Private Company Ratio Analysis

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The information you submit is analyzed on a real-time basis. A printable report is generated while you are on-line.VentureLine tools for the analysis of financial statements can assist you in looking deep within quarterly or annual financial statements, in any monetary currency, to determine how well/poorly any enterprise or business has performed over the time periods in question.

Your report provides you: Accounting Ratios (28 of the most useful ratios), Sustainable Growth Rate, plus an "Altman Z Score" potential for bankruptcy analysis.

In assessing the significance of various financial data, experts engage in ratio analyses, the process of determining and evaluating financial ratios. A financial ratio is a relationship that indicates something about a company's activities, such as the ratio between the company's current assets, current liabilities or between its accounts receivable and its annual sales. The basic source for these ratiosare the company's financial statements that contain figures on assets, liabilities, profits, or losses. Financial ratios are only meaningful when compared with other information. Since they are most often compared with industry data, ratios help an individual understand a company's performance relative to that of competitors; they are often used to trace performance over time.

Ratio analysis can reveal much about a company and its operations. However, there are several points to keep in mind about ratios. First, financial statement ratios are "flags" indicating areas of strength or weakness. One or even several ratios might be misleading, but when combined with other knowledge of a company's management and economic circumstances, ratio analysis can tell much about a corporation. Second, there is no single correct value for a ratio. The observation that the value of a particular ratio is too high, too low, or just right depends on the perspective of the analyst and on the company's competitive strategy. Third, a ratio is meaningful only when it is compared with some standard, such as an industry trend, ratio trend, a ratio trend for the specific company being analyzed, or a stated management objective.

In trend analysis, financial ratios are compared over time, typically years. Year-to-year comparisons can highlight trends, pointing to the need for action. Trend analysis works best with five years of data.

The second type of ratio analysis, cross-sectional analysis, compares the ratios of two or more companies in similar lines of business. One of the most popular forms of cross-sectional analysis compares a company's financial ratios to industry ratio averages.

Your report containing the analysis of the financial statements is broken down into the various ratio categories:

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