atio Analysis: Midwest Health Plan Inc.
Financial ratios are critical for decision making purposes. Some of those who utilize information derived from the analysis of financial statements include but they are not limited to lenders, managers, the government and stockholders. In this text, I amongst other things compute two financial ratios from Midwest Health Plan, Inc. In an attempt to determine the financial health of the organization.
Midwest Health Plan, Inc. atio Analysis
When it comes to decision making in healthcare organizations, the relevance of ratio analysis cannot be overstated. To begin with, managers of a health care organization can use ratio analysis to identify changes in the financial condition of an entity by way of comparing current financial period ratios with previous financial period ratios. For instance, if an organization (through the utilization of liquidity ratios) is found to be having difficulties in settling its debts, corrective measures can…… [Read More]
Ratio Analysis in Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare providers often face the task of managing their facilities under very tight budgets. Whether the provider is a big healthcare organization or a newly founded one, it all comes down to financial analysis.
Financial analysis entails the use of ratios and this process of using ratios to rate your company's performance is what is known as financial ratio analysis. There are several ratios computed in the financial analysis and these ratios are then analyzed in a more intensive manner using several criteria. For a healthcare provider, a comparison of the ratios with other ratios of other healthcare providers will ultimately give a clear picture of the performance and effectiveness of your organization. This needs not to be done by a good financial analyst who can give the management adequate information as to the results of the ratios. For the management the financial…… [Read More]
The Balance Sheet and the Statement of Income are essential, but they are only the starting point for successful financial management. Apply atio Analysis to Financial Statements to analyze the success, failure, and progress of your business.
atio Analysis enables the business owner/manager to spot trends in a business and to compare its performance and condition with the average performance of similar businesses in the same industry. To do this compare your ratios with the average of businesses similar to yours and compare your own ratios for several successive years, watching especially for any unfavorable trends that may be starting. atio analysis may provide the all-important early warning indications that allow you to solve your business problems before your business is destroyed by them.
Balance Sheet atio Analysis:
Important Balance Sheet atios measure liquidity and solvency (a business's ability to pay its bills as they come due) and…… [Read More]
Anheuser, on the other hand, had larger spread operations and could simply use its stance on the market to cover short-term liabilities.
In terms of financial leverage, the charts indicate a ratio of 4.7 for Anheuser usch and a ratio of 1.4 for oston eer. The numbers show a high risk in case of Anheuser usch (surpassing more than twice the industry mean of 2) and a very stable oston eer corporation. It seems that the winning strategy is to develop gradually, to offer your products to an increasing number of possible consumers, but not to overdue it and stick to your fundamental beliefs (in the case of oston eer - developing traditional beer with finest ingredients). Again, we notice the same financial reckless approach in the of Anheuser and the traditional stable financial approach for oston eer.
The Return on Assets for Anheuser-usch was of 12.6% for 2006, while…… [Read More]
a) The price-earnings ratio reflects two things -- the company's earnings and the market price. By no means is there a law that says one firm's P/E ratio should be in line with either the market or the competitors. First, an explanation of the earnings. The earnings component of the P/E is past-looking. The profit margin for HG is fairly low -- 1.7% - reflecting that its earnings are quite low. With low earnings as the denominator, HG will have a much higher P/E even with the same stock price. So in part, HG benefits from having a weak denominator.
The other aspect of the P/E ratio is the price. The price reflects the expected future cash flow of the company. The market therefore expects higher growth in the future from HG than what Kingfisher offers (Investopedia, 2013). So part of the misunderstanding is that the P/E ratio…… [Read More]
The ratios are symptoms rather than problems. Thus, we see the emergence of ratios as a diagnosis tool rather (Johnson, 2008). These tools must then be used in concert with more in-depth analysis techniques and the collect and interpretation of other information. Ratio analysis alone will yield little and the prevailing thought today supports finding better ways to integrate ratio analysis within the context of overall understanding of a firm's situation (Dess, et al., 2004).
Historically, the development of ratio analysis as a technique has been ad hoc. As a result, one of the steps taken in recent years, albeit more by academics than professionals, has been to attempt to develop a consistent system for conducting ratio analysis. Nissim & Penman (2001) developed a framework for such a system. Ratios are used in the context of a hierarchy, based on the ability of a given ratio to predict financial failure…… [Read More]
e) Total asset turnover = evenues / Assets = 1,680,000 / 1,250,000 = 1.34 lower that its previous values in 2005 and 2006 and also inferior to the industry average, meaning that the financial service organization has revealed a reduced ability to generate sales through assets.
f) Debt ratio = Total Debt / Total Assets = 666,250 / 1,250,000 = 53.30% - reduced comparative historical evolutions meaning that the company's strength has increased as reliance on debt has been reduced; however, comparative to the industry average, the ratio remains superior, meaning that Vanguard relies on debt more than any other organizations
g) Times interest earned = EBIT / Interest Charges = 70,720 / 15,600 = 4.53 -- this is the highest ratio registered by Vanguard so far to reveal its strength. Significantly higher than its past values and the industry average, the times interest earned reveals that the company is…… [Read More]
The company tangible assets consist of the plant, property, equipment such as the fleet of aircrafts that the company uses for its business operations. Other tangible assets include various building the company is using for business operations. The company tangible assets also include company computers, brand names and various computer software than the company is using to improve its business operations. However, the company intangible assets declined by 1.2% between 2010 and 2011. The company loan notes also declined by 18.2% between 2010 and 2011.
