School of Hotel Administration

Using Ratio Analysis to Evaluate Financial Performance

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Dec 18, 2019
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About the course

The ability of an organization to analyze its financial position is essential for improving its competitive position in the marketplace. Through a careful analysis of its financial performance, the organization can identify opportunities to improve performance at the department, unit, or organizational level.

In this course, participants will learn to use several ratio analysis instruments to achieve a comprehensive understanding of a firm's financial performance. The course then addresses how this financial health information can be used as a foundation upon which to design and implement initiatives for increased productivity and profitability.

Key Benefits

Participants who complete this course will be able to…

  • Use ratio analysis to identify areas of strong financial performance and those that need improvement
  • Accurately assess the financial performance of a department, unit, or organization relative to its competitors or to its own past performance

Topics Include

Module 1- Asset Management Ratios

  • Introduction to Ratio Analysis
  • Ratio Types
  • Overview of Asset Management Ratios

Module 2 - The Cash Conversion Cycle

  • Calculate Days Sales in Inventory (DSI)
  • Caculate Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)
  • Calculate Days Payable Outstanding (DPO)
  • Cash Cycle Comparisons

Module 3 - Fixed Asset Ratios

  • Calculate Fixed Asset Turnover
  • Calculate Total Asset Turnover

Module 4 - Solvency and Capital Structure Ratios

  • Calculate the Current and Quick Ratios
  • Calculate the Times Interest Earned (TIE) Ratio
  • Calculate the Book Leverage, Debt-Equity and Equity Multiplier Ratios

Module 5 - Profitability Ratios and Dupont Analysis

  • Explore Profitability Ratios
  • Calculate the Gross Profit, Operating Profit and Net Profit Margins
  • Calculate the Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE)
  • Profitability Ratios Assessment

Module 6 - Final Course Assignments

  • Verify Discussion Participation
  • Course Project, Find the Relevance

Who should attend

This course is necessary for all professionals who deal with financial reports and need to understand how the data can be analyzed to accurately assess their organization's financial strength.

This course requires student knowledge of financial statements. If you are unfamiliar with financial statements, we recommend completing Understanding Financial Statements (HAME513) prior to enrolling in this course.

Trust the experts

Steven Carvell

Dr. Steven Carvell, a professor of finance at the School of Hotel Administration, has 30+ years of extensive service at the School and University including: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Academic Director of the Pillsbury Institute of Entrepreneurship, and the Cornell University Internation...


Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson is the J.E. Zollinger Professor of Finance at the College of William and Mary Mason School of Business. His current research interests include optimal financing strategies for hospitality firms and the effect of institutional investor trading behavior on securities prices. His resear...


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