TIE Ratio

The TIE Ratio shows the ability to pay interest charges out of earnings. (TIE stands for times interest earned.) This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the financial statements. Continue reading

Equity Multiplier

The equity multiplier ratio is the factor by which assets grew from the use of debt. This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the financial statements. Continue reading

EBITDA Coverage

The EBITDA coverage ratio shows if earnings are able to satisfy all financial obligations including leases and principal payments. (EBITDA is short for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.) This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the financial statements. Continue reading

Debt to Equity Ratio

The debt to equity ratio indicates how much of a company’s financing is provided through debt as compared to equity. This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations, including where Total Assets and Total Liabilities are on the Balance Sheet. Continue reading

Debt Ratio

The debt ratio indicates how much of a company’s assets are provided through debt. This is the proportion of funding that is provided by creditors. This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations, including where Total Assets and Total Liabilities are on the Balance Sheet. Continue reading

Return on Equity Du Pont

Return on equity (ROE) measures profitability related to ownership. Management at Du Pont came up with Return on Equity (Du Pont), an approach that showed that return on equity depends on ROA and the equity multiplier. This interactive tutorial explains the concept by walking you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the financial statements. Continue reading

Return on Equity

Return on equity (ROE) measures profitability related to ownership. This interactive tutorial explains the concept by walking you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the financial statements. Continue reading

Gross Profit Ratio

The gross profit ratio indicates how much of each sales dollar is available to meet expenses and profits after merely paying for the goods that were sold. This interactive tutorial explains the gross profit ratio by walking you through the steps, including where Sales and Cost of Goods Sold are on the Income Statement. It lets you use your own numbers — great for checking homework answers! Continue reading

Balance Sheet: Quiz

Study balance sheet terms like assets, depreciation, goodwill, and more with this fun quiz. Continue reading

Balance Sheet

Learn about the structure and contents of a balance sheet by examining one for the fictitious company Bogus Manufacturing, Inc. Continue reading