The quality of income ratio or earnings quality ratio can be used to indicate that the net income of a business demonstrates high quality characteristics such as, for example, being cash backed, predictable, recurring and conservative.
This cash ratios calculator uses operating cash flow instead of net income to calculate three financial ratios. Unlike net income, cash flow is an objective measure of performance which cannot be manipulated or distorted using accounting assumptions and opinions.
Cash flow ratios can be calculated using cash flow from operating activities found in the cash flow statement of a business. Using cash flow avoids the use of net income which is a subjective measure traditionally used in the calculation of accounting ratios.
ROCE or return on capital employed measures the percentage rate of return a business gets on its capital employed. It is calculated by dividing the earnings before interest and tax by the total assets less current liabilities of the business.
The Inventory Days ratio shows the average number of days sales a business is holding in its inventory. It is calculated by dividing inventory by average daily cost of goods sold. It is sometimes called the Stock Days ratio.
The net profit ratio is the profit after tax of the business expressed as a percentage of the revenue. It is calculated by dividing profit after tax by revenue. The Net profit ratio is also called Net Margin or Net Profit Margin.
The return on sales is the operating income of the business expressed as a percentage of the revenue. It is a measure of the level of true income a business generates on its sales. It is calculated by dividing operating income by revenue. Operating income is the same as earnings before interest and tax (EBIT), otherwise called profit before interest and tax (PBIT).
Last modified November 18th, 2022 by Michael Brown
The interest coverage ratio measures the amount of earnings a business has to make interest payments. It is calculated by dividing the profit before interest and tax by the interest expense. It is sometimes called the interest cover ratio or simply interest coverage or interest cover.