# 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

# Study Sheet of Profitability Ratios

Basic Earning Power (BEP), Earnings Per Share (EPS), Gross Profit, Profit Margin, Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), ROA DuPont, and ROE DuPont ratios are all explained on this printable Smartacus Study 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

# 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

# Profit Margin

The profit margin shows the relationship between net income (profit) and sales. This interactive tutorial explains the concept by walking you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the income statement. 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

# Earnings Per Share

Earnings per share (EPS) is a way to relate income to ownership on a per share basis, and is used in evaluating share price. This interactive tutorial explains the concept by walking you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the financial statements. Continue reading

# Basic Earning Power Ratio

The basic earning power ratio (or BEP ratio) compares earnings apart from the influence of taxes or financial leverage, to the assets of the company. This interactive tutorial explains the concept by walking you through the calculations, including where to find the numbers on the financial statements. Continue reading