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MET315 Engineering Economics (Neuhard): Pg. 5 Evaluate the Company

Prof. Scott Neuhard

Performance Ratios

Page 5: Evaluate the company using the performance ratios you discussed in class.  You may need to look at several years or quarters of financial data. Compare your company to the industry/segment and competition.

As defined by RMA's Credit and Lending Dictionary, ratios are a:

"mathematical relationship between two or more things, used as indication of a company's financial strength relative to other companies of comparable size or in same industry"  (pg. 1702 of the 2014/2015 Annual Statement Studies)

Evaluate the Company Using...

Find Ratios

  • Enter your company's name or ticker symbol and select it from the list of suggested companies
  • Scroll down to Key Statistics: Use Growth, Operating and Efficiency, Financial HealthCash Flow, and Income Statement charts for the ratio information

Find the Key Ratios

  • Enter your company's name or ticker symbol and select the company from the drop down list
  • Under the Financial Details tab, click on the Ratios tab to view the Key Ratios

Find Ratios

  • Enter your company's ticker symbol and choose it from the suggested companies
  • Along the left-hand side menu, click on Financial Overview under the Financial heading

Note:  It appears that only the last year is available.

Compare your company to the industry as well as it's competitors using the resources on this page within this guide:

Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles are a great source of information on industries.  They are current and contain news on specific companies as well as industries as a whole.  Included on this page are a list of recommended databases you can use to find these types of articles.  Use the following page within this guide to find these articles: