Fundamental Analysis FAQs

Why is the EBITDA margin considered to be a good indicator of a company's financial ...

What are some examples of different types of capital?

What is the formula for calculating opportunity cost?

What is the difference between EBITDA margin and profit margin?

What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and accounting profit?

What is the point of calculating economic value added (EVA)?

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Is a deficit in the balance of payments a bad thing?

What are examples of popular companies in the banking sector?

How does a company's capitalization structure affect its profitability?

How should investors interpret unlevered beta?

What does financial accounting focus on?

What kinds of liabilities appear on the balance sheet?

How are semivariable costs similar to fixed costs?

What is the impact of inflation on liquid assets?

What items are considered liquid assets?

How does opportunity cost impact how cost of debt is evaluated?

Are solvency ratios more concerned with the shortterm or the longterm?

Do companies measure their cost of debt with before or aftertax returns?

What is the difference between fixed cost and total fixed cost?

What does free cash flow to equity (FCFE) really tell an analyst?

What causes dividends per share to increase?

Where on the internet can I look up price to sales ratios for specific companies?

What types of companies tend to have the most deferred revenue?

What is the difference between deferred revenue and accrued expense?

Why is deferred revenue listed as a liability on the balance sheet?

Which is more important when estimating cost of capital  debt or equity?

How is cash flow affected by Average Collection Period?

What are some of the limitations of looking only at the return on total assets?

Why do shareholders need financial statements?

What is the difference between a subsidiary and a wholly owned subsidiary?

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

What are some examples of financial spread betting?

What are some of the limitations of only looking at the rate of return for an investment?

How are liquidity ratios different than solvency ratios?

What are analysts looking for when they use free cash flow to equity (FCFE)?

Why are efficiency ratios important to investors?

What are some examples of cash flow from operating activities?

What are the different ways that corporations can raise capital?

How exactly do I use the price to sales ratio to evaluate a stock?

What is the difference between cost of debt capital and cost of equity?

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What is considered a favorable price to sales ratio?

What kinds of companies are the best candidates for evaluation using the Gordon Growth ...

How should investors interpret a company's cash conversion cycle (CCC)?

How does a company choose between debt and equity in its capital structure?

Should I look at a company's operating profit or net profit?

Over what sort of time span should I be examining a company's EBITA margin?

How do I calculate a price to sales ratio using Excel?

How do I calculate fixed asset depreciation using Excel?

What is the difference between earnings per share and dividends per share?

How do you calculate net debt using Excel?

How can I calculate the value of a stock as per the Gordon Grown Model, using Excel?

What is the difference between current assets and fixed assets?

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How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

How do you use net present value to calculate a capital budget?

Why are stock buybacks so controversial?

What does the cash conversion cycle (CCC) tell us about a company's management?

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What is the average pricetoearnings ratio in the financial services sector?

Is there a benefit to outsourcing internationally over outsourcing within the country?

What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the financial services sector?

What size of annual dividend yield is typical of companies in the financial services ...

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When consolidating financials, how do you calculate Enterprise Value in cases that ...

What are some of the advantages of using coefficient of variation (COV)?

Why does operating profit exclude interest revenues and expenses?

How does ratio analysis make it easier to compare different companies?

What are some of the disadvantages of using coefficient of variation (COV)?

What are some common methods of gathering CI (competitive intelligence)?

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Is there an easy way to calculate the law of supply and demand for small business?

Has the Efficient Market Hypothesis been proven correct or incorrect?

How do I calculate an EBITDA margin using Excel?

What is capital structure theory?

What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

What is the formula for calculating the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)?

What is the difference between Operating Cash Flow and Net Operating Income (NOI)?

What happens when a corporation declares bankruptcy?

Why does Berkshire Hathaway prefer to buy back shares instead of paying dividends?

What other investment metrics are best used in conjunction with net margin?

How are the three major financial statements related to each other?

What is the difference between the current account and the capital account?

What are the main benchmarks that track the performance of the financial services ...

How do you calculate the variance in gross margin percentage due to price and cost?

How does fixed costs and variable costs affect gross profit?

What is the difference between financial capital and economic capital?

Why would a company want to decrease its dividends per share?

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How do you calculate a payout ratio using Excel?

How do interest rates influence a corporation's capital structure?

How does inventory turnover affect the cash conversion cycle (CCC)?

How do stockholders use agency theory to affect management?

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What is the average return on equity for a company in the financial services sector?

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