Magic Numbers for Stock Investors: How to Calculate the 25 Key Ratios For Investing Success

Magic Numbers for Stock Investors: How to Calculate the 25 Key Ratios For Investing Success

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470821244
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/19/2004
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Temple has spent 33 years working in or writing about financial markets. After an 18-year career in fund management and stockbroking, he became a full-time writer in 1988. He has written more than a dozen books about finance and investing, mainly aimed at private investors. His articles appear widely in the financial press. He and his wife live in part of a converted water mill in the English Lake District.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part 1: Valuation "Magic Numbers".

1. Price to Sales Ratio.

2. Price to Book Value.

3. Enterprise Value to Sales.

4. EV/EBITDA.

5. Peg Factor.

6. Price to Research Ratio.

7. Reinvested Return on Equity.

Part 2: Income Statement "Magic Numbers".

8. Sales, Earnings, and Equity Per Share.

9. Sales, Earnings, and Equity-per-share Ratios.

10. Staff Costs as a Percentage of Sales.

11. Directors? Remuneration as a Percentage of Net Income.

12. Sales and Profit Per Employee.

13. "Pro-Forma" Earnings.

14. Margins.

Part 3: Cash Flow Statement "Magic Numbers"

15. Operating Cash Flow/Operating Profit.

16. Price to Free-cash-flow Ratio.

17. Free Cash Flow (FCF) to Sales.

18. Return on Invested Capital.

19. Discounted Cash Flow.

Part 4: Balance Sheet "Magic Numbers" .

20. Current Ratio and "Acid Test".

21. Debtors Days and Creditor Days.

22. Stock Days and Stockturn.

23. Gearing.

24. Return on Capital Employed.

25a. Z-Score Components.

25b. The Z-Score.

Appendix: Finding the Information.

Index. 

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