Finance Metrics

The most important Finance metrics and KPIs. Learn about what metrics and KPIs are best for you, vote, and contribute your own.

DAU Growth Rate

DAU Growth Rate is the increase in Daily Active Users over a period of time, typically represented in a percentage. It can be a good indicator of successful sales and marketing efforts, as well as an indicator of good product-market fit.

Debt to Equity Ratio

The Debt to Equity Ratio measures how your organization is funding its growth and how effectively you are using shareholder investments. A high Debt to Equity Ratio is evidence of an organization that’s fuelling growth by accumulating debt. This is a common practice, as outside investment can greatly increase your ability to generate profits and accelerate business growth. Reaching too far, however, can backfire and leave the company bankrupt. As such, a high Debt to Equity Ratio is often interpreted as a sign of risk.

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Deviation from Target Churn Rate

Deviation from Target Churn measures how close or far away you are from hitting your ideal target churn rate in a specific time period. It is calculated by finding the difference between the forecasted churn rate and the target churn rate.

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Disputed Charges

Disputed Charges measures the total value of charges that have been challenged and may be reversed. This metric represents the amount of money that could potentially be deduced from your net charges.

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Disputed Charges Count

Changes Count measures the total number of Charges you have made to your customers. Use this metric to have an overall view of how many payments you have accepted from your customers for the products or services you sold.

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EBITDA Margin

EBITDA Margin is a financial ratio that measures a company's earnings before deducting non-operating expenses as a percentage of revenue. The calculation excludes accounting expenses such as interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization to give an overall view of profitability.

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Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) is one of a few profit metrics. At its simplest, EBITDA focuses only on operational profitability, ignoring non-cash expenses by adding them back to Net Income.

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Enterprise Value

Enterprise Value a comprehensive measure of a company’s value. It is used for valuation of a company before takeover and is calculated by adding market cap with debt, net cash and cash equivalents.

Enterprise Value to EBITDA

Enterprise Value to Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EV/EBITDA) or Enterprise Multiple, is a measure of a company’s value mainly used to evaluate acquisition targets.

Enterprise Value to Revenue Multiple

Enterprise Value to Revenue Multiple (EV/R) is a financial ratio used in company valuation that compares stock value of a company to its revenue for a given time period. EV/R is often used to evaluate a company before acquisition.

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Expansion MRR Growth Rate

Expansion Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) Growth Rate is the velocity at which additional revenue from existing customers is being added to the business, expressed as a percentage of total MRR. Expansion MRR Growth Rate is often cited as a monthly rate, but it's also possible to express it using an annual timeframe, for example, "Our Expansion MRR Growth Rate for April was 5%" or "Our Expansion MRR Growth Rate was 80% last year".

Expenses per Employee

Expenses per Employee is a measure of the Operating Expenses for the last twelve months (LTM) divided by the current number of Full-Time Equivalent employees. Just like Revenue per Employee, this ratio is often used to compare companies within the same industry.

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