Business ratios are the figures that provide management with targets and standards for their organisation. They direct businesses towards the most beneficial long-term strategies, as well as towards effective decision making. This book enables managers of different functions to work together towards achieving business goals. It links the return on financial resources into the day-to-day operating parameters of the business - skills which any manager from any background can implement.Areas covered include:the foundationsthe cash flow cyclefinancial leveragemeasuring and operating performancecorporate valuationinvestment ratios[ BACK JACKET ] Business ratios count. They are the tools we manage by and the rules were measured by.Key Management Ratios cuts straight to the measures that matter, shows what they areand outlines how they link together to drive your business. Its clarity of explanation and unique visual presentation take the fear out of management ratios and make these critical financial tools accessible to every manager. From earnings per share and cash flow to return on investment and sales to fixed assets ratios, this popular classic guides managers through the key ratios at the heart of business performance and practice. If you can apply these essential financial measures with confidence, you will be able to achieve better returns on your investments, develop more focussed long-term strategies and make more effective decisions. This popular classic will help you operate the levers of management with speed and confidence every time.