Free ASBPE webinar: Ratio analyses for investors and for investigations

Step back a moment from Wall Street and onto Main Street. Some basic financial ratios may not tell you much about a company’s stock price. But they can tell you plenty about a company’s financial health, its prospects for growth or for survival. Register now for the July 16 webcast.

Some of the ratios explored:

  • The Quick Ratio… and it better be greater than 1!
  • Accounts receivable compared to revenue
  • Revenue per employee
  • The margin
  • Capital efficiency — more important than ever at a time when small businesses have trouble obtaining loans
  • Revenue growth versus expense growth
  • …and lots more!

Steve also discusses ways to get this kind of information even when companies are private (or owned by a local government, or are nonprofit) and do not have to issue SEC-mandated public financial data.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm EDT (2:00-3:30 pm CDT)

Location: Your computer.

Cost: Free for members, $35 for non-members

Registration: After registering here for the webcast, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webcast.

About the presenter:

Steve Ross is a long-time technology writer and former Columbia University journalism professor. He is also the Corporate Editor of Broadband Properties Magazine. The international publication (www.bbpmag.com) is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for ultra-connected communities. Some of his biggest models are on the site at www.FTTHAnalyzer.com.

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Ross has domestic and international expertise in architecture, land-use planning, business, and education. He has built editorial models for Baseline, Engineering News-Record and others, and has modeled publishers’ business processes for Time Warner, Consumers Union and others.

Ross is well known in journalism circles for his CD-ROM-based instructional software and for his expertise in distance learning and computer-assisted reporting, also known as “analytic journalism”. He also appears regularly on History Channel and Weather Channel shows, most recently on Deadliest Space Weather.

He holds a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Journalism from Columbia. He has authored or edited 19 books. He has edited magazines and newsletters for McGraw-Hill, MBA Communications, Boardroom Publishing and others. He’s won numerous technical, professional, and journalistic awards. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and has taught statistics in academic and industrial settings.