Introduction to Financial Ratio Analysis

  • Moorad Choudhry
  • Didier Joannas
  • Richard Pereira
  • Rod Pienaar
Part of the Finance and Capital Markets Series book series (FCMS)


The second chapter in our brief look at equity analysis considers some key concepts in finance, followed by an introduction to financial ratio analysis.


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Selected References and Bibliography

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  5. Markowitz, H. Portfolio Selection, Yale University Press, 1959.Google Scholar
  6. Mills, R. Strategic Value Analysis, Mars Business Associates, 1994.Google Scholar
  7. Roll, R. and Ross, S. A. ‘On the cross-sectional relation between expected returns and betas’, Yale School of Management Working Paper No. 21, 1992.Google Scholar
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  9. Sharpe, W. ‘Capital asset prices: a theory of market equilibrium under conditions of risk’, Journal of Finance, September 1964, pp. 425–42.Google Scholar

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© Moorad Choudhry, Didier Joannas, Richard Pereira and Rod Pienaar 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moorad Choudhry
    • 1
  • Didier Joannas
    • 2
  • Richard Pereira
    • 3
  • Rod Pienaar
    • 4
  1. 1.KBC Financial ProductsUK
  2. 2.Hong KongChina
  3. 3.Nomura plcUK
  4. 4.UBS AGUK

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