Revenue per employee (REVPE)

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What is it? A company’s revenue divided by total employees, measured in thousands of dollars of revenue per employee. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Revenue per employee measures how efficient a company is in terms of generating revenue with its employee base, the higher the figure the better.

Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)

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What is it? Capital expenditures, commonly known as CapEx, are funds used by a company to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets such as property, buildings, an industrial plant, technology, or equipment. CapEx is any type of expense that a company capitalizes, or shows on its balance sheet as an investment, rather than on its income statement as an expenditure. … Read More

Price Per Book (TTM) (Ticker: PBOOK)

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What is it? The price per book ratio compares a firm’s market value to book value by dividing the market price per share by book value per share (BVPS). Book value is the net asset value (or equity) of a company calculated as total assets minus liabilities. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? … Read More

Cash flow from Financing (CFFIN)

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What is it? Cash flow from financing activities (CFF) is a section of a company’s cash flow statement which shows the net flows of cash that are used to fund the company. Financing activities include transactions involving debt, equity, and dividends. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Cash flow from financing activities provides … Read More

Price per Earning (Forward) (Ticker: PEFWD)

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What is it? The price per earnings (forward P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its forward twelve months forecasted diluted earnings per share (EPS). Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Forward P/E ratios are used by investors and analysts to determine the … Read More

Cash flow from Operations (CFOPS)

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What is it? Cash flow from operating activities (CFO) is an accounting item that indicates the amount of money a company brings in from the ongoing regular business activities, such as manufacturing and selling goods or providing a service. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? CFO focuses only on the core business, is … Read More

Price per Sale (TTM) (Ticker: PSALE)

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What is it? A company’s stock price (or market capitalization) divided by its sales per share (or revenue) on a trailing twelve months basis. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Price per Sale measures how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenue generated. This metric can be compared to other companies … Read More

Debt and Capital Lease Obligations (TD)

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What is it? The total dollar value of outstanding debt and lease obligations. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Investors use the total dollar value of debt and lease obligations to assess how much leverage or fixed obligations a company owes.

Price-to-Earnings Ratio (PE)

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What is it? The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its trailing twelve months diluted earnings per share (EPS). Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? P/E ratios are used by investors and analysts to determine the relative value of a … Read More

Dividend Yield (DIVYLD)

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What is it? The dividend yield is the ratio of a company’s annual dividend compared to its share price, expressed as a percentage. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? A dividend measures a company’s capital allocation policy and return of capital to shareholders.

Price/Free Cash Flow (PFCF)

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What is it? A company’s stock price (or market capitalization) divided by its free cash flow per share (or free cash flow). Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Price to Free Cash Flow measures how much investors are paying for each dollar of free cash flow generated. This metric can be compared to … Read More

Dividends (DIV)

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What is it? A dividend is the distribution of reward from a portion of the company’s earnings and is paid to a class of its shareholders. Dividends are decided and managed by the company’s board of directors, though they must be approved by the shareholders through their voting rights. Dividends can be issued as cash payments, as shares of stock, … Read More

Return on Assets (ROA)

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What is it? ROA is calculated by dividing a company’s net income by total assets. Return on assets is expressed as a percentage. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Return on assets (ROA) is an indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. ROA gives a manager, investor, or … Read More

Enterprise Value (ENTVAL)

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What is it? Enterprise value (EV) is a measure of a company’s total value, often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market capitalization. EV includes in its calculation the market capitalization of a company but also short-term and long-term debt as well as any cash on the company’s balance sheet. Enterprise value is calculated as market capitalization plus … Read More

Return on Equity (ROE)

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What is it? Return on equity (ROE) is a measure of financial performance calculated by dividing net income by shareholders’ equity. Because shareholders’ equity is equal to a company’s assets minus its liabilities, ROE could be thought of as the return on net assets. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? ROE is considered … Read More

Free Cash Flow (FCF)

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What is it? Free cash flow (FCF) is the amount of money a company has left remaining after paying all of its financial obligations. Free cash flow is important to both investors and company management because it is the amount of cash that a company can use to pay dividends to shareholders, buy back stock, use for M&A and/or to … Read More

Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

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What is it? Return on Invested Capital is Net Operating Profit After Taxes (NOPAT; Operating Profit x (1 – tax rate)) divided by invested capital. The most common way to calculate invested capital is to add the book value of a company’s equity to the book value of its debt, then subtract non-operating assets, including cash and cash equivalents, marketable … Read More

Gross Profit Margin (GPM)

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What is it? Gross profit is a company’s net sales minus its cost of goods sold (COGS). A firm’s gross profit margin is gross profit divided by sales expressed as a percentage. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? The gross profit margin represents the amount of sales revenue that the company retains after … Read More

Revenue (REV)

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What is it? A company’s revenue is the amount of sales it generates in any given period from selling its goods and services. Revenue is often referred to as the “top-line” of the income statement. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? Revenue measures a company’s size in terms of sales.

Interest Coverage (INTCOV)

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What is it? The interest coverage ratio may be calculated by dividing a company’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) during a given period by the company’s interest payments due within the same period. Who is interested? The financial community and investors. What does it tell me? The interest coverage ratio is a debt ratio and profitability ratio used to … Read More