Apart from the non-current asset, other aspect within the company balance sheet is the current asset. From the Table below. The trade and other receivable declined by 17.6%. However, the company was able to increase restricted cash by 317% and money market by 15.3%. The company also increased the derivable financial instrument by 57%.
Asset held 4…… [Read More]
Financial Analysis of Snead's Dry-Cleaning
atios measure the strategy of highlighting the relationships of items in a company's financial statements. In essence, ratio analysis assists in monitoring and reviewing the strengths or weakness of a company using a range of financial perspectives. In other words, ratio analysis assists in evaluating organizational financial and operating performances, which include solvency, efficiency, profitability, and liquidity. The trends of a company's ratios can be used to evaluate whether its financial systems are improving or deteriorating. (Williams, Susan, Mark et al. 2008). In essence, ratio analysis serves as a cornerstone to fundamental analysis. External stakeholders such as stockbrokers, consultants, shareholders, and governments can use the ratio analysis to determine the strength or weakness of a company. (Nissim, 2001).
Objective of this project is carry out the ratio analysis of the "Snead's Dry-Cleaning Company." The paper uses the key ratios to determine the strengths or weakness…… [Read More]
South Nassau Communities Hospital is a healthcare organization that delivers wide range of healthcare services for the communities of the Oceanside in New York. The organization offers general and specialty health services such as medical services, and surgical services for the varieties of patients' health cases.
The financial results of the South Nassau Hospital at the end of the 2012 reveals that the Hospital recorded the revenue of $400 Million compared to the 2011 revenue of $380 making the organization to record the excess gains and revenue over expenses of above $5.0 Million compared to $2.6 million recorded in 2011. (South Nassau Communities Hospital, 2013).
The paper carries out the ratio analysis of the South Nassau Community Hospital to evaluate its financial performances, and the paper uses the organizational 2012 financial statements for the analysis.
atio analysis is a financial tool to analyze the…… [Read More]
atio Analysis: Setbacks
atio Analysis: Potential Pitfalls
In basic terms, ratio analysis comes in handy in the evaluation of a firm's current financial position and the direction this position is expected to take in the future" (Besley and Brigham, 2008, p. 250). That ratio analysis is a critical tool when it comes to the analysis of an entity's performance is not an overstatement. As a matter of fact, most investors rely on ratio analysis in the analysis of the financial statements of various companies so as to determine the most appropriate entity in which to invest.
Here are some ratios for my week six company, i.e. Caterpillar -- for the year ended Dec 31st 2013.
Current ratio = current assets/current liabilities = 38,335,000/27,297,000 = 1.40
eturn on equity = Net Income/shareholder equity = 3,789,000/20,811,000 = 0.18
eceivables turnover = Annual credit sales/accounts receivable =…… [Read More]
atio and Financial Analysis of Computron
atio analysis is the overall numerical values of an organization collected from income statements and balance sheets of a company to evaluate its financial performances. Investors, creditors, and potential shareholders used the ratios to evaluate the financial performances and financial health of a company. The management can also use the ratios to analyze the organizational performances. Profitability ratio, current ratios and efficiency ratios are the three groups of ratios used to evaluate organizational financial performances. Profitability ratios measure the ability of a company to turn its assets into profitability. The current ratios measure the ability of a company in using its current assets to meet its short-term obligations. Efficiency ratios reveals the ability of a company to utilize its inventory or assets efficiently.
b. This section calculates the company current ratio and quick ratios.
Current ratio =Current Asset/Current Liabilities
Current ratio = $2,680,112 /…… [Read More]
Assessment of the Financial Performance of UPS and FedEx
Selected Financial Data
For any investor assessing potential investments there will be an evaluation of the potential investment, looking at the financial performance using vertical and horizontal analysis. Further context may be given to any analysis by looking at firms in a boarder context for example, examining two firms together, especially where they are close comparators. This report will look at two major logistics firm; UPS and FedEx. The paper will start by looking at the background of the two firm, present selected but pertinent financial data and then undertake a financial analysis using ratio analysis. The analysis will then be used to assess each company's performance.
UPS is the world's largest shipment firm; the company's full name is United Parcels…… [Read More]
Plume and Arrow: atio Analysis
Financial ratios are regarded important decision making tools for financial analysts, business owners, investors and lenders. In addition to helping users determine the stability or profitability of a given entity, ratios can also be used to diagnose the underlying problems of a given business. This text seeks to determine which company between Plume and Arrow is healthier and hence less risky from a financial perspective based on the interpretation of the ratio computations provided.
To begin with, Plume's OE happens to be higher than that of Arrow. This effectively means that Plume's shareholders are better off than those of Arrow given the ability of the former to earn a higher profit than the latter for each invested dollar. When it comes to OA, Porter and Norton (2010) define the same as "a measure of a company's success in earning a return for all providers of…… [Read More]
Pepsi Performance Assessment
Based on the financial ratios shown in the table in Appendix A, a general assessment of Pepsi's strength and performance over the past several years and in its current position can be made. As a measure of liquidity, the current ratio shows that Pepsi definitely appears to be struggling, though it has made significant improvements since 2009. Current assets are still slightly lower than current liabilities, however, and were only higher by a very slim margin in 2010; a current ratio that is more strongly and consistently above 1 would mean that the company has reached a stable and desirable level of liquidity. Asset management as demonstrated by the receivables turnover rate is quite strong for the company, though, indicating that its collection policies and procedures are more than adequate to meet the company's operational needs. Only slightly more than a tenth of…… [Read More]
A specific industry-wide number has not been calculated. An industry ratio of debt-to-equity is 0.55, compared with 0.98 in the industry, which is favorable for HP. The ratio of long-term debt to total capitalization confirms what the raw data on the balance sheet says about HP's long-run escalation in debt. This ratio is currently 27.3%, compared with 25.6% in 2009, 16.5% in 2008, 11.5% in 2007 and 6.1% in 2006. This indicates that HP has been increasing its use of debt steadily over the past five years. hile its current levels are no cause for alarm, the long-term trend of using debt to expand the company is cause for alarm. HP's long-term solvency is confirmed in the times interest earned, which was 22.7 times for 2010, up from 14 times for 2009.
