Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A list of possible KPIs only - often ill-defined, 28 Sept. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Key Performance Indicators (KPI): The 75 Measures Every Manager Needs to Know (Financial Times Series) (Paperback)
This book does not give any insights into the selection of KPIs. Rather it is a list of possible KPIs.

The actual measures suggested are frequently ill-defined and some of the observations about what analysts view as important ill-judged. Some examples:

* In ROE, how should goodwill be treated?
* The debt-equity ratio does not consider what debt is in any detail; in one place it refers to debt as being total liabilities, in another short-term debt and long-term debt (these are not the same); how should cash be treated? The author notes that market values for debt and equity may be used in place of book value but does not consider why one method should be used rather than another.
* Goodwill arising for acquisitions is no longer amortised as implied here.
* Analysts do not generally view strong top-line growth which does not translate into bottom-line growth in a positive light.

I was very disappointed in this book - though its success does at least demonstrate the power of marketing.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]