In general, this indicates that investors are expecting higher earnings in the future. Compared to the industry WFM P/E ratio is above the industry average. Whole Food Market liquidity is higher than its competitors. Whole Foods Market’s quick ratio is 0.81, Kroger’s quick ratio is 0.23 and Safeway Inc. has a quick ratio is 0.23. A ratio of 1.5 or greater is considered adequate to cover short term debts, and a ratio of less than one is a clear warning signal that a company may not be able to pay its short-term debts.
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.
The ROE for Sepracor is 33.07%, which means that 33.07 cents of assets are created for each dollar that was originally invested. It measures how Sepracor is using its money. The higher the return on equity, the more funds available to be invested in improving business operations without having to invest more capital. Debt to asset ratio measures the company’s solvency, and the higher the ratio, the lower the borrowing capacity for the company. I would make an investment in the company’s 5% convertible bonds.
$10.05 o If the firm borrows $40 of the $100 at an interest rate of 10%, what are the firm's net earnings? $7.37 No financial leverage With financial leverage Sales $200 $1,600 Expenses $185 $185 EBIT 15 15 Interest 0 $4 EBT 15 11 Taxes 4.95 3.63 Net earnings $10.05 $7.37 o What is the return on the owners' investment in each case? Why do the returns differ? Return on equity: $10.05/$100 =10.05% $7.37/$40 = 18.425% The return for b is higher due to the financial leverage use being successful. The reduction of taxes with the financial leverage resulted in a reduction in taxes from the interest expense.
“Another negative factor was a 6.6 percent drop, on an annualized basis, in federal defense spending.” She supports that the decrease in GDP is directly related to the decrease in government spending g which proves how fiscal policy can affect overall economic growth. Monetary policy can be defined as: A central banks changing of the money supply to influence interest rates and assist the economy in achieving price stability, full employment, and economic growth. The article discusses how decline in economic growth can in part be due to uncertainty of interest rates which is directly controlled by the Federal Reserve. The author supports this idea by showing that uncertainty of interest rates has affected business investments and the slowing of the housing
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.
The first concern is the projected units that will be sold and the amount of revenue in year 9. The company’s sales budget indicates that 3,510 units will be sold in year 9, generating $5.25M in revenue, which is an increase of 3.2% over year 8. While the forecasted units of 3,510 in year 9 seem in line with the 3,400 units sold in year 8, it is in sharp contrast with the trend over the past 2 years. In reviewing the horizontal analysis data, revenue increased by 33.3% between years 6 and 7 then dropped by 15% between years 7 and 8 due to the decline in economic conditions. The weaker economy resulted in sponsorship cutbacks for professional riders.
However, the company was not able to sustain the growth in sales between years 7 and 8, which resulted in a decrease in net sales of -15% or $897,000. The company’s loss in net sales in year 8 is a weakness due to overall sales being down. Cost of goods sold (COGS) between years 6 and 7 show an increase of 31.8% or $1,048M. The increase in COGS corresponds closely with the increase in net sales for the same time period, which illustrates the company’s ability to effectively control its inventory levels and material costs. For years 7 and 8, the cost of goods sold decreased by -14.5% or $630,400, which again corresponds to the change in net sales for the same period.
Explain the difference in the required return estimates from the Value Line to the WSJ price data. The company’s return on common stock using the constant growth model is 7.72% Expected dividend yield = .60/27= 2.22% Cap. Gains Yield=5.5% The expected returns decreased from 8.36%to 7.72% which indicates the company is not as risky because the higher the risk the higher the return. B. What is the relationship between dividend yield and capital gains yield over time under constant growth assumptions?
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