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What are financial ratios?

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March 16, 2016 9:12AM

There are many different financial ratios used as the indicators and they are differently use based on the purpose of what areas, or risks that the appraiser concern about. Financial Ratios are the useful tool to measure that company performance financially; however, the Key Financial Performance Indicators turn to be less popular or they can not use alone to measure how success the entity is. We will talk in detail below why Financial Ratios is less popular in the Current Strategic Performance Appraisal. financial-ratios.info

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October 13, 2011 8:18AM

A financial ratio is a relative magnitude of two selected numerical values taken from a Company's Financial Statements. There are many standard ratios that can be used to evaluate the overall financial condition of a company. Financial ratios can be used by managers of a firm or shareholders (both current and potential) or banks or anyone else to gauge the financial strength of the company. They can be used also to compare the strengths and weaknesses of two or more organizations.

For Ex: If I were to buy a banking stock from the Indian stock market, I can compare the financial ratios of a few of the country's leading banks like ICICI, HDFC, SBI etc and then choose the one which I feel has the most impressive financial background and strengths.