Profitability

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  1. Explaining Facebook's 199% Rise in Four Years ...

    Examine Facebook's price history to determine the primary drivers of the stock, and ...
  2. Facebook's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look ...

    Analyze Facebook's economic moat to determine its width and sustainability, and discover ...
  3. Behind IBM's 87.6% Rise in 10 years (IBM)

    Analyze IBM's stock price history to learn why investor outlook has been more important ...
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  6. Why Oil Prices Won't Affect S&P Profit Margins ...

    Learn why Barclays thinks that a rise in oil prices should lead to improvements in ...
  1. Profitability Indicator Ratios

    Learn about profit margin analysis, effective tax rate, return on assets, return ...
  1. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

    Learn about EBITDA and how companies can manipulate this calculation to look more profitable.
  2. Why is working capital management important to a company?

    Learn about a company's working capital; good working capital management is essential to maintaining a company's liquidity ...
  3. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement and why do companies publish them?

    Understand the basics of the profit and loss statement, including why it is published and how it is used to assess financial ...
  4. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

    Learn the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate; the former is a profitability ratio, and the ...
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