Fundamental Analysis FAQs

  1. What is the relationship between minority interest discount and fair market value?

  2. What are the differences between deferred expenses and prepaid expenses?

  3. Why should a growth investor consider the metals and mining sector?

  4. Why is the Wide-Ranging Days important for traders and analysts?

  5. Is return on sales the best metric for profitability?

  6. Is return on sales (ROS) the same as profit margin?

  7. What is the difference between current assets and non-current assets?

  8. How are cash purchases recorded on a company's income statement?

  9. How are retained earnings related to a company's income statement?

  10. What is the best timeframe to use when evaluating return on sales (ROS)?

  11. Is return on sales (ROS) the same as return on equity?

  12. How can investors in the Internet sector most directly profit from the growth of ...

  13. What metrics can be used to evaluate companies in the financial services sector?

  14. What investments have been the poorest historical performers?

  15. Are small cap companies more risky investments than large cap companies?

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

  17. What main factors affect share prices in the metals and mining sector?

  18. What is the difference between residual income and operational income?

  19. How do analysts and investors interpret Economic Value Added?

  20. Why do investors with minority interest receive a minority interest discount and ...

  21. What does the efficient market hypothesis assume about fair value?

  22. What role do core competencies play in a balanced scorecard?

  23. How do I calculate free, discounted and operational cash flow in Excel?

  24. What value metrics are best for analyzing companies in the metals and mining sector?

  25. What developed countries have the greatest exposure to metals and mining?

  26. Are small cap companies a safer investment than large cap companies?

  27. Why do credit card companies calculate revenue splits in terms of basis points?

  28. How is NAV used for oil, gas, and energy investments?

  29. What are the differences between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's business philosophies?

  30. If the intrinsic value of a stock is significantly lower than the market price, should ...

  31. What was the largest company Warren Buffett ever bought through Berkshire Hathaway?

  32. What was the first stock Warren Buffett ever bought?

  33. How is standard deviation used to determine risk?

  34. What is the average growth rate of the oil & gas drilling sector?

  35. Is liquidity calculated by flow?

  36. How do I calculate yield in Excel?

  37. What are the most common metrics for evaluating utilities?

  38. What is Warren Buffett's relation to "Supercat" insurance?

  39. What impact does brand equity have on profit margins?

  40. What was the worst investment Warren Buffett made in his career?

  41. Is financial spread betting considered an investment?

  42. Does Warren Buffett invest in gold? Why or why not?

  43. What is the use of having revolving credit if your credit score suffers for using ...

  44. How do you calculate the proper weights of different costs of capital?

  45. Why is time an important factor when evaluating supply?

  46. Why are the fair value accounting rules controversial?

  47. What does it mean if a share's market value is significantly higher than its book ...

  48. What is the difference between the Sharpe ratio and alpha?

  49. What is the difference between book value and market value

  50. How do I calculate incremental return on investment capital?

  51. When and why were GAAP first established?

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

  53. How long are accounts receivable allowed to be outstanding?

  54. What is the difference between standard deviation and average deviation?

  55. What does it signify about the state of a company if it has unusually high shareholders' ...

  56. What does operating margin measure?

  57. Who uses book value to estimate the value of a company?

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

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

  60. What are the main factors that drive share prices in the railroads sector?

  61. How does seasonality affect the railroads sector?

  62. What are examples of popular companies in the forest products sector?

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

  64. What is the average return on equity for a company in the railroads sector?

  65. How do you calculate the ratio between debt and equity in the cost of capital

  66. What is the average profit margin for a company in the railroads sector?

  67. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the railroads sector?

  68. How do I use Excel to calculate the book value per common share?

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

  70. What is the average growth rate of the forest products sector?

  71. Can anyone own common stock in a company?

  72. How do you transfer common stock from one broker to another?

  73. How often should I be checking the NAV of my mutual fund shares?

  74. What are examples of popular companies in the railroads sector?

  75. What is the difference between book value per common share and NAV (net asset value)?

  76. What are some examples of preferred stock, and why do companies issue it?

  77. How do you calculate costs of capital when budgeting new projects?

  78. Has gold been a good investment over the long term?

  79. Are there any downsides to globalization?

  80. What's the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet approach?

  81. How do you use the profitability index rule when scoping out a project?

  82. Is NAV the best way to assess the value of an REIT?

  83. What is cash or pro forma income on an income statement?

  84. Can companies insure their accounts receivable?

  85. How can a company improve its Economic Value Added (EVA)?

  86. What types of companies have a high proportion of intangible assets?

  87. How do I use the bid-ask spread to evaluate whether I should buy a particular stock?

  88. What kinds of events or circumstances will increase or decrease the proportion of ...

  89. Are a bank's current assets counted as liquidity?

  90. What is the difference between a company's equity and its shareholders' equity?

  91. What is more important for a business, profitability or growth?

  92. What is the difference between the cost of capital and required return?

  93. What is the best way to calculate profitability for startups?

  94. How do I use the news to find arbitrage opportunities?

  95. What is the difference between EBIT and EBT?

  96. What is the difference between EBIT and EBITDA?

  97. What is the relationship between marginal return and profitability?

  98. Why is the PEG (price to earnings growth) ratio something I should be looking at ...

  99. How are taxes treated in the consumer price index (CPI)?

  100. Why do analysts look at operating cash flow?

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