Proprietary Ratio - Meaning, Assumptions and its Interpretation
The proprietary ratio is not amongst the commonly used ratios. Very few analysts prescribe its usage. This is because in reality it is the inverse of debt ratio. A higher debt ratio would imply a lower proprietary ratio and vice versa. Hence this ratio does not reveal any new information.
Proprietary Ratio = Total Equity / Debt + Equity
The proprietary ratio is the inverse of debt ratio. It is a part to whole comparison. The proprietary ratio measures the amount of funds that investors have contributed towards the capital of a firm in relation to the total capital that is required by the firm to conduct operations.
- Debt to Equity Ratio
- Debt Ratio
- Equity to Fixed Assets Ratio
- Interest Coverage Ratio
- Degree of Financial Leverage Ratio
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