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Understanding Financial Performance

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This eBook explains how to use key financial ratios to help you to make informed management decisions about the financial status of other organizations.
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This eBook explains how to use key accounting ratios to help you to make informed management decisions about the financial status of other organizations. It shows how these ratios can be derived from readily available financial statements

Using such ratios enables you to calculate whether a business is profitable or not. They also allow you to assess the investment potential and overall health of an organization.

This eBook explains how to use key financial ratios to help you make informed management decisions about the financial status of other organizations.

You will learn:

  • How key ratios can be derived from readily available financial statements
  • How to tell if a business is solvent by using the current ratio and the quick ratio
  • How to tell if a business is profitable and to put any profit into perspective by looking at ratios that compare profit as a percentage of sales or assets
  • How to look at individual parts of the business to gain insight into their individual profitability and efficiency
  • How to assess the investment potential and overall health of an organization
  1. Interpreting Key Financial Ratios
  2. Purpose and Types of Key Financial Ratios
  3. Summary
  4. References
About the Author

Paul Newton

Paul Newton has worked in IT and Project management for over 30 years and has also developed several internet based enterprises. He was a co-founder and director of ITT Ltd where he was responsible for the development and marketing of software-based management training tools. Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Pfizer, Sun Microsystems, UK National Health, Ministry of Defence, Barclays and many other internationally known organisations.

Prior to that, he worked as an IT consultant specialising in developing IBM mainframe software for many of the company's clients including: Rockwell, Severn Trent Water, SWEB, SWALEC, and Eagle Star Insurance.

He also owns www.psychometric-success.com, a leading provider of practice aptitude tests. This website helps over a million people per year to pass job selection tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning tests. It has 16 free practice tests available to download - visit www.psychometric-success.com.

You can contact him at paul@free-management-ebooks.com, paul@psychometric-success.com or via his personal blog www.pcnewton.com.