Evaluate financial statements of companies within a given industry of the approximate same size.
Determine which companies in a similar industry are at approximately the same stage of development.
Compare the mix of assets, liabilities, capital, revenue, and expenses within a company over a period of time or between companies within a given industry without respect to size.
Ascertain the relative potential of companies of similar size in different industries.
Times interest earned ratio
Earnings per share
Dividend yield ratio
Increases Return on Total Assets and increases Debt-to-Equity Ratio
Increases Return on Total Assets and decreases Debt-to-Equity Ratio
Decreases Return on Total Assets and increases Debt-to-Equity Ratio
Decreases Return on Total Assets and decreases Debt-to-Equity Ratio
Return on total assets
Return on total liabilities
Return on common stockholders' equity
Cannot be determined