Course 108:
Learn the Lingo--Basic Ratios
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Earnings Per Share
3 Market Capitalization
4 Profit Margins
5 Price/Earnings and Related Ratios
6 Price/Sales Ratio
7 Price/Book Ratio
8 Price/Cash Flow
9 Dividend Yield
10 The Bottom Line

Now that you've learned the basics of reading financial statements (the language of business), let's learn the basic language of investing.

Ratios are a common tool investors use to relate a stock's price with an element of the underlying company's performance. These quick and dirty ratios can be useful in their own way, as long as you're aware of the limitations.

But before we get to calculating any ratios, we must first cover some essential definitions.

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