1. First of all, one should try to get an understanding of how the business in question makes money, oftentimes it is not that easy to grasp. This way one will understand the drivers of the company's top-line. Then one should trace a dollar of revenue through the income statement, into the balance sheet and cash flow statement. Understand the costs of the business, trace those in the same way. Then transpose these insights into cash movements within the company. Once these elements are understood, one should move to ratios which in turn are not of much use unless there are ratios of other comparable companies. To know which companies are truly comparable, one has to get an understanding of how they make money. It seems to be about understanding how companies make money.

  2. Thanks a lot for all the details, appreciate the explanation!

  3. Quicken loans? Read it before saying useless thing thanks

  4. Yes I it’s 800 symbols. It is limited by the Url encode of the browser :)

  5. This is awesome ! Thank you :) Which stock exchanges does it work with ?

  6. Great article for those who want to lean how to read and interpret corporate balance sheets.

  7. Thank you for the information. I would like to add my personal favorite: Operating Earnings Yield.

  8. I love this API and really appreciate all the effort put into this. I have however possibly found inaccurate data within some of the financial statements. I have been reviewing the quarterly reported EPS for all the stocks I can (in the income_statements portion of the API). Please review the EPS (-8.22) for SLB 09/30/2019 where the actual reported earnings was .39. Perhaps I am looking at this wrong and maybe you can provide some clarification?

  9. I could well have it wrong. Are these just articles that you have come across and thought that they might be interesting to modellers, or are you in any way related to the author/website/organisation?

  10. Yes I am myselft writing articles, interacting with the community to share and improve idea about financial modeling. I like finance and I think the more source we have the more idea we have the better it is.

  11. Ok, thanks - I'll consider these to be good faith posts (rather than spam as I originally said). My thinking is that you are obviously willing to actually engage, the content is related to modelling, it is otherwise pretty quiet, and it's only been a couple of articles.

  12. Great, I understand I’m just sharing as much as I can for people to have plenty of source avaible for research and feedbacks on financial modeling don’t hesitate to tell me if you think it is not related or not interesting I’ll stop.

  13. It is basically the return an investor gets on the amount he puts into a firm. The capital structure of a firm consists of debt (amount you lend e.g. through banks) and equity (amount put in by investors who then become shareholders). As equity, contrary to debt, doesn’t get repaid, equity investors demand a higher return percentage on their investment. To figure out how attractive the purchase of a share of a company is, they often look at the return on equity, as it demonstrates how effectively the equity in the firm is used to generate income. You calculate it through dividing the net income by the total equity of the firm: net income/equity. Generally the higher this ratio, the better. It is (as in all firms) heavily dependent on the industry of course and must be used with other ratio’s/ measures to analyse a stock.

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