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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 Stats: 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.

Find Ratios

  • Type in your company name or ticker symbol into the search box and choose your company from the Company Profiles' drop-down menu
  • From your company profile, scroll down and click on All Ratios in the Ratios box
  • From there, scroll down to view the Key MetricsGrowth, Profitability, EfficiencyFinancial Strength, Income Statement, and Cash Flow ratios 

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: