Advent, Development and Use of Ratios - A Managerial Perspective
70 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2007
Date Written: March 20, 2007
The first attempt to present a historical review of ratio analysis was made by Horrigan (1968) followed by Barnes (1987) and Salmi and Martikainen (1994). The present review, though following in their footsteps, differs from them in the sense that here, the logical development of ratio analysis is traced to its present stage from a managerial perspective. Earlier reviews dealt more with the methodological and technical issues rather than the inherent nature and usage of ratios by practitioners and analysts as has been done here.
Keywords: Financial ratios, Valuations, Bankruptcy prediction
JEL Classification: M21, M41, G29
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