The Key Statistics feature on Investing.com is a handy tool for anyone interested in understanding a company's financial health. This easy-to-follow guide will help you learn how to use the feature and make informed decisions.
Accessing the Key Statistics Feature
- Go to the Investing.com app.
- Search for the company you're interested in by typing its name or ticker symbol in the search bar
- Click on the company's name from the search results
- Look for the "Key Statistics" under the overview chart.
Understanding the Key Statistics
The Key Statistics provide important financial data about the company, organized into various categories. Here are the main categories and examples of data points within each:
- Dividend Yield - Measures the cash returned to shareholders by a firm as a percentage of the price they pay for each share of stock.
- Annual Dividend per Share - Yearly Total Dividend per share basis.
- Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio - Indicates the multiple of earnings that stock investors are willing to pay for one share of the firm.
- Price-to-Sales (P/S) Ratio - The price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is a valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues.
- Revenue - The sum of all revenue fields included in a company's operating activities.
- Net Income - Net income (NI), also called net earnings, is calculated as sales minus the cost of goods sold, selling, general and administrative expenses, operating expenses, depreciation, interest, taxes, and other expenses.
- Revenue Growth (YoY) - Period over prior period growth in revenue.
- Earnings Per Share (EPS) Growth (YoY) - Period over prior period growth in earnings per share (EPS).
- Beta - A ratio that measures the risk or volatility of a company's share price in comparison to the market as a whole. Beta (1 Year) is calculated using one year of weekly returns.
- Standard Deviation (1-Year) - Standard deviation of closing price/other metrics over the last year.
- Return on Equity (ROE) - A ratio used to measure the return that a firm generates on the book value of common equity.
- Return on Assets (ROA) - A ratio that measures the dollars in net profit a business generates per dollar of assets it owns.
- Market Capitalization - Measures a public company's total equity value as implied by the stock's last observed trading price. In the case of cryptocurrencies, it measures the latest trade price multiplied by the circulating supply.
- Enterprise Value - Enterprise Value (EV), also referred to as Business Enterprise Value (BEV), reflects the market value of the entire business. Unlikely Total Enterprise Value (TEV), EV excludes value related to the non-operating assets of the business.
- Analyst Recommendations - Recommendations from the Analysts for the instruments.
- Analyst Price Targets - Price targets represent what analysts believe a stock will be worth within the next 12 to 18 months.
- Top ETF Holdings
- ETF Sector Weightings
These categories and data points help you assess various aspects of a company's financial health, growth potential, and investment risks and opportunities. Some metrics are available only for InvestingPro subscribers. You can subscribe to our 1-week free trial and enjoy the full experience of the key metrics and more exciting Pro features. Below we gathered a few examples of the different types of views you can create:
Dividend - Altiria (MO)
- Dividend Payout Ratio - The dividend payout ratio defines the relationship between the dividends paid by a company and its net earnings across a specific period. The ratio is represented in terms of a percentage.
- Dividend Coverage Ratio - The Dividend Coverage Ratio measures the number of times a company can pay dividends to its shareholders. The dividend coverage ratio is the ratio of the company’s net income divided by the dividend paid to shareholders.
- Free Cash Flow to Equity - Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) is the amount of cash a business generates that is available to be potentially distributed to shareholders. It is calculated as Cash from Operations less Capital Expenditures plus net debt issued.
- Net Debt to EBITDA Ratio - Debt/EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its incurred debt. A high ratio result could indicate a company has a too-heavy debt load.
- Health Score (Premium) - Financial Health for a company is determined by ranking the company on over 100 factors against companies in the respective sector and operating in Developed economic markets.
Growth - Tesla
- Revenue growth
- Long-Term Earnings Growth Rate
- P/E Ratio
- Price / LTM Sales
- Return on Equity
- Debt / Equity
Value - Apple
- P/E Ratio
- Price / Book
- Return on Equity
- Debt / Equity
- Free Cash Flow Yield
Index investor - SPY (for the S&P 500 index)
- Asset Focus
- Fund Benchmark Index
- Fund Brand
- Fund Expense Ratio
- Fund Is Actively Managed
How to Use Key Statistics for Decision-Making
Now that you understand the different components of the Key Statistics feature, here are some tips on how to use this information to make informed decisions:
- Compare the company's P/E ratio to its industry average to determine if the stock is fairly valued, overvalued, or undervalued.
- Look at the company's revenue and net income to assess its financial health and growth potential.
- Check the dividend yield to determine if the stock provides a steady income stream.
- Review the 52-week range to understand the stock's historical price volatility and identify potential entry or exit points.
By familiarizing yourself with these key statistics, you'll be better equipped to make smarter investment decisions. Remember, it's always important to do your research and consult with a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.
Customizing the Key Statistics
The Key Statistics feature on Investing.com allows you to customize the data displayed to better suit your needs and preferences. Follow these steps to personalize your view:
- Locate the “Edit” next to the "Key Statistics" section under the overview chart and tap on it to open the Customize Key Statistics window.
- In this window, you'll see a list of available data points. Check or uncheck the boxes next to each data point to add or remove it from your Key Statistics view.
- You can also use the search bar within the window to find specific data points more easily.
- Once you have made your desired changes, click the Save button to apply the customizations.
By customizing the Key Statistics, you can focus on the data that is most relevant to your investment strategy and goals, making it easier for you to analyze and compare companies.