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Financial Ratios for Executives

How to Assess Company Strength, Fix Problems, and Make Better Decisions

By Michael Rist, Albert J. Pizzica, Penhagenco LLC

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Format: Paperback, 148 pages, 1st ed. Edition
Published In: United States, 01 November 2014
Financial Ratios for Executives is written specifically with today's global executive in mind. It makes financial ratios easy to understand and use effectively. This short book will prove invaluable to both financial and non-financial executives looking for easy, intuitive methods to assess corporate health and assist in strategic decision making. Financial Ratios for Executives contains over 100 financial ratios and other useful calculations. It includes ratios that are commonly used, such as return on investment (ROI), return on assets (ROA), return on equity (ROE), economic value added (EVA), and debt-to-equity ratio, just to name a few. It also includes many less-well known-yet powerful-ratios that can provide unparalleled insight into operations, financial management, sales and marketing efforts, and overall performance, among other areas. Using realistic financial and operational data from two fictional companies, the explanation of each ratio includes:Type of ratio Formula for calculating the ratioDescription of the ratioExample based on ABC Company or XYZ CompanyAdditional comments or insightsIn addition to the section on financial ratios, financial experts Michael Rist and Albert Pizzica have included a section on capital budgeting, an understanding of which is essential for both the financial and non-financial executives before they take part in an annual budget meeting or any other business meeting where capital allocation is discussed. It includes the most important tools of finance, such as net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), payback method, and total cost of ownership.Who gets ahead in the business world? Those who understand the numbers. It's as simple as that. Financial Ratios for Executives is for those who want to understand how to use financial data to support their initiatives, solve persistent problems, uncover opportunities, bolster company health, and shine in corporate meetings.

Table of Contents

Part 1: An Overview of Financial RatiosPart 2: Descriptions of Financial RatiosPart 3: Pro Forma Financial Statements for ABC CompanyPart 4: Capital BudgetingAppendix A: AbbreviationsAppendix B: Useful Web Sites and Resources

About the Author

Albert Pizzica has been an entrepreneur, executive, and consultant in a variety of industries for the last fifteen years. He is the principal at Pizzica Industries LLC, a business plan strategy and consulting company. Al previously served as an officer in the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine program. He is a graduate of the Executive MBA Program at Villanova University and obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

EAN: 9781484207321
ISBN: 1484207327
Publisher: Apress
Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.8 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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