The conclusion of this assessment is that HP carries no bankruptcy risk for the foreseeable future. It is…… [Read More]
Accounting -- Financial Statement Analysis
Comparison of gaming industry leader Ladbrokes PLC to William Hill PLC and then comparison of both those companies to the rest of the gaming industry reveals the burgeoning market of online/digital gaming. Comparison of the companies' histories, markets and ratios, shows a still-impressive industry titan Ladbrokes PLC being increasingly outgained by another market giant, William Hill PLC, and varying degrees of success among industry also-rans. It appears that the degrees of success or failure are intimately tied to the provision of online/digital gaming experiences to consumers.
Histories and Markets:
In 1886 Messrs. Schwind and Pennington formed a partnership as commission agents primarily backing horses trained by Pennington at Ladbroke Hall in Worcestershire. In 1902 they were joined by Arthur Bendir, who named the venture "Ladbrokes" and shifted the focus from backing horses to betting against them, acting as bookmaker and punter (bet placer).…… [Read More]
Arrow Company and Plume Inc. atio Analysis
Arrow Company and Plume Inc. Financial atio Computations
ate of eturn on Equity (OE)
eturn on Assets
The Collection Period
Fixed Asset Turnover
Debt to Assets atio
Debt to Equity atio
($2,105,700 - $435,000)/$845,500
($1,940,500 - $595,000)/$1,375,000
From the ratios computed in Table 1 above, it may be possible to tell which company is in better financial health than the other. To begin with, we can use a number of ratios computed in the table above to measure the success of the two entities at profit generation. Looking at the companies' rate of return on equity, it is clear that shareholders of Plume Inc. earn much more than…… [Read More]
46. So far the firm looks to be a good potential candidate for a loan.
The current and quick ratio looks at the short-term ability of a firm to meet its obligations. A lender will also want to look at the longer term position and the ability to repay the entire debt plus interest and fees (Libby et al., 2010). The solvency ratio assesses the level of cash generated in a year as a percentage of the debt. The cash generated is calculated by taking the net profit after tax and adding back the depreciation. The total liabilities are calculated by adding together the current and the long-term (non current) liabilities.
Table 3; Solvency ratio for Tootise oll Industries Inc.
Net profit after tax (a)
Adjusted net profit (a + b) (c )
Current liabilities (d)
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The objective of this study is to carry out the ratio analysis of the company between 2009 and 2011.
The current ratio assesses a company ability settle its short-term obligations. A current ratio below 1 reveals that the company is not in good financial health. Overview of the current ratio of the company reveals that it is in good financial health and will be able to settle its short-term obligation because its current ratio between 2007 and 2011 is more than 2 despite that the company current ratio was decreasing between 2007 and 2011.
The quick ratio is the ability of a company to meet its short-term obligation. However, quick ratio excludes the inventories. Analysis of the company quick ratio reveals that the company's quick ratio is decreasing between 2007 and 2011 from 1.64 to 0.97.
Times Interest Earned
This is a tool to measure a…… [Read More]
The industry average current ratio is 2.5 (MSN Moneycentral, 2009), so the Gap has less capacity to meet its current obligations than many of its peers. However, in the retail industry most firms have a large portion of their current assets tied up in inventory, which distorts the current ratio figures higher. The Gap's figure of 1.855 is strong and indicates that the company will have little difficulty in meeting its upcoming obligations.
Overall, the liquidity measures provide an indication of the company's short-term health. Low amounts of working capital or a poor current ratio can indicate that the firm is in short-term distress. The figures for the Gap in 2008 do not indicate a firm in financial distress. Rather, they indicate that the company will have little difficulty in meeting its upcoming financial obligations. The company has strong working capital figure and a high current ratio. The latter is…… [Read More]
Financial atios of a Prospective Borrower
Financial ratio analysis is a quantitative tool used to analyze financial standing of a business entity. The ratio analysis can also be used to compare financial capabilities of companies in different industries. This paper discusses how financial ratios can be used to answer questions about the management, marketing, and production capabilities of a prospective borrower. The paper also identifies ratios that demonstrate management competency and are mandatory to a financial services regulator.
atios demonstrating Production, Management, and Marketing Capabilities of a prospective Borrower
In the contemporary business environment, firms rely on loans from banks to improve their business operations. However, before a bank or other financial institutions can offer loans to organizations, they have to evaluate management competency, production, and marketing capabilities of a prospective borrower. The bank uses different financial ratios to analyze production efficiency of a prospective borrower.
