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

  2. What are some examples of different types of capital?

  3. How should investors interpret unlevered beta?

  4. How are semi-variable costs similar to fixed costs?

  5. Are solvency ratios more concerned with the short-term or the long-term?

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

  7. What causes dividends per share to increase?

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

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

  10. What is the difference between deferred revenue and accrued expense?

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

  12. How is cash flow affected by Average Collection Period?

  13. Why do shareholders need financial statements?

  14. What are some examples of financial spread betting?

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

  16. How are liquidity ratios different than solvency ratios?

  17. Why are efficiency ratios important to investors?

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

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

  20. Why has the price to sales ratio become a more popular metric than it was in the ...

  21. What is considered a favorable price to sales ratio?

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

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

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

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

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

  27. How do I calculate fixed asset depreciation using Excel?

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

  29. How do you calculate net debt using Excel?

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

  31. How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

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

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

  34. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the total debt to total assets ...

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

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

  37. Why does operating profit exclude interest revenues and expenses?

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

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

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

  41. Has the Efficient Market Hypothesis been proven correct or incorrect?

  42. How do I calculate an EBITDA margin using Excel?

  43. What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

  44. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

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

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

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

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

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

  50. How does fixed costs and variable costs affect gross profit?

  51. What is the difference between financial capital and economic capital?

  52. What is the difference between accounts payable turnover ratio and accounts receivables ...

  53. How do you calculate a payout ratio using Excel?

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

  55. What is the formula for calculating return on assets (ROA)?

  56. Over what duration should I be evaluating a company's total debt to total assets ...

  57. When do analysts use days payable outstanding (DPO) in their company evaluations?

  58. What does days sales of inventory (DSI) represent as a ratio?

  59. How do you find a company's days sales of inventory (DSI)?

  60. What is industry etiquette for number of days payable outstanding (DPO)?

  61. What are red flags in a company's days sales of inventory?

  62. What's the difference between accrued expenses and accounts payable?

  63. What is the advantage of calculating accrued expenses over prepaid expenses?

  64. Why is overhead cost allocation sometimes manipulated on an income statement?

  65. What is a common number for days payable outstanding? (DPO)?

  66. Which developed markets have the greatest exposure to financial services?

  67. Who exactly needs to be paying attention to the time interest earned ratio of a company?

  68. What does a high times interest earned ratio signify with regard to a company's future?

  69. How can I calculate the times interest earned in Excel?

  70. What measures should a company take if its total debt to total assets ratio is too ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  87. How is standard deviation used to determine risk?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  97. Why are the fair value accounting rules controversial?

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

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

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

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