Financial Terms

Beta is a measure of the volatility or risk associated with an investment such as a fund, portfolio or security; with market movements. Beta measures how poorly an investment will perform during a bear market, and how high the ret...

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Definition of COGS: Cost of Goods Sold is the cost incurred by a company which is directly related to the revenue it earned. This term appears in a companies Income statement typically just below the total revenue or top-li...

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Definition of dividend yield: Dividend yield, normally expressed as a percentage, is the ratio of how much a company pays out in dividends relative to its share price. The dividend to be considered could be the dividend the...

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What is an IPO? If you've spent any time investing, then you've likely heard the phrase "going public." That phrase refers to an IPO, also known as an initial public offering. IPOs play a crucial role in the operation of th...

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What is net income: Net income, also sometimes known as net profit, is a company's earnings after all costs, interest, depreciation, taxes, and other expenses have been deducted. It's also called "bottom line" because it's ...

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Operating margin or the operating profit margin is a measure of a company's efficiency. It indicates how much of revenues (or pre-tax profit) is left after all the operating expenses have been pai...

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Price earnings ratio definition: Price to Earnings ratio or PE ratio (pronounced as P by E ratio) is a ratio of a company's current stock price relative to its per share earnings (profits). For calculating P/E ratio, the earnings ...

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The PEG or price-earnings to growth ratio is a valuation ratio used along with the P/E ratio, in stock analysis. It calculates the price of a stock in relation to the earnings per share, and the projected growth of the company. Th...

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This ratio indicates how expensive or cheap a stock is compared to its 'book-value'. The book value of a company is calculated as Total Assets minus Intangible Assests & Liabilites. The book value per share is calculated as:
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Price to sales ratio definition: Price to sales, also known as sales multiple or revenue multiple, is a financial ratio calculated by dividing the total market capitalization (market cap) of a company by its annual (typical...

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Return on equity measures the returns generated by the equity capital. ROE is defined as:ROE = Net Income / Shareholder's equity A lot of practical considerations have to be taken while calculating the ROE. Net Income is ty...

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Return on Invested Capital is a measure of how efficiently a company is investing its capital to generate returns. The 'Invested Capital' is calculated as Book value of Debt plus Book value of equity minus the cash on hand....

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Revenue is one of the most important metrics in investment analysis. It's also one of the easiest to understand. Simply put, revenue is the money the company makes from selling its products or services. It is the money that...

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Share or Stock are synonyms that denote ownership of a business by the person that owns the share or stock. There is practically no difference in the way the terms are used. Earlier companies used to issue a paper called as...

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Definition: Top line and bottom line are the terms used by finance professionals to indicate a company's revenue and its profits respectively. The terms originate from a financial statement called as 'Income-statement' or '...

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