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Managers use ratio analysis to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses from which strategies and initiatives can be formed. Shareholders may use ratio analysis to measure your company's results against other organizations or make judgments concerning management effectiveness and mission impact.

Important ratio 'groups' that assist in analyzing a business and its viability are efficiency and performance ratios. Performance ratios measure the function of core operations for a company. These ratios reveal information about how efficiently resources are used to generate sales and cash, among other things. 

Efficiency ratios are used to analyze how well a company uses its assets and liabilities internally. Ratio analysis is a useful tool that will improve understanding of financial results over time. It provides key indicators of organizational performance.

This course focuses on specific efficiency and performance ratios and their use.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the types and purpose of efficiency ratios including:
    • Sales and Inventory
    • Accounts Receivable (AR) turnover
    • Asset turnover
    • Inventory turnover
  • Explore the purpose of performance ratios.
  • Identify various performance ratios and how to analyze the results including: 
    • Days sales outstanding
    • Cash Conversion Cycle
    • Days payable outstanding
    • Days inventory outstanding
    • Days payables outstanding
Last updated/reviewed: October 26, 2018

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Very informative and organized in an easy to follow method. Enjoyed the training.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  4:03Introduction to Analyzing Financial Efficiency and Performance Ratios
  2:51Financial Ratios
  8:49AR Turnover
  3:54Asset Turnover
  10:36Inventory Turnover
  7:36Performance Ratios
  7:40Cash Conversion
  4:19CCC Analysis
  9:02Comprehensive Example
  3:01AR Turn
  4:06Inventory and Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:05:57Analyzing Financial Efficiency and Performance Ratios
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Analyzing Financial Efficiency and Performance Ratios
  PDFAnalyzing Financial Efficiency and Performance Ratios Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM