All of these ratios show that the company has a relatively high level of debt. 6. Calculate to 2013 profit margin, basic earning power (BEP), return on assets (ROA), and return on equity (ROE). What can you say about these ratios? The profit margin, BEP, ROA and ROE all dropped dramatically from 2012.
This as well, will continue to lower Lincare’s profits. Lincare’s operating margin additionally declined from 24 percent to 16.6 percent. The 9.5% reimbursement cut on certain durable medical equipment, as well as the 36 month payment cap, and competitive bidding from CMS are negatively affecting the profits of the company. Lincare operating margins have declined from 28.8 in 2005 to 16.6 in 2009 (morningstar.com). Lincare’s Return on Equity has taken a steep decline over the past 5 years going from 21.83% in 2005 down to 14.54% in 2009.
Revenue fell 4 per cent to $7.9 billion. Qantas' domestic operations reported a 74 per cent fall in pre-tax profit to $57 million, which was blamed on intense competition in the domestic market and growth in capacity. But it was overshadowed again by Qantas' international operations, which slumped to a $262 million loss compared with a $91 million loss previously. This article refers to Qantas cutting down jobs for many workers. This is an internal issue- business management; this affects the business in a negative way.
Regarding operating gains and losses, in 2005 Tiffany realized gains of 33.8 million versus 150.7 million in losses in 2004. However, more importantly, Tiffany & Co. decreased inventories in fiscal 2005 from 175.4 million to 43.6 million. This significant reduction in inventory expense within its cash flow operations aided in Tiffany’s substantial increase in cash reserves for fiscal 2005. Increased Inventories and Operating Losses in 2006 In comparison, Tiffany’s net cash reserves in 2006 decreased to 176.5 million from 393.6 in the prior year. The company’s net cash from operations also decreased from 262.69 million to 233.58 million in 2005, a difference of 29.1 million.
Explain key concepts such as segmentation, target marketing and product positioning. 2. Explain the four elements of the marketing mix: product strategies, pricing strategies, promotion strategies and distribution strategies. 3. Classify factors in the external marketing environment as either opportunities or threats as well as interpret internal company factors to create a SWOT analysis.
over the 3-year period from 2003 to 2005. Total assets dropped $1 million, or 3%, but remain near $35 million. The most notable asset change is the $500,000, or 8%, decrease in accounts receivable. However, cash did increase $200,000 which gives the company the opportunity for business investment in the coming fiscal year (“University of Phoenix,” 2006). A positive trend shows that total liabilities have dropped $1.7 million, which is accounted for by a $2 million, or 42%, decrease in long-term debt.
In fiscal year 2008, the return on invested capital of continuing operations was 9.5% compared to fiscal year 2007’s 13.9%. The decrease reflects the decrease in operating profit that also impacts the rationalization charges. If the rationalization charges are excluded the return on invested capital for continuing operations would have been 11.4% (Phillips, Libby, Libby, 2011). The cash flow statement shows the movement of cash within a company. The cash flow statement is split into three categories: operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
Due to budget cuts in government and business sectors unemployment is an issue that Canada faces today. According to Jim Stanford's Labour market exodus and other unhappy math Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives "the official unemployment rate fell from 7.9% to 7.6% in November 2010.1 A 0.3% drop in the rate of unemployment is