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Business Ratio Usefulness: As measured by Reliability and Comparability for figures stated by companies in annual reports
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper, the usefulness of business ratios as presented in reports from a random sample of companies traded at the Stockholm stock exchange is examined. Usefulness is defined as being a function of reliability and comparability. These comparisons have been made for a representative selection of companies over a period of five years. The results lead to the conclusion that business ratios in annual reports cannot be considered useful in their present state, at least not for the layman. A few possible routes to improve the situation are presented and discussed.

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2004.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-4766OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-4766DiVA: diva2:194387
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Available from: 2007-01-05 Created: 2007-01-05

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