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10 INVESTMENT RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY 12 PE Ratio or Price Earnings Ratio20 PRIMARY OPERATING RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY30 PRIMARY FINANCIAL RATIOS GEARING AND LIQUITYIt can be suggested that accounting consists of identifying measuring and communicating business information to facilitate judgements and decision making for the further future This specific report is pointed at investigate National Grid Group Plcs report and accounts in order to decide whether someone should invest or not in this company Someone who is able to analyse this company must have its Annual Report for at least two years which will help the person because it contains basic components like the Profit and Loss Account the Balance Sheet the Cash Flow Statement and the Directors Report In order to guide you to understand about this specific company I have used the Annual Review by following some steps1 To summarise the size the structure and the profit of the company I have first check the balance sheet and the profit and loss accounts2 I have read very carefully the chairmans statement and the directors report which helped me to understand better things about the company 3 I have also calculated the trends and ratiosThe performance data PL AC Balance Sheet Ratios and Trends were obtain from the following sources- Annual Review of National Grid Group of 1997-98- Articles from Financial Times newspaper10 INVESTMENT RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY Investment ratios are the ratios used by the investors when deciding whether a share should be bought sold or heldEarnings per share EPS indicate the amount of profit after tax interest and preference shares earned for each ordinary share It is also more reliable for comparing the performance of any company because it can not be affected by the policy of the directors Profit after tax interest No Of Ordinary sharesThe earnings per share of National
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