Fundamentals

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  1. How can a company with a positive bottom line be more risky than one with a negative ...

    Discover which factors contribute to risk when buying stock. Learn about the impacts of capital structure and cash flow on ...
  2. How can I use the debt-to-capital ratio to evaluate a stock?

    Understand the significance of the debt to capital ratio of financial leverage, and learn how investors and analysts make ...
  3. Does a high debt to capital ratio make a company a bad investment?

    Understand the debt to capital ratio and why a high debt to capital ratio doesn't necessarily mean that a stock is a bad ...
  4. What is the difference between operating leverage and financial leverage?

    Discover the two equity valuation metrics, operating leverage and financial leverage, how they are similar and what differentiates ...
  5. What risks does an entrepreneur face?

    Find out if you have what it takes to overcome the challenges and risks associated with starting a business and becoming ...
  6. Who sets the global standard to stop money laundering and how is it implemented?

    Find out how the Financial Action Task Force and International Monetary Fund are working to resolve the problems of money ...
  7. Unlocking The P/E Ratio For Apple

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Apple.
  8. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  9. How does JIT (just in time) production affect ROI (return on investment)?

    Learn about the "just in time" production strategy and how this on-demand system affects return on investment by reducing ...
  10. What can shareholders vote on?

    Understand the usual voting rights of common stock shareholders, along with the importance of shareholders exercising their ...
  11. How do you use internal rate of return to calculate a capital budget?

    Learn about how the internal rate of return is used in the creation of a capital budget along with net present value and ...
  12. How should I analyze a company's financial statements?

    Discover how investors and analysts use a company’s financial statements to evaluate a company's financial health and investment ...
  13. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  14. What are the main benefits of a JIT (just in time) production strategy?

    Learn about the just in time (JIT) business strategy and how using an on-demand production process can increase a company's ...
  15. What are the best ways for a company to improve its net margin?

    Learn about what businesses can do to increase their net margin, including ways to increase sales revenue and decrease operational ...
  16. What is the difference between drawdown and disbursement?

    Learn about some of the many definitions for financial drawdowns and disbursements, which represent transfers of funds between ...
  17. What You Need To Know About Google's P/E Ratio

    We show you how to calculate the price to earnings ratio, a key valuation metric, for Google.
  18. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  19. What does the Efficient Market Hypothesis have to say about fundamental analysis?

    Find out what the efficient markets hypothesis has to say about fundamental analysis and how recent finance research has ...
  20. What does operating profit margin tell a business owner?

    Learn about the operating profit margin, how it is calculated and what it says to both business owners and investors about ...
  21. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  22. How is the Altman Z-Score used in fundamental analysis?

    Learn about the Altman Z-score, how it is calculated and how to interpret the Altman Z-score to assess the viability of a ...
  23. What does it mean when a company has a high capital adequacy ratio?

    Learn about the capital adequacy ratio, what the ratio measures, how it is calculated and what it means when a bank has a ...
  24. What is the difference between the capital adequacy ratio vs. the solvency ratio?

    Understand the different applications for using the capital adequacy ratio and the solvency ratio, which are both equity ...
  25. What are the differences between solvency ratios and liquidity ratios?

    Learn about liquidity ratios and solvency ratios, some examples of these ratios and the main difference between them.
  26. How can a company increase its return on total assets?

    Learn about return on total assets (ROTA) and how a business can increase its ratio by increasing revenue, decreasing expenses ...
  27. How do you use discounted cash flow to calculate a capital budget?

    Learn how discounted cash flows are used in creating capital budgets as a part of the net present value and internal rate ...
  28. What is the indirect method of calculating cash flow from operating activities?

    Understand why the indirect method is used to calculate a company's cash flow from operating activities, and learn what adjustments ...
  29. What are some examples of efficiency ratios used in measuring businesses?

    Learn about some of the most common efficiency ratios that market analysts and investors use in the process of evaluating ...
  30. What is the difference between EBIT and cash flow from operating activities?

    Learn about the difference between earnings before interest and taxes and cash flow from operating activities in financial ...
  31. The Future of Big Pharma Stocks

    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  32. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  33. What are some of the limitations and drawbacks of using the cash conversion cycle ...

    Understand some of the limitations analysts must take into account when using the cash conversion cycle, or CCC, to evaluate ...
  34. How do I find out my own risk tolerance?

    Learn why risking capital can be risky business, how much risk can you afford and how to determine the right amount of risk ...
  35. When is accrual accounting more useful than cash accounting?

    Learn when accrual accounting is more useful than cash accounting when trying to determine a company's performance over a ...
  36. What is the difference between an operational expense and an administrative expense?

    An operating expense covers the production and marketing of products and services, whereas an administrative expense covers ...
  37. What are the different capitalization ratios?

    Learn about capitalization ratios, three different ratios that measure debt in relation to capital structure and how to calculate ...
  38. What are some examples of Cash Flow from Financing (CFF)?

    Learn about examples of cash flow from financing, such as how companies fund their operations and how it is reflected in ...
  39. What can cause an asset to trade above its market value?

    Learn some of the factors that can affect the price of an investment asset and the major reasons why an asset might trade ...
  40. What is the difference between present value and net present value?

    Understand the difference between the present value and net present value calculations and how these formulas are used in ...
  41. Why is Average Collection Period important to a company?

    Discover why the average collection period can be a particularly important accounting ratio for a company that relies heavily ...
  42. What are some common examples of marketable securities?

    Learn about marketable securities and the most common types of both debt and equity securities, including common stock, bonds ...
  43. What is the purpose of drawing up a cash flow statement?

    Understand the reasons behind why a company draws up a cash flow statement. Learn how it is used to understand the trends ...
  44. Which financial ratio best reflects capital structure?

    Learn about the debt-to-equity ratio and why this metric is widely considered the most useful reflection of a company's capital ...
  45. What is considered to be a good fixed asset turnover ratio?

    Learn what the fixed asset turnover ratio is, how the ratio is calculated and how the fixed asset turnover ratio can be used ...
  46. How much debt is too much when calculating capital budgeting?

    Learn how companies determine how much debt is acceptable when funding a new project by using the net present value to estimate ...
  47. What Lies Ahead for Apple's P/E ratio

    Recently, Apple's P/E multiple has come down to levels equal to the S&P 500. What does the future hold for the tech giant's ...
  48. What role does ratio analysis play in valuing a company?

    Learn about the role of ratio analysis in determining company value, including some of the most common ratios used by modern ...
  49. What's the difference between free cash flow to equity and accounting profits?

    Understand the difference between Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) and Accounting Profit and their relevance to enterprises, ...
  50. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the drugs sector?

    Learn what the average price-to-earnings ratio is for companies operating in the drugs sector and why this metric is important ...
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