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Key Ratios Report

About Key Ratios: The Key Ratios report is a financial report that shows company price/book ratios, percentage returns on common equity and assets, debt/equity ratios, interest coverage and dividend payout for the fiscal period.

When viewing a financial report, you have three currency options: You can view the data in the currency in which the company originally reported its financial statements (As Reported); view the data in Canadian dollars; or view the data in U.S. dollars. Each report links to price charts, news and additional information on each company or index displayed on the report.

Company: Click on the company's name (when underlined) to view its corporate snapshot. These snapshots provide a brief description of the company's area(s) of concentration, its main sources of revenue, its annual financials, contact information, industry competitors and key corporate personnel.

Debt/Equity ratio: Indicates the extent to which a company is financing its assets with debt, a more risky source of capital than equity. Formula: Short-and-long term interest-bearing debt (including capital lease obligations) divided by shareholders' equity.

Find out More: Click the dollar sign icon to view a quote for the stock or index. Click the a chart icon to view a price and volume chart for the individual security or index. Click the news icon to view news specific to the latest news on the company. Click the company icon to view a company snapshot.

Fiscal Period: The date of financial results. Usually referred to by year and quarter. Example: First quarter, 1999.

Interest Coverage: Shows how many times over a company can cover its interest obligations from earnings. Formula: Earnings before extraordinary items plus income taxes and interest expense, divided by total interest expense.

% Dividend Payout: The dividend payout ratio represents the percentage of a company's earnings that is paid out as dividends. This ratio is important for investors who are looking for dividend income in addition to capital a ppreciation from an investment.

% Return on Assets: The return on average capital shows how effectively a company is employing its capital to generate profit. Formula: Earnings before extraordinary items, interest expense and income taxes, divided by average assets.

% Return on Common Equity: The return on average common equity shows the rate of return on the investment for the company's common shareholders - the only providers of capital who do not have a fixed return. Formula: Earnings before extraordinary items, less preferred-share dividends, divided by average common shareholders' equity.

Price/Book MRA: The price-to-book ratio for the most recent annual period measures the price of company's common shares at the end of the company's most recent fiscal year end relative to its shareholder's equity at the end of its most recent fiscal year. Forumla: Price at end of the most recent fiscal year divided by the fiscal year-end book value per share, which is calculated by dividing common shareholders' equity by the number of common shares outstanding.

A price-to-book multiple above one means that the price of the company's common shares is higher than its break-up value, or common shareholder's equity. A price-to-book multiple below one means that the price of the company's common shares are less than its break-up value, and the shares may be undervalued in relation to its break-up value.

Price/Book Recent: The recent price-to-book ratio measures the latest price of company's common shares relative to the its shareholder's equity at the end of its most recent fiscal year. Forumla: The latest price divided by the latest available book value per share, which is calculated by dividing common shareholders' equity by the number of common shares outstanding.

A price-to-book multiple above one means that the price of the company's common shares is higher than its break-up value, or common shareholder's equity. A price-to-book multiple below one means that the price of the company's common shares are less than its break-up value, and the shares may be undervalued in relation to its break-up value. Ratio of latest available stock price to latest book value per share.

Symbol: Click a security symbol to view the latest available quote along with a six-day performance table and company news. Click on an index symbol to view the latest quote for the index, and the gainers, losers and most active securities traded on that index during the current or latest trading day.

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