Advanced English Dialogue for Business – Preferred stock ratio

Listen to a Business English Dialogue About Preferred stock ratio

Isabella: Hi Victoria, do you know what preferred stock ratio is in business and finance?

Victoria: Yes, I do. Preferred stock ratio is a financial ratio that measures the proportion of a company’s preferred stock to its total equity.

Isabella: That’s correct. Why is preferred stock ratio important for investors?

Victoria: Preferred stock ratio is important because it helps investors understand the capital structure of a company and its reliance on preferred stock as a source of financing.

Isabella: I see. How is preferred stock ratio calculated?

Victoria: Preferred stock ratio is calculated by dividing the value of preferred stock by the total equity of the company and multiplying by 100 to express it as a percentage.

Isabella: Got it. Can you give me an example of how preferred stock ratio is used in financial analysis?

Victoria: Sure, investors use preferred stock ratio to assess the company’s financial health, risk profile, and its ability to meet its financial obligations, as a higher preferred stock ratio may indicate higher financial leverage and risk.

Isabella: Thanks for explaining, Victoria. Preferred stock ratio seems like an important metric for investors to consider when evaluating a company.

Victoria: You’re welcome, Isabella. Indeed, it provides valuable insights into the capital structure and risk profile of a company.