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Ratio Analysis

"Financial ratios illustrate relationships between different aspects of a business's operations. They involve the comparison of elements from a balance sheet or income statement, and are crafted with particular points of focus in mind. Financial ratios can provide business owners and managers with a valuable tool to measure their progress against predetermined internal goals, a certain competitor, or the overall industry. In addition, tracking various ratios over time is a powerful way to identify trends as they develop. Ratios are also used by bankers, investors, and business analysts to assess various attributes of a company's financial strength or operating results."

- Encyclopedia of Small Business
Ed. Laurie Collier Hillstrom and Kevin Hillstrom. Vol. 1. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2002. p502-505.

Only for Baker studentsLexis Nexis
At the opening screen, you will already be in the Company Dossier screen.

    1. Type the name of your company in the company name box.
    2. When a list of choices comes up, select your company.
    3. From the Reports column on the left, under: Financials, select: Overview


4. Scroll down until you reach the category, Ratio Analysis
Lexis Nexis Ratios

3. From the tabs along the top, select: Financials Dashboard


4. From the tabs, select: Ratios


5. Scroll through to see a long list of ratios.