An efficiency ratio is…… [Read More]
Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer. They operate in many countries around the world, and have over 2 million employees. The largest market for Wal-Mart is the United States. Wal-Mart is the biggest grocer in the country, one of the biggest online retailers as well. By analyzing the financial statements of Wal-Mart, one can ascertain the company’s financial health as of 2015.
Financial statements for publicly traded companies are compiled according to a specific set of rules, and a format that is established both by convention and by the governance of the Securities Exchange Commission. The value of having these rules is that the information contained in the financial statements is reliable, and comparable. Not only can one compare Wal-Mart’s financial performance across different years, but it is also possible to compare Wal-Mart’s performance against other companies in its industry.
One of the means by which financial…… [Read More]
Apple: atio and SWOT Analysis
Financial Trend Comparison
atio Category: Liquidity atios
In basic terms, liquidity ratios demonstrate a company's ability to settle its obligations (short-term) if and when they fall due. To begin with, from the computations, it is clear that Apple's current ratio has consistently been less than the industry average. Hence for short-term creditors, this could be an issue of concern as the trend increases their risk. Further, a look at the company's cash ratio shows that the firm could have difficulties settling its current obligations if payment for the same was demanded immediately. Generally, most (if not all) the company's relevant liquidity ratios fall below the industry average. Hence going forward, the company could find it hard accessing short-term-credit from creditors.
atio Category: Asset atios
Asset turnover ratios are basically used as pointers of a company's level of efficiency when it comes to asset utilization. Apple's…… [Read More]
In Liz Clairborne's case,
Debt Ratio = Total Debt/Total asset value = 78%.
In Kenneth Cole's case,
Debt Ratio = Total Debt/Total Asset = 77%
As we can see, the debt ratio value is similar in the two companies and shows a reasonable financing of the business with outside financial sources.
The Times Interest Earned value (TIE) shows how much income can decrease in the company without financial problems appearing, as an incapacity to pay the annual interest rates.
At Kenneth Cole, TIE = Earnings efore Interest and Taxes/Interest Expense = 32,890,000/40,000 = 822 times. The value itself may appear ludicrous, but the reason is quite simple. If we look at the statement of cash flows, the cash paid for interest in 2003 is only $40,000, similar to the previous years.
In Liz Clairborne's case, TIE = 392,072/30,509 = 12.85
The large difference between the two companies can be explained…… [Read More]
atios are one way to help assess the relative financial strength of an organization. Just as there are numerous ways that organizations can be organized, there are numerous different ratios that can be used to evaluate an organization's working capital and cash. ichard Loth breaks these various ratios into six different broad categories: liquidity measurement ratios, profitability indicator ratios, debt ratios, operating performance ratios, cash flow indicator ratios, and investment valuation ratios (2013). Liquidity ratios are focused on the company's ability to pay off short-term debt and compare a company's liquid assets to its short-term liabilities. Profitability indicator ratios help reveal how well the company is using its assets to generate profit. Debt ratios basically compare a company's debt to its equity or assets, which can help determine the financial strength of the company, indicate its creditworthiness, and warn of impending financial problems. Operating performance ratios focus on specific areas…… [Read More]
Ford Motor Company is headquartered in Detroit and operates globally. The company competes primarily in cars and light trucks. The company was founded in 1903 and today is one of the Big Three of U.S. automakers. The industry has globalized rapidly over the past few decades, and Ford now operates plants around the world. The company rose to prominence not only as an early automobile maker but the developer of the assembly line, and a leader in industrial production techniques. These allowed Ford to sell more cars than its competitors early, allowing it to establish itself as a market leader. The company today sells two main lines -- Ford and Lincoln (Ford.com, 2015). The industry is also in a state of flux with respect to technological change. Electric cars, and greater fuel efficiency are driving one segment of the market, while other segments still rely on light trucks and larger…… [Read More]
company chosen for this report is Coca-Cola, and the industry is "Beverages- Soft Drinks," as this is almost the entirety of Coca-Cola's business. The company operates worldwide, runs a lot of its own distribution and it has a diversified portfolio of non-alcoholic beverages. The company's business is mature in most of the world, as evidenced by shrinking revenues. Coca-Cola recorded $48 billion in revenue in FY 2013, and this has declined in each of the past two years to $45.998 billion in FY2015. Net income has dropped $2 billion in this time as well, though the company is still hugely popular. The following is the trend analysis on the income statement and balance sheet over this period:
Net Income…… [Read More]
.....K, which is for the year ended October 2, 2016. This was used because many ratios are compared on an annual basis -- a quarterly report would yield different numbers.
The first section is the liquidity ratios. These reveal the short-term health of Starbucks. The basic liquidity measure is the current ratio, which is the current assets over current liabilities. Starbucks, at 1.05, is at the industry average, and 1.05 is a generally healthy number. The quick ratio removes inventories. This is valuable in some industries where inventories may end up unsold or sold at a discount. For Starbucks, whose inventories are largely coffee, cups and other things that will be sold, this measure is less useful. Starbucks has a quick ratio of 0.74, which is slightly lower than the industry average of 0.8, but close. The numbers are both below industry average and both worse than last year, but…… [Read More]
alt Disney Company (DIS)
• Fundamentals - the company's business, is it financially sound? Is it growing?
