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By Nathan Young

October 31, 2017

There are many different metrics used in detailing how a company is doing and one of the most common, if not the most, is revenue. This is essentially how much money the company makes from their sales. You want to see a company have a positive and growing revenue and if there is not, you may want to look deeper to understand why. Revenue is also used in many different ratios to help compare apples to apples in the market.

Revenue

Depending on which accounting methods are used, there are different ways to calculate this number. Regardless of how you calculate it, it needs to be a solid number. Some companies may run a negative revenue and there must be a solid reason as to why before going further. When looking at revenue, you may hear it referred to as top line in quick conversation.




Revenue can also be divided up into items such as operating revenue and this can give you different perspective on the company. For public companies, you can find this number quarterly and monitor is throughout the year. When evaluating a company there are many other metrics that are valuable that go beyond revenue. Net income, debt, and assets or others depending on the company. Keep it in perspective too because if the company is new and growing, their revenue may not be the same as a well established company. Look into the ratios that utilize revenue and go from there. You may find a few data points that help to grow you researching knowledge and give you that edge in your investing and trading.

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Nathan Young
   Nathan Young is a Senior Member of Macroaxs Editorial Board - US Equity Analysis. With years of experience in the financial sector, Nathan brings a diverse base of knowledge. Specifically, he has in-depth understanding of application of technical and fundamental analysis across different equity instruments. Utilizing SEC filings and technical indicators, Nathan provides a reputable analysis of companies trading in the United States. View Profile
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