Ratio Analysis

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RATIO ANALYSIS AS A TOOL FOR DETERMINING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE ( A STUDY OF SELLECTED BANKS IN NIGERIA)

RATIOS ANALYSIS AS A TOOLS FOR DETERMINING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE :( A STUDY OF SELECTED BANKS IN NIGERIA)
BEING A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY,ZARIA NIGERIA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA. NIGERIA

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Quite often potential investor and shareholders in a business enterprises desire to have further insight about financial strengthens and weaknesses of the firms so as to determine its corporate performance within a specified period of time. The basic financial analyses are the balance sheet, trading profit and loss account or income statement, retained earnings statement and sources and uses of funds statement. Management, creditors, investors and in others to form their judgment useful. The analysis of financial statements has been discovered as one of the strategic ways of determining the financial status and corporate performance of the organization, since many believed that the efficient and effective utilization of available finance to a large extent determines the performance of an organization. Analyzing financial statements typically involves evaluating the past, current and projected performance of the organization and one of such instrument used is the ratio analysis. It involves the interpretation of the financial statement based on some specified standards. The standard of comparison may consist of: Ratios calculated from past financial statement of the same firm. Ratios developed using the projected or proforma financial statement of the same firm. Ratios of some selected banks especially the must progressive and successful at the same point in

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