Per their earnings amounts for Disney, the answer is that they are growing. They are indeed fairly financially sound, but their overall revenues are not doing all that well. Over the last three full years, revenue has grown at a clip of about $3 billion a year as they were at $42.2 billion in 2012, $45 billion in 2013 and $48.8 billion in 2014. Gross profit grew at a good clip over that same time frame, going from $18.8 billion in 2012, $20 billion in 2013 and $22.3 billion in 2014. The proportion of gross profit to total revenue did edge up slightly, albeit by about one percent. Net income has grown at about a billion per year, so it too is looking good. Total assets are growing (about five billion a year…… [Read More]
Day's Sales in Inventory
ROA an ROE are n/a because there were no returns, as the company recore a net loss for the year.
The results above illustrate that Borers has not ha a goo couple of years. The company is losing money, an this is reflecte in the loss per share, an the lack of returns on assets an equity. The gross margin seems aequate to eliver profit, but it has ecrease in the past year. The net margin, however, has been negative in both years, because the company has poste losses Borers has a lot of ebt, with a high ebt ratio, an low operating cash flow to ebt ratio. While its immeiately liquiity is not…… [Read More]
In order to estimate the profitability of companies, several measures have been worked out which can lead investors to right decisions. Liquidity analysis ratios include current ratio, quick ratio and net working capital ratio and they reflect the current or short-term situation within company finances. Profitability analysis ratios include return on assets, return on equity and return on common equity, profit margin and earnings per share and are more mid-term ratios reflecting pricing company strategy and ability to generate earnings. Asset turnover ratio, accounts receivable turnover ratio, inventory turnover ratio are measures of activity analysis for companies. Capital structure analysis ratios include debt to equity ratio and interest coverage ratio. There are also capital market measures. We shall incorporate some of each segment of financial performance measures to compare operations of two companies and draw our conclusions as for possible investment opportunities.
The story of one of the greatest…… [Read More]
In general East Coast Yachts has below average financial performance compared to its industry peers. With respect to solvency and liquidity, the company has a current ratio of 1.12 and a quick ratio of 0.66. Both of these lie below the median for the industry but are comfortably above the lower quartile. The debt ratio is 35.8% and the debt/equity ratio is 91.9%. These figures are also in the second quartile for the industry, with the debt ratio just above the cutoff for the lower quartile. Interest coverage is 7.95 times, again putting the company between the median and the lower quartile.
In terms of efficiency, total asset turnover is 1.51 times, inventory turnover is 19.2 times and receivables turnover is 30.6. The latter is in the upper quartile, indicating that the company has a good collections system. Total asset turnover is just above the lowest quartile while the…… [Read More]
The strong declining trends -- especially in the cash conversion cycle and in liquidity -- are cause for concern because those trends are leading to disaster within a year or two. That the company has gone from being about average in its industry for financial performance to generally underperforming the industry is also cause for significant concern. A deterioration in financial condition vs. its peers indicates that Protek's problems are firm-specific, not attributable to general industry weaknesses or the business cycle.
This is critical because although the company has seen its ROE and ROA increase, this should result in an improved financial condition. Thus, while the company is doing some things right, it has not been able to translate such minor successes into significant financial condition improvements. Protek's financial condition is not as good as it should be, given recent margin and ROE/ROA improvements.
b) The DuPont ratio is based…… [Read More]
financial analysis and more specifically financial ratios has been noted by Finkler, Marc and Baker (2007, p.253) to be important to managers since it can help them in making informed decisions. In this paper, we present the concept of ratio analysis as applied to healthcare facilities.
The concept and purpose of ratio analysis
Financial statement analysis is noted by Flex Monitoring Team (2005) to be very important to managers, boards, payers as well as lenders for them to effectively make the right judgments on the financial health of their organizations. atio analysis is one of the most accepted methods of assessing the financial health of an organization. The data that is used for ratio analysis is derived from income statements and balance sheets. It is a fact that most health care systems, hospitals as well as various other healthcare organizations routinely employ ratio analysis in evaluating their financial condition and…… [Read More]
ratio analysis of Google and Microsoft. The initial component of the paper is a rundown of some key ratios and their definitions. Then, the ratios of the companies are calculated and discussed.
atio analysis is a tool by which companies in the same industry can be compared. The use of ratio analysis helps to offset the differences in size between companies -- for example one company may have a larger profit number, but a smaller profit margin, than a competitor. The ratio -- profit margin -- may be a better indicator o which company is actually more profitable. In this analysis, Microsoft and Google will be compared. Microsoft has a variety of multi-billion dollar businesses, including servers, Office and Windows, while Google makes most of its money on advertising sales. Yet, both companies are wildly profitable, and both have similar situations with regards to excess cash flow. They are also…… [Read More]
financial analysis of Chevron from the perspective of a potential creditor. The issue surrounds primarily the creditworthiness of Chevron rather than the type of credit that would be issued. Specifically, the issue is whether "we" would lend Chevron 10% of its net assets. The net assets for Chevron are $209.474 billion, so the amount in question is $20.9 billion in new debt. The report will first analyze the financial statements of Chevron in general terms, focusing on trends and ratios, and drawing conclusions about the overall financial health of the company based on that analysis. The second part of the paper will outline some of the criteria that a lending institution would have for lending to a company, and then that criteria will be applied to Chevron specifically.
Chevron operates in the hydrocarbon industry, where it is one of the world's largest companies with sales of $241.9 billion and net…… [Read More]
Financial Analysis of Morrison's PLC
Morrison's, the UK supermarket may be assessed as a potential investment. The firm may be considered by looking at the way that the share price is performing, comparing it to its past performance as well as benchmarking the performance against the industry
The share price will reflect the market expectations, so as well as looking a past performance it is also necessary to look to the potential future; this is often achieved by looking at the financial ratios of the firm considering the performance both vertically and horizontally.
