## What are market performance ratios?

Market value ratios are used to evaluate the current share price of a publicly-held company’s stock. These ratios are employed by current and potential investors to determine whether a company’s shares are over-priced or under-priced.

### What is a performance ratio analysis?

Performance ratios are derived from the revenue and aggregate expenses line items on the income statement, and measure the ability of a business to generate a profit. The most important of these ratios are the gross profit ratio and net profit ratio.

**How do you analyze market ratios?**

The ratio can be calculated by dividing the market value per share by the book value per share. For example, if a company has a book value per share of $8 and the stock currently is valued at $10 per share, the M/B ratio would be calculated by dividing $10 (stock price) by $8 (book value per share).

**What is EPS and PE ratio?**

The basic definition of a P/E ratio is stock price divided by earnings per share (EPS). EPS is the bottom-line measure of a company’s profitability and it’s basically defined as net income divided by the number of outstanding shares. Earnings yield is defined as EPS divided by the stock price (E/P).

## What are the most important ratios in financial analysis?

Here are the five most important financial ratios for your business.

- The current ratio. The current ratio estimates your company’s ability to pay its short-term obligations.
- Debt-to-Equity ratio.
- The acid test ratio.
- Net profit margin.
- Return on Equity.

### What is a good PE ratio to buy?

Investors tend to prefer using forward P/E, though the current PE is high, too, right now at about 23 times earnings. There’s no specific number that indicates expensiveness, but, typically, stocks with P/E ratios of below 15 are considered cheap, while stocks above about 18 are thought of as expensive.

**Which is better EPS or PE?**

Two of the most widely quoted statistics in relation to a company’s stock performance are the price to earnings multiple (P-E) and the earnings per share (EPS). In general you may think that a higher EPS is better and a higher P-E points to a high-growth company.