Preface

We wrote this book specifically for today’s global financial and nonfinancial executives who are looking for an easy-to-use reference book on financial ratios and capital allocation to assist them in operational and strategic decision making. Our aim is to make financial ratios simple and intuitive for everyone to understand.

This book contains over one hundred financial ratios and other calculations commonly used in businesses around the world—including return on investment (ROI), return on assets (ROA), return on equity (ROE), economic value added (EVA), and debt ratio just to name a few.

We have also included a section on what financial and nonfinancial executives need to understand about capital allocation before entering the annual ...

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