Fundamentals

To view fundamental performance data for a company, enter a symbol in the Detailed Quote box in the top right corner of your account or on the Stocks Overview page and go to the Fundamentals tab. Fundamental analysis can help you analyze a company's financial strength and management success to determine whether or not securities from that company match your investment objectives.

The Fundamentals page gives you detailed information for a stock's issuing company, including the company's profitability, valuation, management effectiveness, income statements, financial strength, growth, per share data and short interest. The Fundamentals tab defaults to the company's performance in each category alone. The performance of the company compared with its industry peers and against the industry average is listed on the Peers & Industry tab.

Information categories shown on the Fundamentals page are composed of the following:

  • Profitability - gross margin, net profit margin, operating margin, pretax margin
  • Valuation - P/E excluding extraordinary items, P/E normalized, P/sales, P/tangible book, P/cash flow
  • Financial Strength - current ratio, quick ratio, LT debt/equity, total debt/equity, payout ratio
  • Management Effectiveness - return on assets, return on equity, return on investments
  • Growth - sales (five year), earnings per share (EPS), dividend growth (five year)
  • Income Statement - revenue, EBITDA, earnings before taxes, net income, normalized earnings before taxes, normalized net income
  • Per Share Data - EPS excluding extraordinary items, EPS normalized, revenue per share, BV per share, tangible BV per share, cash per share, cash flow per share, indicated annual dividend (U.S.)
  • Short Interest - shares short for the current month, short ratio, short interest as a percentage of float, shares short for the prior month

An overview of the stock's issuing company and the company's contact information are provided in the right column of the Fundamentals page.

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