Research Paper – Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios represent a way of avoiding problems involved when comparing companies of different sizes. These ratios assist in comparing and investigating the relationships between different pieces of financial information. From the text, you have read about several types of financial ratios as you write your paper, you will be in the role of an analyst who is attempting to put ratio analysis into a context which helps explain a certain aspect of this concept.

Upon completion of this research paper, you will demonstrate your ability to:

Demonstrate a fundamental understand of financial statement analysis.

Appropriately use basic ratio tools to interpret and evaluate financial statements.

Research Paper:

Begin by choosing a topic area in ratio analysis that appeals to your desired learning objectives or career goals.

Potential Topics:

  • Select one of the financial statements and relate it to at least two sources from Virtual Library to your discussion of these statements.
  • Choose one of the ratios presented in the readings and apply research material to the discussion of that ratio.
  • Discuss the DuPont ratio
  • Discuss the topic of Benchmarking

If you have any questions as you are working on this research paper, please post them in the “Questions and Answers” area in Module 2.

To receive full credit, for Research Paper:

This research paper should be 3- 5 pages in length and it should analyze an aspect of ratio analysis from the readings and your research. You are to use standard APA formatting as required by the College. Be sure to apply the proper terms and concepts from your readings as you are writing this paper.

Title page and reference page do not count as part of the 3-5 pages.