How can we improve VectorVest 7?

Show Financial Ratios and Free Cash Flow To Firm (FCFF)

I suggest we should also display financial ratios. I would like to see P/E Ratio (TTM), Total Debt to Equity, Interest Coverage (TTM), Gross Margin (TTM),Operating Margin (TTM),Net Profit Margin (TTM), Return on Assets (TTM), Return on Investment (TTM), Return on Equity (TTM).
Free Cash Flow To Firm = EBIT-(Capex-Depreciation)-Net Change in Working Capital

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  • Bruce Fraser commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea!
    Right now, after I've narrowed down my list of prospective stocks, I have to go to an outside source to find out debt, free cash flow, etc. Each stock much be entered manually; have to go manually to the respective page for each stock.
    This data is available. It's just a matter of including it in the VectorVest fields.

  • Tio Hauw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Interest rate is poised to rise. I like to suggest a few parameters in the UniSearch that allow us to gauge a corporation's ability to service its debt/loan. Some examples: Free Cash Flow, some Leverage Ratios such as Debt to Asset and Interest Coverage, and some Liquidity Ratios such as Current Ratio. Thank you.

  • Bruce Fraser commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Debt could also be used to calculate how much a company is paying down its debt, year over year.

  • david green commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has come up a number of times here but the lack of any field showing debt or ratios for debt is a major shortfall in your analysis. The energy sector specifically needs this desperately under the current market conditions

  • Wan Ling Szeto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be a great time saving feature if free cash flow and/or cash flow of a company can be plotted on a graph similar to the company's earning or sale, which are currently available for plotting.

  • Erland Wittkotter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The following Management Performance metrics should be included in the Viewer (i.e. as an option to include it as columns) so that there is a comparison between different opportunities:
    - ROE (Return on Equity)
    - ROA (Return on Assets)
    - ROIC (Return on Invested Capital)

    Also Long Term (LT) Debt / Equity -- which might be pretty interesting when it comes to the next debt crisis ..

  • Clair Harpster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dividend investors generally would like to know if stocks selected generate enough cash (coverage) to continue dividend payments from operations and after interest and taxes. In searching for dividend paying stock just knowing that EY>DY does not indicate if there is enough free cash flow to service debt and pay dividends. As a search criteria free cash flow would be great. Even as a display on feature available on a search it would be very helpful

  • Tom Mitchell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The only reference to the consideration of debt I can find is its inclusion in the calculation of RS and there is no real information about what influence it has on the calculation. Support were not able to enlighten me with any additional information. It seems to me that some indicators re debt levels and what is appropriate for a company, industry or sector would be an excellent addition to the data base.

  • Huseyin Ozcan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add percent return on equity; cash flow; debt/equity ratio; annual earnings in the unisearch module.

  • Shane Day commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would say this is the most important piece of info about any company. Doesn't everyone want to make sure a company can pay for what it has bought/invested in before they invest into the company.

  • James Parrish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With a column showing Debt, we can calculate Enterprise Value (Debt plus the market value of equity).

  • Frank Sherosky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A subset of RS, it would more directly compare to the same info on stock fundamental sheets that all stocks share equally.

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