Morrison's appears to have had a relativity mixed year; the share price stands at 277.60, closing price on the 24th August, 2012 (FT, 2012). The share price has been volatile, increasing and decreasing, over the last 52 weeks the high has been 340.00 and the low has been 261.00 (Yahoo Finance, 2012). Over the year the…… [Read More]
e. they ignore other key indicators and measures of financial performance. Other equally important measures and/or indicators of performance in this case include but they are not limited to employee morale, client service and satisfaction, quality of goods or products, etc.
Another key limitation of ratios is that they are only useful when it comes to the comparison of firms operating in the same industry. Utilizing ratios in the analysis of financial statements of companies in different industries could lead to a distortion of the information desired. This is more so the case given that entities in different industries are more often than not exposed to different regulations, market conditions, etc. In practice, finding two companies that are identical in every way is impossible.
atios could also be affected by changes in price levels. According to Lasher (2010), financial statements are often distorted by inflation. In the author's words, "during…… [Read More]
Economy (Maket) Analysis
Bief Histoy of the Company
Analysis of Financial Statements (Ratio analysis)
Liquidity Ratios: Cuent atio
Opeating Efficiency: Asset Tunove
Opeating Pofitability Ratios: Net pofit magin, Retun on Equity, and Du Pont
Risk Analysis: Business Risk and Financial Risk, Vaiability, and Debt/Equity
Application of CAPM and Analysis
10F.Estimating the Value of the Company and Analysis
11• Sustainable Gowth Rate
12• Investment Decisions
13G.Additional Measues of Relative Value and Analysis
14H.Measues of Value Added and Analysis
15I.Comments and Conclusion
1.Economy (Maket) Analysis
Consume spending poved vey esilient against the challenge of gadually ising enegy pices, as indicatos of sales in the etail secto show. Howeve, the difficulties caused by huicanes Katina, Rita and othe topical stoms, as well as tensions in oil-ich aeas might lead to ecod-high enegy pices.
Howeve, the…… [Read More]
Financial analysis is a tool that allows third parties to analyze corporate financial statements. One of the main reasons that the Securities and Exchange Commission requires that statements are compiled and presented in a consistent manner is to ensure that third parties will be able to use the statements to compare different companies. These comparisons can, among other things, help with investment decisions. This paper will compare PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Company, the two leading soft drink marketers in the world. PepsiCo is actually the larger of the two companies, because it is more diversified, with its snack food properties. These properties also alter the company's finances, creating certain points of difference between the two companies. This report will cover a number of different forms of financial analysis, arriving at a conclusion about which company has the stronger financial position.
The first set of ratios to be studied…… [Read More]
Financial Analysis of Bestwish Limited
Bestwish Limited produces extensive range of quality products such as gift dressing, greetings cards, and plush merchandise of more than 50,000 stocks. The production of different categories of products involve between 2 and 15 processes. The company produces standardized products and custom designed products ordered from customers on contract basis. However, Bestwish Limited is facing challenges to control the costs because of varying production process, reliance on indirect costs and large number of stock keeping units.
Bestwish Limited has just closed the 2010 fiscal year account and the company is finalizing the 2011 budget. Bestwish intends to analyze the 2010 financial statement to present the accurate picture of the company financial performances.
Objective of this report is to analyze 2010 financial statements to assess the viability of Bestwish Limited.
Audit Committee of the Board
Subject: Financial statement Analysis
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Hyundai company analysis
Finance is a critical function in any business. It acts as an indicator for the health of a company, as well as determining its growth. When a company realizes new investment opportunities and other future aspirations, finance enables such ventures. Thus, finance reflects the performance of an organization (Gruen & Howarth, 2005). Measurement of performance takes place over a period of time. Organizations practically present their financial performance on a quarterly and yearly basis while others carry out a monthly exercise of tracking their performance. The government requires that all companies present an annual assessment of their performance. The information is featured in the form of financial transactions of sales, investments, savings and others. The information is part of a document called the Annul eport. Investors are informed by the annual report of companies before deciding on whether to invest in the company (Mclean, 2003).…… [Read More]
The use of FID in this industry also has been more tactical and focused on the scanning and inventory management systems as opposed to automating an entire supply chain and creating auditabiluity and therefore increasing performance of the entire chain. This is one of the shortcomings of how the industry is shortchanging itself in terms of technology adoption. In addition, the majority of spending in this industry is going to most likely be centered on marketing (Bourdeau, 26) in addition to merger and acquisition activity. The dual strategy of driving for greater differentiation but also acting as the consolidator are the most likely strategies of market leaders in this industry looking for growth strategies going forward. As a result of all of these factors, Foot Locker faces a very challenging future.
