Answered By: Joan Wee Last Updated: Oct 23, 2017 Views: 1315
Answered By: Joan Wee
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2017 Views: 1315
Financial ratios and industry averages are useful for comparing a company with its industry for benchmarking purposes. Some of the most common are:
- Current ratio - current assets divided by current liabilities. It indicates how well a company is able to pay its current expenses.
- Quick ratio - current assets minus inventory, divided by current liabilities.
- P/E (price to earnings) ratio - price per share divided by the earnings per share. Generally, the higher the ratio, the riskier the stock.
- Select Companies/Markets > Company from the Top Menu
- Type in Company name or ticker symbol
- Select the Company name to view the Company Snapshot
The company snapshot page provides a quick overview of the stock price activity, financial performance, list of executives, latest news, etc.
- From the left column, select Financial Results for the latest 5 years submitted financial reports of the company.
- From the left column, select Peer Comparison to compare the company with other companies of similar standing in the industry. Factiva allows comparison for 5-100 companies.
- From the left column, select Reports > Ratio Comparison Report for company, industry, sector and S&P 500 ratios. It looks at valuation ratios, profitability ratios, dividend yields, Growth rates and Returns.
- Please note NOT all company snapshot page has detailed financial results, especially if the company you are looking at is UNLISTED.
- Type in the company name to search for the latest financial reports, stock pricing etc.
- To view companies by industry, select industries, then select the sector. To narrow by industry, expand Applied Filters for Stock Screener.
- Bloomberg terminals are available in Applied Business Simulation (ABS) Laboratory @ SIT Dover campus. Check with your Faculty in you need to use Bloomberg for your assignment.
- Below are resources to help you get started with using Bloomberg