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 ( 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


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.