Financial Ratio Analysis using ARMS Data
Ahrendsen, Bruce L.
Katchova, Ani L.
financial ratio, performance measure, farm business, imputation, ARMS, Agricultural Finance, Q14,
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the financial performance measures calculated and reported by Economic Resource Service (ERS) from ARMS data. The evaluation includes the calculation method and the underlying assumptions used in obtaining the reported values. The financial measures calculated and reported are compared with those recommended by the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC). The underlying assumptions are identified by analyzing the software code used in calculating the values reported. The values obtained from the various calculation methods are compared and contrasted.