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Key management ratios : the 100+ ratios every manager needs to know

Author: Ciaran Walsh
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Prentice Hall/Financial Times, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Business ratios are the figures that provide management with targets and standards for their organisation. From earnings per share and cash flow to return on investment and sales to fixed assets ratios, this book guides managers through the key ratios at the heart of business practice.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ciaran Walsh
ISBN: 9780273719090 0273719092
OCLC Number: 233591988
Description: xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: {U2022}Foreword xi {u2022} Acknowlegements xii {u2022} Key for symbols xiii {u2022} Part one --
Foundations {u2022} 1 Background 3 {u2022} Why do you need this book? 4 {u2022} The form and logic 4 {u2022} Method 4 {u2022} The philosophy 5 {u2022} Excitement 5 {u2022} Data that make sense 6 {u2022} 2 Financial statements 9 {u2022} Introduction 11 {u2022} The balance sheet 12 {u2022} Balance sheet structure --
fixed assets 16 {u2022} Balance sheet structure --
liabilities 18 {u2022} Summary 22 {u2022} 3 Balance sheet terms 23 {u2022} Introduction 24 {u2022} The terms used 24 {u2022} 4 Profit and loss account 33 {u2022} Introduction 34 {u2022} Working data 40 {u2022} Part Two --
Operating performance {u2022} 5 Measures of performance 47 {u2022} Relationships between the balance sheet and profit and loss account 48 {u2022} The ratios 'return on total assets' and 'return on equity' 50 {u2022} Balance sheet layouts 52 {u2022} 6 Operating performance 57 {u2022} Return on investment (ROI) 59 {u2022} Return on equity (ROE) 60 {u2022} Return on total assets (ROTA) 62 {u2022} Standards of operating performance 64 {u2022} 7 Performance drivers 79 {u2022} Operating perfornance 80 {u2022} Operating profit model 86 {u2022} Part Three --
Corporate liquity 95 {u2022} 8 Cash flow cycle 97 {u2022} Corporate liquidity 99 {u2022} The cash cycle 100 {u2022} Measures of liquidity --
long and short analysis 110 {u2022} 9 Liquidity 115 {u2022} Short-term liquidity measures 117 {u2022} Current ratio 117 {u2022} Quick ratio 120 {u2022} Working capital to sales ratio 122 {u2022} Working capital days 124 {u2022} 10 Financial strength 127 {u2022} Interest cover 128 {u2022} 'Debt to equity' ratio (D/E) 130 {u2022} Leverage 136 {u2022} Summary 136 {u2022} 11 Cash flow 139 {u2022} The cash flow statement 141 {u2022} Sources and uses of funds --
method 142 {u2022} Opening and closing cash reconciliation 146 {u2022} Long and short analysis 148 {u2022} Financial reporting standards 152 {u2022} Part Four --
Determinants o corporate value 155 {u2022} 12 Corporate valuation 157 {u2022} Introduction 158 {u2022} Share values 160 {u2022} 13 Financial leverage and corporate valuation 177 {u2022} Introduction 178 {u2022} Financial leverage 178 {u2022} V chart 180 {u2022} Market to book ratio 184 {u2022} 14 Growth 191 {u2022} Growth 192 {u2022} Analysis 196 {u2022} Growth equilibrium 198 {u2022} Application to acquisitions 202 {u2022} Part Five --
Management decision making {u2022} 15 Cost, volume and price relationships 207 {u2022} Introduction 209 {u2022} Costing illustration 210 {u2022} Contribution 214 {u2022} Break-even (B/E) 220 {u2022} Contribution to sales percentage (CPS) 224 {u2022} Summary 238 {u2022} 16 Investment ratios 239 {u2022} Introduction 241 {u2022} Project appraisal --
the problem 242 {u2022} Project appraisal --
steps to a solution (1) 244 {u2022} Project appraisal --
steps to a solution (2) 246 {u2022} Project appraisal --
present value (PV) 248 {u2022} Project appraisal --
internal rate of return (IRR) 252 {u2022} Project appraisal --
summary 254 {u2022} 17 Shareholder value added (SVA) 257 {u2022} Introduction 259 {u2022} Description 259 {u2022} Approach to valuation (1) 264 {u2022} Approach to valuation (2) 266 {u2022} Value for the equity shareholders 272 {u2022} Discount factor 274 {u2022} Terminal (continuing) value 284 {u2022} Complete model 286 {u2022} 18 Acquisition analysis 289 {u2022} Introduction 291 {u2022} Financial profile of Alpha Inc. 292 {u2022} Financial profile of Beta Inc 294 {u2022} Acquisition --
first offer 296 {u2022} Acquisition impact on EPS 298 {u2022} Shareholder effects --
generalized 300 {u2022} Summary of effects on shareholders 306 {u2022} Revised offer 308 {u2022} Relative versus absolute values 310 {u2022} SVA models --
Alpha Inc. and Beta Inc. 314 {u2022} Addendum 316 {u2022} 19 Integrity of accounting statements 319 {u2022} Introduction 321 {u2022} Where we focus attention 321 {u2022} Operating revenue enhancement 322 {u2022} Methods of revenue enhancement --
fictitious sales 325 {u2022} Revenue enhancement --
clues for detection 326 {u2022} Operating cost 327 {u2022} The balance sheet 330 {u2022} The cash flow statement 334 {u2022} Appendix 1: Special items 338 {u2022} Appendix 2: Companies used in the sample 351 {u2022} Appendix 3: Full set of ratio chards from sample companies 354 {u2022} Appendix 4: Discounting and compounding tables 371 {u2022} Glossary 379 {u2022} Index 389.
Responsibility: Ciaran Walsh.
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Business ratios are the figures that provide management with targets and standards for their organisation. From earnings per share and cash flow to return on investment and sales to fixed assets ratios, this book guides managers through the key ratios at the heart of business practice.

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