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Business Financial Metrics

May 2, 2017
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What they are and why they are important to small business owners.


Financial Metrics are the key performance indicators for a business. These include Accounts Payable Days, Accounts Receivable Days, Net Profit Margin, Overhead Growth, Sales Growth and Inventory Days among others.

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How it is Used

These metrics are useful in evaluating the performance of a business through benchmarking against other competitors in the industry.  

Additional Information

Looking at various financial statements, such as the Income Statement and Balance Sheet, can help identify Financial Metrics to use when analyzing the performance of a business. It is important to note that some Financial Metrics, such as financial ratios, have to be calculated using values found on these financial statements.

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About the Author


Raleigh, N.C.-based Sageworks, a leading provider of lending, credit risk, and portfolio risk software that enables banks and credit unions to efficiently grow and improve the borrower experience, was founded in 1998. Using its platform, Sageworks analyzed over 11.5 million loans, aggregated the corresponding loan data, and created the largest

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Abrigo enables U.S. financial institutions to support their communities through technology that fights financial crime, grows loans and deposits, and optimizes risk. Abrigo's platform centralizes the institution's data, creates a digital user experience, ensures compliance, and delivers efficiency for scale and profitable growth.

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