Ratio Analysis

Ratios used in financial analysis compare companies to or within an industry. We have listed groups of commonly used ratios with links to examples, explanations, and formulas. Continue reading

Overview of Financial Statements

After preparing your adjusted trial balance, the next step in the accounting cycle is to prepare your financial statements. Learn about the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, and retained earnings statement in this tutorial. Continue reading

Total Asset Turnover Ratio

The total assets turnover ratio measures the use of all assets in terms of sales, by comparing sales with net total assets. This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations as well as where on the financial statements to find the numbers. Continue reading

Inventory Turnover Ratio

The inventory turnover ratio compares sales to inventories, reflecting a company’s ability to convert inventory into cash. This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations, and shows you where to find the numbers of your financial statements. Continue reading

Fixed Assets Turnover Ratio

The fixed assets turnover ratio measures how fixed assets are used to generate sales, by comparing sales to net fixed assets. This interactive tutorial walks you through the calculations as well as where to find the numbers on your financial statements. Continue reading

Days Sales Outstanding or DSO

The days sales outstanding ratio (DSO) gives an indication of how long it takes to collect accounts receivables, comparing outstanding receivables to average daily sales. This tutorial walks you through the calculation as well as where on the financial statements you’d find the numbers. 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

Return on Assets Du Pont

Return on assets (ROA) is a percentage of the after-tax income as compared to the total assets of the company. Management at Du Pont came up with Return on Assets (Du Pont), an approach that determines the impact of asset turnover and profit margin on profits. 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 Assets

Return on assets (ROA) is a percentage of the after-tax income as compared to the total assets of the company. This interactive tutorial explains the concept by walking you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the income statement and balance sheet. Continue reading