Rational Investing with Ratios

Implementing Ratios with Enterprise Value and Behavioral Finance

  • Yannick Coulon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-161

About this book


"Offering an interesting contribution by expanding ratios beyond their immediate applicability, this book is a must-read for both students and professionals in the accounting and finance fields, especially those keen to stay up to date with the latest information."

—Razvan Hoinaru, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Explaining the underlying logic behind financial ratios, this book adds to the discussion on the importance and implementation of ratios and illustrates the essential role that they play in company evaluations and investment screening. The author explores how ratios establish a proportional relationship between accounting and market data, and when well-integrated into a global company vision, can become powerful indicators capable of outlining relevant information and identifying warning signs. Going beyond merely listing possible ratios and looking further into their implementation, each ratio family is demonstrated with numerous graphs and practical case studies involving companies such as Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba. With a focus on behavioral finance and enterprise value, this innovative Palgrave Pivot will be of interest to investors, bankers and entrepreneurs, as well as finance scholars and students.


financial ratio valuation EV calculation behavioral finance financial statements liquidity ratios cash management Alibaba Amazon Walmart solvency non-cash working capital capital employed financial leverage enterprise value investor financial logic

Authors and affiliations

  • Yannick Coulon
    • 1
  1. 1.Brest Business SchoolBrittanyFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-34264-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-34265-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking