Financial Ratios Cheat Sheet

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Financial Ratios Cheat Sheet

CFI’s Financial Ratios cheat sheet is a pdf ebook, available for anyone to download for free. The cheat sheet goes over the essential financial ratios that a Financial Analyst uses to analyze a business. Below is an image of the Pyramid of Ratios, a common tool used by industry professionals to analyze a company’s efficiency, profitability, and solvency and to show how they are interconnected.


Pyramid of Ratios


Pyramid of ratios


Image: Pyramid of Ratios from CFI’s Financial Analysis Course


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Financial Ratios eBook

Download the free ebook now for a complete guide on valuable financial ratios made easy.


In this e-book you will find the following Financial Ratios:

Liquidity Ratios

  • Current Ratio / Working Capital Ratio
  • Quick Ratio / Acid Test Ratio
  • Cash Ratio
  • Times Interest Earned
  • Capex to Operating Cash Ratio
  • Defensive Interval Ratio
  • Operating Cash Flow Ratio
  • Times Interest Earned (Cash Basis) Ratio


Efficiency Ratios

  • Accounts Receivable Turnover
  • Accounts Receivable Days
  • Asset Turnover Ratio
  • Inventory Turnover Ratio
  • Inventory Turnover Days (Day Sales in Inventory)
  • Capex to Operating Cash Ratio


Leverage Ratios

  • Debt to Equity Ratio
  • Equity Ratio
  • Debt Ratio

Financial Ratios Cheat Sheet – Profitability Ratios

  • Gross Profit Margin Ratio
  • Net Profit Margin
  • Return on Assets (ROA)
  • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)
  • Return on Equity (ROE)
  • Operating Profit Margin


Multiples Valuation Ratios

  • Price Earnings Ratio (P/E)
  • EV/EBITDA Ratio
  • EV/EBIT Ratio
  • EV/Revenue Ratio


Financial Ratios Cheat Sheet – Use of Ratios in Financial Analysis

There are various types of financial analysis, and the use of ratios is an indispensable aspect of all of them. This cheat sheet is a concise and organized source of information on the essential ratios for financial analysis. It can be used as a quick reference to the information. Ratios are a powerful analytical tool for performing both cross-sectional and time-series analysis, as ratios can be compared across time periods and industries. It is also important, however, to be aware of the limitations of ratio analysis.


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This Financial Ratios Cheat Sheet is a great way to jumpstart your financial analysis knowledge.  Whether you are a beginner or intermediate student, this book is a great way to get a lot of information in one highly-organized format.  And the best part is…it’s 100% free! Get the financial ratios pdf now!

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