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FINC Finance (Kownatzki): Company Ratios

This guide provides financial research guidance for students in Prof. Clemens Kownatzki's courses.

About Company Ratios

Company ratios can be found in several of the libary's business databases.  Identified below are the top databases for locating company business ratios. 

Mergent Online Reports for Comparing Multiple Companies

Mergent Online allows users to build a customized data report to compare the same company ratios listed above between two or more companies: 

Example: I want to compare ratios for two companies in the same industry: Tesla Motors and General Motors and Ford.

  • Type tesla motors into the search box and click search
  • Click + to Company Analysis List at the top of the screen
  • Search for Ford
  • Click + to Company Analysis at the top of the screen
  • Go to "My Mergent Tools" on the right hand side and select Company Analysis List
  • Click the link for Company Comparison Report
  • Select your companies by clicking >>
  • Click the plus signs + for Financials
  • Click the types of ratios (and/or financials) that you need
  • Click > to add the ratios (and/or financials)
  • Click the box for Include Average
  • Select the years you want
  • Use the pull-down menu to select Microsoft Excel format
  • Click Create Report

Mergent Online provides current and historical ratios for an individual company and these include: 

Profitability Ratios 
ROA, ROE, ROI, EBITDA, Calculated Tax Rate, Revenue per Employee
Liquidity Ratios 
Quick Ratio, Current Ratio, Net Current Assets 
Debt Management 
LT Debt to Equity, Total Debt to Equity 
Asset Management 
Total Asset Turnover, Receivables Turnover, Inventory Turnover, Accounts Payable Turnover, Accrued Expenses Turnover, Property Plant & Equip Turnover, Cash & Equivalents Turnover 
Per Share
Cash Flow per Share, Book Value per Share 

Example: I need some of the above listed company ratios for Amgen.

  • Type in either Amgen or the ticker symbol (amgn) into the box
  • Select Amgen
  • Click Company Financials
  • Click the link for Ratios

Factiva Company Ratio Comparison Reports

Example: I want to locate the Ratio Comparison Report for my company Snap.

  • Hover over Companies/Markets at the top menu display
  • Select Company from the pull-down list
  • Type Snap into the company name/ticker symbol search box
  • On the resulting Company Snapshot page, select Reports from the left sidebar menu
  • Under Reports, select the template Ratio Comparison Health

 

S&P Company Ratio Reports

Example: I need a ratio report for Cisco.

  • Type Cisco into the search box at the top of the screen
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, go to the heading for Financials/Valuation and click the link for Ratios

Ratio Reports contain the following current and historical company ratios:

Profitability
Return on Assets %, Return on Capital %, Return on Equity %, Return on Common Equity %

Margin Analysis
Gross Margin %, SG&A Margin %, EBITDA Margin %, EBITA Margin %, EBIT Margin %, Earnings from Cont. Ops Margin %, Net Income Margin %, Net Income Avail. for Common Margin %, Normalized Net Income Margin %, Levered Free Cash Flow Margin %, Unlevered Free Cash Flow Margin %

Asset Turnover
Total Asset Turnover, Fixed Asset Turnover, Accounts Receivable Turnover, Inventory Turnover

Short Term Liquidity
Current Ratio, Quick Ratio, Cash from Ops. to Curr. Liab., Avg. Days Sales Out., Avg. Days Inventory Out., Avg. Days Payable Out., Avg. Cash Conversion Cycle

Long Term Solvency
Total Debt/Equity, Total Debt/Capital, LT Debt/Equity, LT Debt/Capital, Total Liabilities/Total Assets, EBIT / Interest Exp., EBITDA / Interest Exp, (EBITDA-CAPEX) / Interest Exp., Total Debt/EBITDA, Net Debt/EBITDA, Total Debt/(EBITDA-CAPEX), Net Debt/(EBITDA-CAPEX), Altman Z Score

Growth Over Prior Year
Total Revenue, Gross Profit, EBITDA, EBITA, EBIT, Earnings from Cont. Ops., Net Income, Normalized Net Income, Diluted EPS before Extra, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Net PP&E, Total Assets, Tangible Book Value, Common Equity, Cash from Ops., Capital Expenditures, Levered Free Cash Flow, Unlevered Free Cash Flowm Dividend per Share

Compound Annual Growth Rate Over Two Years
Total Revenue, Gross Profit, EBITDA, EBITA, EBIT, Earnings from Cont. Ops., Net Income, Normalized Net Income, Diluted EPS before Extra, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Net PP&E, Total Assets, Tangible Book Value, Common Equity, Cash from Ops., Capital Expenditures, Levered Free Cash Flow, Unlevered Free Cash Flow, Dividend per Share

Compound Annual Growth Rate Over Three Years
Total Revenue, Gross Profit, EBITDA, EBITA, EBIT, Earnings from Cont. Ops., Net Income, Normalized Net Income, Diluted EPS before Extra, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Net PP&E, Total Assets, Tangible Book Value, Common Equity, Cash from Ops., Capital Expenditures, Levered Free Cash Flow, Unlevered Free Cash Flow, Dividend per Share

Compound Annual Growth Rate Over Five Years
Total Revenue, Gross Profit, EBITDA, EBITA, EBIT, Earnings from Cont. Ops., Net Income, Normalized Net Income, Diluted EPS before Extra, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Net PP&E, Total Assets, Tangible Book Value, Common Equity, Cash from Ops., Capital Expenditures, Levered Free Cash Flow, Unlevered Free Cash Flow, Dividend per Share