Tables 5 and 6 provide analysis of the footwear industry by comparing Foot Locker's performance relative to their top…… [Read More]
Foot Locker is one of the global leaders in the athletic footwear, apparel and multichannel retailing market., with 3,500 stores globally operating in 21 countries. The company operates retail outlets across a variety of brands including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction and CCS. As of this writing the company employs just over 38,007 employees with the majority being part-time (approximately 25,000) (Foot Locker Investor elations, 2012). Top-line revenue growth continues to be strong with Foot Locker recording $5.049B in their latest full fiscal year ended in January, 2011 (FY2011). This represented a 4% increase over the previous year. As of the latest financial reporting Foot Locker has provided, their revenue is $5.6B and operating profit is $443M. This compares to previous fiscal periods where the company earned an operating profit of $262M in FY2011 and $80M in FY 2010 (Foot…… [Read More]
Financial Analysis of Mcdonald
A financial analysis McDonald's Cor
McDonald Corporation is a global company that conducts business in 117 countries. McDonald operates 32,737 restaurants and 26,338 franchises in the highly competitive fast food industry. Since 1940, McDonald has built a loyal customer base by continuing dedicating to customer service and providing high quality fast food for customers. Presently, McDonald could boast of over 60 millions customers and the company serves average of 64 millions customers daily. In the United States, and other countries where McDonald is operating, fast food business is very competitive. Despite the competition that McDonald is facing, the company has been able to record revenues of more than $16 billions in restaurants and revenues of more than $7 billions in franchise restaurants business. McDonald operates in six geographical locations. The company business operations are in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and…… [Read More]
Managers use various analysis for various reasons. The comparative analysis compares line items in statements to past statements that detects changes in the accounts, which could indicate problem areas in operations. The ratio analysis detects emerging trends, weaknesses, and strengths of the business. The cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis evaluates cost factor behaviors and shows how profits can be affected by the factors.
The comparison analysis is especially important to keep expenses in check. y comparing line items on the financial statements against previous period statements, changes can be detected and investigated. For example, where labor is one of the highest expenses, if labor is higher for this period with approximately the same sales volume, it shows a sign of wasted labor hours that would need to be investigated. Labor may not be being utilized in ways to prevent waste, which cuts into the profits. Another high area of waste…… [Read More]
Financial Analysis of Lehman rother
The history has been full of financial collapses and financial scandals and one of the biggest financial collapses that a company has ever seen was that of Lehman brother. The collapse of a firm as huge as Lehman rother and a firm which has such great experience of over a hundred years lead the world into a shock. It created doubts in the minds of people regarding the condition of other financial institutions. The history of Lehman rother is rich which is further discussed.
The history of Lehman rother dates back to 1844, when a boy named Henry who was a 23-year-old son of a cattle merchant who immigrated to the United States from Germany and he settled in Alabama State of the United States where he opened dry goods store. In 1847, when Henry Lehman's elder brother arrived to Alabama, the firm…… [Read More]
An unaware analyst may think the second company to be better but in reality its low encouraging level is due to the fact that it is unable to secure additional funding. The companies may possess different capital structures and to attempt comparison of performance when one is all equity financed and another is a geared company may not suffice for a good analysis. The chosen application of government incentives to several companies may also twist the inter-company evaluation. There may be the possibility of providing a company with the tax holiday while the other within the same line of business not, and evaluation of such two enterprises may be misleading. (Session 15: Limitation of atio Analysis)
As a matter of principle, the accounting strategies are required to be applied persistently. Changes are required to be emphasized and the influence of variations from an original policy revealed. This is applicable when…… [Read More]
Ford's value in 2007, was 0.01, compared to GM's value of 0.64. Comparatively, GM is using its assets in a much more efficient manner than Ford is.
oth General Motors and Ford have shown specific problems in their operational activity, as this is reflected in the financial ratios that have been analyzed. The most important problem that Ford seems to have was reflected by both the asset management and profitability ratios. Indeed, from our investigation, we were able to determine that not only Ford is not using the assets it has efficiently in order to generate higher revenues and sales for the company, but the values in 2007 were almost error-like small (0.01 in most cases).
At the same time, General Motor's asset management and profitability ratio values were somewhat higher and, generally, showed an ascending trend, but I don't think we can go as far as saying…… [Read More]
This measure is -3.34% for FY 2009, compared to 10.66% in FY 2008 and 3.75% in FY 2007.
126.96.36.199 a quick ratio or liquid ratio measures the ability of a company to use its near cash or quick assets to immediately extinguish or retire its current liabilities. The higher the quick ratio, the better the position of the company. Sony's quick ratio has fallen to 0.14 in FY 2009 down from 0.24 in FY 2008 and 0.19 in FY 2007.
188.8.131.52 a high debt/equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This is important to examine because it can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense. Sony's debt/equity ratio has increased to 3.05 in FY 2009 versus 2.62 in FY 2008 and 2.47 in FY 2007.
184.108.40.206 Growth as measured by sales is horrible for Sony in…… [Read More]
Conduct a benchmarking analysis
As explained by Prasnikar, Debeljak and Ahcan (2005) benchmarking depends on comparing between two activities of an organization and another. In our case, we shall compare McDonald's activities and those of its competitors, Burger King and Wendy's.
• Best practices
McDonald's as a main player in the fast food industry is concerned with best practices with the industry. To this end, the corporation has adopted some best practices that include sustainability, nutrition and well-being, employee experience ad environmental responsibility. Accordingly, McDonald's protects the environment by going green and using methods that protect and conserve the environment. McDonald's also encourages its suppliers to uphold effective environmental. The company treats it employees well and offers them good working conditions as a way retaining them. Employees are offered training and promoted accordingly. McDonald's also adheres to ethical conduct its operations and food items are produced ethical. Similarly, the company…… [Read More]
Selling/General/Administrative Expenses, Total
Research & Development
Interest Expense (Income), Net Operating
Unusual Expense (Income)
Other Operating Expenses, Total
Interest Income (Expense), Net Non-Operating
Gain (Loss) on Sale of Assets
Income Before Tax
Income Tax - Total
Income After Tax
Equity in Affiliates
U.S. GAAP Adjustment
Net Income Before Extra. Items 11,809.0
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Accounts Analysis of Next plc
It must be determined whether to invest in Next plc or not. This report examines the performance of Next plc from an investment perspective and assesses the likelihood of future above average performance.
