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Please reply to comment from 1 week ago regarding inaccuracy of calculating Altman Z for anything other than 12-month periods. 

This is a simple user-friendliness issue. 


Currently there is no way to change the order in which the "Your Screen" column headings are displayed.  Users should at least be able to "Edit" the column display order when in "Your Screen" to conform to our personal preference as to the most logical display order.  On the "Your Screen" page, the "Edit" button in the header on the right side should be used for this purpose, not to arbitrarily switch the user to the "Basic" display.  If users wants to switch to the "Basic" display, we can simply click on the "Basic" header to do so.     

Jae,

Yes, like Google Finance charts.  You might also check out a service called StockCharts.com as they have terrific charting capabilities.  I have no idea what it would cost you to obtain their service.

I think you missed my point.  Altman Z scores require 12-month time periods

The underlying reason for this is that variables X3(EBIT) and X5(Sales) for only 3 months cannot be compared to EBIT and Sales for 12 months. 

Therefore, please delete MRQ Z score info. 

Jae, Thanks for soliciting feedback.

I need 4 dividend-related numbers for screening (3 of which are already available in OSV):

Annual Dividend Yield % -- already available in OSV

Payout Ratio (TTM) -- already available in OSV

Payout Ratio (5-Yr Avg) -- NOT available in OSV

5-Yr Dividend Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) -- already available in OSV


Nice improvement.  On 'Summary' page, do you also plan to change 'Fair Value' on chart to also use Avg Fair Value rather than DCF value?  If you do, please also adjust 'Buy Price' accordingly.  Thank you.

Jae,

Could you provide an update on status of this?

Hunghao,


Jae is being curt in his replies.


Here is the written description in the OSV analyzer:

Return on Equity (ROE) measures the rate of return on the money invested by common stock owners and retained by the company thanks to previous profitable years.  It demonstrates a company’s ability to generate profits from shareholders’ equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities).


So, ROE=Net Income/Shareholders' Equity which = Net Income/(Total Assets - Total Liabilities)

In the Financial Statements section of OSV, you can get:

Net Income for trailing twelve months (ttm) on the Income Statement.

Total Assets and Total Liabilities on the Balance Sheet [under most recent quarter (mrq)]


For example using Microsoft (MSFT):

ROE= $17.81B/($225.02B-$155.29B) = 25.54% which agrees with the 25.5% shown on the 'Summary' page; 'Key Stats' area of OSV for MSFT.


Hope this clears it up for you.  Please reply and let me know if you need any further clarification.


Jeff


Jae, your thoughts on this idea?

I didn't do anything to my cache.  It appears that this error is now, finally, fixed.  Thank you.