Key Management Ratios: The clearest guide to the critical by Ciaran Walsh

By Ciaran Walsh

Enterprise ratios are the figures that offer administration with objectives and criteria for his or her company. They direct companies in the direction of the main worthwhile long term concepts, in addition to in the direction of powerful selection making. This publication allows managers of alternative features to interact in the direction of attaining enterprise pursuits. It hyperlinks the go back on monetary assets into the day by day working parameters of the company - abilities which any supervisor from any history can enforce. components lined comprise: the rules the money circulation cycle monetary leverage measuring and working functionality company valuation funding ratios

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The names come and go, becoming popular for a while and then maybe disappearing according to fashion. A selection of these could be: ■ ■ ■ ■ ! 50 return on assets return on net assets return on capital employed return of invested capital – ROA – RONA – ROCE – ROIC This multiplicity of terms causes difficulty to the non-specialist, but the point to remember is that these are not different ratios. They all simply measure in one way or another the return on assets. The name used does not greatly matter.

However, a distinction is often made between: • Medium: 3-5 years and • Long: more than 5 and up to 20 years. Fig. QXD 11/24/05 12:16 PM Page 22 Owners’ funds (OF)* This is the most exciting section of the balance sheet. Included here are all claims by the owners on the business. Here is where fortunes are made and lost. It is where entrepreneurs can exercise their greatest skills and where takeover battles are fought to the finish. Likewise it is the place where ‘financial engineers’ regularly come up with new schemes designed to bring ever-increasing returns to the brave.

They all simply measure in one way or another the return on assets. The name used does not greatly matter. What is important, however, is that we know which profit and loss figure is being related to which balance sheet figure.

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