# What are financial performance ratios?

## What are financial performance ratios?

Performance ratios. These ratios are derived from the revenue and aggregate expenses line items on the income statement, and measure the ability of a business to generate a profit. The most important of these ratios are the gross profit ratio and net profit ratio.

### What are the four financial performance ratios?

In general, financial ratios can be broken down into four main categories—1) profitability or return on investment; 2) liquidity; 3) leverage, and 4) operating or efficiency—with several specific ratio calculations prescribed within each.

How do you interpret financial ratios?

For example, a debt-to-equity ratio looks at the debt liabilities of the company and divides it by the asset equity. If a company has \$200,000 in debt and \$100,000 in equity, the debt-to-equity ratio is two (\$200,000 / \$100,000 = 2). This means the company has \$1 dollar of equity for every \$2 of debt.

What is a good asset turnover ratio?

In the retail sector, an asset turnover ratio of 2.5 or more could be considered good, while a company in the utilities sector is more likely to aim for an asset turnover ratio that’s between 0.25 and 0.5.

## How do I calculate ROCE?

How Is ROCE Calculated? Return on capital employed is calculated by dividing net operating profit, or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), by capital employed. Another way to calculate it is by dividing earnings before interest and taxes by the difference between total assets and current liabilities.

### What is the best financial ratio?

Most Important Financial Ratios

• Debt-to-Equity Ratio. The debt-to-equity ratio, is a quantification of a firm’s financial leverage estimated by dividing the total liabilities by stockholders’ equity.
• Current Ratio.
• Quick Ratio.
• Return on Equity (ROE)
• Net Profit Margin.