To make a recommendation on investing in Next, this report reviewed their past performance as a basis for judging their ability to deliver future profitability and growth. The report discusses the economic environment as a context for understanding the challenges that Next must manage. The report reviews the Next plc annual report for the year to January 2011 to evaluate the company's performance and also analyses investor and financial ratios. The annual report provided a summary of Next's performance during the previous fiscal year, including a discussion of their achievements as well as shortfalls. The report also provided insights into management strategies to counter the threats of global inflation, erosion to…… [Read More]
Understanding how a company operates within any industry is dependent upon comprehension of many financial properties. Assessing the financial stability of a company is essential in determining the company's strengths and weaknesses as well as ultimately assessing its profitability. Financial ratios should be considered a useful tool when examining the profitability and efficiency of any company. Some companies are certainly more successful and profitable than others, and pharmaceutical companies in particular seem to have a distinct advantage when measuring financial ratios.
When assessing any organization, for terms of this paper are as follows: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Merck it is important to consider the profitability and efficiency of the company. This is among the first information investors will explore before "investing" in a company. atio analysis is a critical analysis of the financial structure of an organization. There are four categories of ratios that need to be…… [Read More]
Ratio analysis is a useful way of gaining a snapshot of an organization. It is a transparent system of analysis reporting. These ratios can then be analyzed to identify an organization's strengths and weaknesses as well as useful insights. One thing that is important to realize is that the ratios lack the backing of financial theory. Theory says what should be the case or value. In the case of financial ratios, there is no way to identify a "theoretically best" value for any of these ratios. Essentially, financial ratios are simply nothing more measures that have been developed and evolved over time. They are therefore imperfect measures and need to be treated that way. It is usual that financial ratios are grouped together by their purpose in the ledger. There are a host of different classifications. However, the most commonly used classifications are liquidity, debt, activity. Typically one would not…… [Read More]
Financial Analysis of Nike
Nike Corporation (NKE: NYSE) is a global leader in the research and development, design and global marketing of a series of apparel, accessory, equipment and footwear products. The company is globally recognized for its excellence in marketing with the Nike brand being considered one of the top ten globally every year in consumer surveys where unaided awareness is the basis of analysis (Kwon, Kim, Mondello, 2008). Nike has one of the most extensive supply chains of any global apparel manufacturer, with a series of supplier quality audits and compliance standards including Corporate Social esponsibility (CS) initiatives and programs are enforced across the thousands of companies it sources from (Doorey, 2011). Today Nike operates in 170 different nations, dividing their overall operations into six divisions including China, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Western Europe and Emerging Markets. Nike has over two dozen product lines it sells…… [Read More]
An Analysis on a Crumbling Company
About the Company
AssetCo is an international fire and rescue services business that operates in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The services provided by AssetCo are outsourced, including all fire and rescue services. The company makes use of outsourced personnel, training, and equipment, but partners with the London Fire Brigade in its long-term contract (AssetCo.com, 2010).
A key goal of AssetCo is to meet and advise government policy, industry standards, and risk related to fire and rescue. The company functions within the civil defense, armed forces, aviation, and oil and gas industries in the UK and the UAE (AssetCo.com, 2010).
AssetCo began its life as a leasing and asset management subsidiary of British Gas. It was built to benefit a 20-year operational asset management contract with LFEPA, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. In 2009, the company secured…… [Read More]
As the largest mass merchandiser in the world, Wal-Mart's work in supply chain execution, research, and policies defines best practices for the broader high volume retailing industry worldwide. Wal-Mart is comprised of three operating segments including the Wal-Mart stores, Sam's lub and the International Stores. The typical Wal-Mart discount store as 50 departments or more and a few are offering groceries in addition to apparel, fabrics, stationery and books, shoes, house wares, hardware, electronics, home furnishings, small appliances, automotive accessories, gardening accessories, sporting goods, toys, and pet food. Wal-Mart moved into the Superenter retailing concept in the 1990s and has at this point 1,700 of these Superenters worldwide (Sampson, 2008).
These Superenters range in size from slightly over 90,000 square feet to 260,000 square feet. These are substantially larger than its normal stores, ranging in size from 90,000 square feet to 261,000 square feet. Wal-Mart also runs smaller…… [Read More]
This strategy was combined with the company's focus on CAFE-based compliance and support for Fair Trade-based trading practices with coffee suppliers. This renewed focus on managing their supply chains to tighter levels of profitability and performance metrics including increasing quality standards has led to a significant reduction in operating expenses and control of variable costs (Starbucks Investor elations, 2011). Starbucks was also able to manage costs of closing locations effectively, and when this strategy was combined with supply chain cost savings, greater focus on in-store profitability and faster new product introductions, Starbucks was able to reverse a negative trend on gross margins and profitability. Beginning in FY 2010 and continuing through the current fiscal period, Starbucks continues to see their gross margins and operating profits including Net Margin, Gross Margin and EBITDA Margin. Figure 1, 5-Year Trend Margin Analysis Shows Impact of Strategic Marketing shows the aggregate impact of these…… [Read More]