. What metrics can be used when evaluating a telecommunications company to ensure its ...

  56. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

  57. How do investors interpret the same store sales ratio when analyzing food and beverage ...

  58. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

  59. How does a long tail become profitable?

  60. What portion of the global economy is comprised of the telecommunications sector?

  61. What portion of the telecommunications sector will benefit most from continued growth ...

  62. How do you calculate a reverse split using Excel?

  63. What are some common accretive transactions?

  64. What profit margin is usual for a company in the retail sector?

  65. What are some examples of money market funds?

  66. What are some of the common trends of the Average Revenue Per User in the telecommunications ...

  67. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the retail sector?

  68. What annual return could an investor expect on average from the telecommunications ...

  69. What is the average price-to-book ratio of companies in the retail sector?

  70. What are average operating expenses for the oil and gas sector?

  71. What does residual value represent in a private equity investment?

  72. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the retail sector?

  73. How do companies with a large product portfolio use BCG Analysis?

  74. What is the effect of a reverse split on the stock's value?

  75. Are companies with high Book Value Of Equity Per Share (BVPS) takeover targets?

  76. What metrics are commonly used to evaluate companies in the retail sector?

  77. What are the typical ratios for a reverse stock split?

  78. What is the formula for calculating free cash flow in Excel?

  79. How many votes am I entitled to, if I own ordinary shares of a company?

  80. How is a company's market capitalization affected by a reverse stock split?

  81. How do you calculate free cash flow?

  82. Why would you undertake a reverse split?

  83. How do you calculate the quick ratio?

  84. What is the formula for calculating the receivables turnover ratio?

  85. How do you calculate CAGR?

  86. How strong are the barriers to entry for new companies in the telecommunications ...

  87. What is the long-term average growth rate of the telecommunications sector?

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

  89. What average annual total return does the utilities sector generate?

  90. What is the long-term outlook of the telecommunications sector?

  91. How do investors interpret the same store sales ratio when analyzing retail stocks?

  92. Why have utility stocks become more volatile investments than they were historically?

  93. What happens if a company's earnings fall short of estimates?

  94. Are there leveraged ETFs that follow the retail sector?

  95. What is the average return on equity for a company in the utilities sector?

  96. Why would a company perform a reverse stock split?

  97. What is the formula for calculating return on equity (ROE) in Excel?

  98. What level of research and development compares to sales is typical in the electronics ...

  99. What key conditions might explain a company's declining net sales in spite of increasing ...

  100. What is the average price-to-book ratio for companies in the telecommunications sector?

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