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MGT 239: Topics in Accounting - Financial Statement Analysis: Financial Ratios

Here is the resource page for the comparative financial statement analysis project.

What industry ratios sources are there?

How do I use ratio information?

These books provide background on understanding and using ratio analysis.

cover artBusiness Ratios and Formulas: a Comprehensive Guide, 2nd ed.
Bragg, Steven M.
Hoboken: Wiley, 2007


Print version:




cover artFinancial Ratios: How to Use Financial Ratios to Maximize Value and Success for Your Business
Bull, Richard.
Oxford: CIMA, 2008.






Key Management Ratios: The Clearest Guide to the Critical Numbers that Drive Your Business
Walsh, Ciaran.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall/Financial Times, 2006.


Handbook of Business and Financial Ratios
Tyran, Michael R.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1986. 


Quick ratio definitions and terminology look-ups are available in Oxford Reference Online, (the search box in the upper right corner; you even can limit your look-ups to social sciences or business and management definitions only)

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