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  1. What is the minimum liquidity coverage ratio that a bank must have from 2016 to 2 ...

    Learn the purpose of the new liquidity coverage ratio requirements under the Basel III standards, and see the phase-in of ...
  2. What can demographics tell us about present and future consumption trends and economic ...

    Learn what demographics reveals about present and future consumption trends and economic cycles. Demographics is the study ...
  3. What external factors can influence EBITDA margins?

    Learn what external factors influence EBITDA margins, such as consumer preferences, laws, inflation or deflation, price movements ...
  4. What Is The Value In Value Investing?

    Value investing has its advantages, but it also has significant drawbacks. We look at the pros and cons.
  5. The Business Model Of Private Prisons

    How does the business model of private prisons work?
  6. What will examining a company's cash flow from operating activities tell an investor?

    Understand what examining a company's cash flow from operating activities tells an investor. Learn why the cash flow statement ...
  7. What are financial risk ratios and how are they used to measure risk?

    Explore some of the primary financial risk ratios that investors and analysts commonly use to evaluate a company's overall ...
  8. How does degree of financial leverage (DFL) affect earnings per share (EPS)?

    Learn about degree of financial leverage, how to calculate a company's DFL and how the DFL affects earnings per share.
  9. How is direct cost margin calculated?

    Find out how to calculate the direct cost margin, including how it is used in corporate finance as an indicator of operational ...
  10. How does the profit margin compare for a generic drug versus a brand name drug?

    Learn how the profit margins compare for generic drugs and brand-name drugs. Brand-name drugs cost three to four times more ...
  11. What are the differences between preference shares and debentures?

    Learn why preference shares are equity securities and debentures are debt securities. Understand the differences between ...
  12. The Most Crucial Financial Ratios For Penny Stocks

    Given adequate financial disclosure, investors can use some of the same financial ratios for valuing blue chip stocks to ...
  13. Can Microsoft Apps Compete With Android & Apple?

    Microsoft's answer to the smartphone crazy is the Windows Phone. The obvious problem with Windows Phones in an ever-connected ...
  14. How do prepaid expenses affect liquidity ratio calculations?

    Understand how prepaid expenses affect a company's liquidity ratio calculations. Learn about the most common types of liquidity ...
  15. The Story Behind Tesla's Success

    Tesla’s cars have been a hit not only car buyers, but also catapulted the company into the spotlight as one of the few successful ...
  16. Why is it useful for investors to calculate Net Operating Profit After Tax for over-leveraged ...

    Understand why it is useful for investors to calculate net operating profit after tax (NOPAT) for overleveraged companies ...
  17. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the aerospace sector?

    Find out more about the average price-to-book ratio of the aerospace sector and the importance of comparing P/B ratios between ...
  18. What is the average return on equity for a company in the aerospace sector?

    Learn about the average return on equity of companies in the aerospace sector and what ROE indicates about a company.
  19. What price-to-earnings ratio is average in the aerospace sector?

    Find out what the average price-to-earnings ratio is for companies in the aerospace sector and the importance of comparing ...
  20. Will Downsizing Your Home Pay Off?

    A little math can help you determine whether downsizing your home is worth it. It involves subtracting the costs of such ...
  21. Top Reasons to Invest in Google

    There's three main reasons Google stands to succeed for years to come.
  22. Why should investors consider the fully diluted share amount?

    Learn about the importance of considering the fully diluted shares, how it could affect a stock's share price and how dilution ...
  23. Why is it beneficial to use Net Operating Profit After Tax to compare companies within ...

    Understand why it's beneficial to use net operating profit after tax (NOPAT) to compare companies within the same industry ...
  24. What is the average return on total revenue for the insurance sector?

    Learn about the three main segments of the insurance industry, and find out what the average return on revenues is for the ...
  25. How do I calculate the rule of 72 using Matlab?

    Learn how to calculate years it takes for an investment to double or halve based on the rate of return or inflation using ...
  26. What's the difference between basic shares and fully diluted shares?

    Find out more about basic outstanding shares, fully diluted shares, the difference between the calculation of shares and ...
  27. Should You Buy Honda Stock Before The HondaJet Launch?

    Can the launch of HondaJet, a private business jet, add value to Honda's stock prices? Investopedia explores the investment ...
  28. How might a company's contingent liabilities affect its share price?

    Discover what contingent liabilities are, and how and to what extent such liabilities may have an impact on a company's share ...
  29. What types of future events are taking into account for contingent liability?

    Understand the concept of contingent liabilities, and learn about some of the most common types of contingent liabilities ...
  30. Is Snapchat Overvalued?

    Snapchat has been valued at $10 billion, but it's unclear how profitable the private company really is.
  31. How is residual value of an asset determined?

    Understand what the residual value of an asset is and how the residual value of an asset is calculated. Learn how residual ...
  32. What is the average debt/equity ratio of airline companies?

    Find out more about the average long-term debt to equity ratio of companies in the airlines sector and the importance of ...
  33. What is the average price-to-book ratio for companies in the automotive sector?

    Learn about the average price-to-book ratio, or P/B ratio, for companies in the automotive sector and how to determine which ...
  34. What debt/equity ratio is average in the automotive sector?

    Find out more about the importance of analyzing the debt-to-equity ratio and the average debt-to-equity ratio of companies ...
  35. What is the difference between subordinated debt and senior debt?

    Understand the difference between subordinated debt and senior debt. Learn what a company is required to do in case of bankruptcy.
  36. When should a business avoid debt financing?

    Read about the optimal use of debt in a business capital structure and how to know when a business should avoid further debt ...
  37. Cash Flow Is King: How to Keep it Running

    Why is cash flow so important, and what steps can a business take to improve it?
  38. Can pro forma financial statements be more helpful to analysts and investors than ...

    Examine the controversy over GAAP reporting standards as compared to pro forma statements, and learn which are considered ...
  39. How does bank reconciliation affect a cash control policy?

    Understand how the bank reconciliation process augments a company's cash controls and is an essential part of proper cash ...
  40. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  41. Financial Analysis: Solvency Vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health. A number of financial ratios are used to measure ...
  42. How do bankruptcy costs affect a company's capital structure?

    Understand the Modigliani and Miller theory of capital structure. Learn how the theory shows how bankruptcy costs affect ...
  43. How does market share affect a company's stock performance?

    Discover how market share affects a company's performance. Market share is important in cyclical industries and not important ...
  44. What metrics are most appropriate to evaluate companies in the aerospace sector?

    See which fundamental metrics, such as advanced product bookings, are most important to evaluate before investing in the ...
  45. Which metric should I pay more attention to, EV/EBITDA or P/E?

    Examine and compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of the two equity evaluation metrics, EV/EBITDA and the price-to-earnings ...
  46. The Top 3 Reasons Southwest's Stock Is a 'Buy'

    Discover the key differences between Southwest Airlines and other major U.S. airlines that have made Southwest a major business ...
  47. 10 Ways to Nurse Cash Flow in Healthcare

    Running a business in healthcare? You might want to rethink cash flow management practices.
  48. When and why should the terminal value be discounted?

    Find out why investors use the terminal value, why the terminal value is discounted to the present day, and how it's related ...
  49. How much do changes in interest rates affect the profitability of the insurance sector?

    Learn about the relationship between interest rates and insurance company profitability, and how interest rates can affect ...
  50. What is the difference between the operating the operating cash flow ratio and operating ...

    Find out more about the operating cash flow ratio, the operating cash flow margin, how to calculate these ratios and the ...
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