Financial ratio

Financial ratio
The result of dividing one financial statement item by another. Ratios help analysts interpret financial statements by focussing on specific relationships. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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financial ratio UK US noun [C] (also accounting ratio)
ACCOUNTING a calculation in which one amount in a company's financial statement is compared to another in order to find out how well the company is performing: »

Financial ratios that are used frequently include the gross margin ratio, return on assets ratio and return on equity ratio.

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