The Case of the Unidentified Ratios

Posted: 7 May 2012  

Josh Lerner

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: February 17, 2012


An investment banking analyst seeks to reconstruct which financial ratios go with which companies.

Learning Objective: Allows students to explore the relationship between financial ratios, operation strategy and profitability.

Suggested Citation

Lerner, Josh, The Case of the Unidentified Ratios (February 17, 2012). Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Case No. 812-129. Available at SSRN:

Josh Lerner (Contact Author)

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