Depreciation affects cash flow by reducing the amount of cash a business must pay in income taxes. 3. Calculate the current and quick ratios based on the projected balance sheet and income statement data. What can you say about the company’s liquidity position in 2013? AS the current and quick ratios both went down over the past year, I am concerned that the company liabilities may be rising faster than assets and we may not be able to liquidate assets quickly enough to cover debt, if necessary.
In FBN’s case, their long-term debt ratios alone are 55.7% and 81.5% in years 12 and 13, respectively (and they’ve incurred interest rate increases); and ROCE in the same two years is 15.6% and 6.4%. Just observing these ratios, managers should have been able to see that the increase in borrowing (faster than sales profits) would greatly decrease the shareholders’ earnings. The Risk Analysis also shows that FBN’s current and quick ratios declined, meaning that they do not have enough resources to pay their debts over the next 12 months.
Current macroeconomic issues 2.1 Steady growth GDP can be seen as “the total annual output of goods and services on which aggregate demand is spent” (Sloman, 2008, p.277); it can be calculated as the sum of consumer spending, investments, government spending and balance of import and export. 2.1.1 Current issue UK has a fluctuant GDP since 2009. There is both positive and negative growth in the recent years (Trading Economics, 2013). GDP of UK shrank by 0.3% at the end of 2012, which is mainly attributed to drop in mining and quarrying industry, after maintenance delays at North Sea oil field. Manufacturing is another sector that causes the negative growth in GDP; it has decreased by 1.5% than the year before.
Premier Investments Ltd dropped its current ratios sharply from 4.27 to 1.74. That indicates Premier Investments Ltd transferred its current assets to noncurrent assets or it got more current liabilities. However, it is still has less current liabilities covered it assets compared with David Jones Ltd. So David Jones Ltd needs to make a financial plan to meet the coming current liabilities, or they may get a financial crisis. Quick ratio Current ratio measures the current assets to be turned into cash to meet its debts in one year.
Continue to look into the “Andy Defresne” marketing program responsible for the variation. e) Per the Inventory Manger, the increase in inventory is due to a combination of happenings throughout the year. $5,000,000 of the increase is attributable to a decrease in sales and a higher turnover rate. $11,000,000 of the increase in inventory is due to the purchase of materials from suppliers to receive a cheaper rate for the long haul. $3,000,000 of the inventory happened secondary to a reversal of a previous write down, which was incurred in 2002.
A number of areas could be the reason for the decrease in sales in year 8 including the economy which could have led to outside sponsorships being decreased. However CBI is continuing to plan for growth in a 3.2 % increase that is greater than could be a reality and a concern for such percentage. There is no historical data to show that a plan is in place to achieve this additional sales increase and coming off a hard economic year, it is concerning that this achievable. The Selling, General and Administrative Budget is another area to review for concerns in the budget planning area. Advertising is budgeted at a flat percentage of 2% of gross profit or $28,412 for year 9 and this has remained consistent for each of the previous 3 years.
CFO is larger than net income each year due to the noncash charges of depreciation and amortization. In 2008, net income is negative, but CFO is still positive as $1,879 million due to the one time goodwill impairment charges. Inventory has decreased from 2006 to 2008, after its acquisition of May in 2005. Receivables also decreased each year, which maybe a sign that the company’s receivable quality has improved. Macy’s decreased its purchase of inventory and property and equipment and decrease disposition of property and equipment year by year.
If Head Start programs received their full allocated monies from the ACF’s proposed 2009 budget increase, then programs would still operate in a negative stage by $923 million. This would cause a funding cut of 12% at the end of the budget period. This budget cut does not take into consideration the additional millions of dollars needed to operate according to the new requirements approved in December 2007. Allocated amounts for collaborative grants during the 2007 fiscal year level; has been allocated to be at least 2.5%, but no more than 3% for training and technical assistance. 20% of this allocation is to be used for providing assistance to Early Head Start
This shows Targets improvement over time to pay its current liabilities based on available cash, short term investments, and receivables. Some items that may have impacted the quick ratio were a major increase in cash & equivalents as well as a generous increase in receivables from 2007 to 2008. Target’s quick ratio was higher than Wal-Mart’s quick ratio. This is an important comparison as Target’s ratio was higher than Wal-Mart’s regardless of the fact that Wal-Mart is a larger company that has traditionally outperformed
Foreign goods are more expensive, but more Americans are working. ---- According to Economist Paul Krugman wrote in May 2011: "First, what's driving the turnaround in our manufacturing trade? The main answer is that the U.S. dollar has fallen against other currencies, helping give U.S.-based manufacturing a cost advantage. A weaker dollar, it turns out, was just what U.S. industry needed. Solutions 1.0 Tax policy By reducing tax may encourage consumers to spend and employers to expand their business and add jobs.