Even though the acid-test ratio is less than 1 which rates in the lower third quartile in the industry of 1.6, 0.9 to 0.6, it indicates a concern with repaying current liabilities. This could be due to quick expansion of inventory with the intention of increasing sales. While this is currently considered a weakness and is concerning, a rise in the ratio should be seen by 2013 due to the increase of suggested sales. 3. I calculated an “inventory turnover ratio” which measures the number of times a company sells its inventory during a year.
Exhibit 7: By a raising current ratio, we can see that Krispy Kreme is much more able to pay debt within the next year. This is good because even though there are a lot of equity issues going on in the business, they are not going to go bankrupt. Exhibit 9: One thing that really stands out in this exhibit is the miniscule amount of debt Krispy Kreme uses. I think they should leverage themselves to somewhat close to the industry average (around 35% current debt, and 42% long-term debt) to build some organic growth and get away from the business model that is bound to slow down. Financial ratios are a good indicator of a company’s health because they compare certain numbers to other related numbers.
The report concludes with a critical assessment of Buffet’s investment philosophies, looking at the impact it has on Berkshire Hathaway and why it is difficult for other investors to replicate Buffet’s strategy and be as successful. The findings indicate that the market reacted positively to the deal, especially for Berkshire Hathaway, beating the average response to an acquisition being announced by over 4%. The increase in Berkshire’s value represents the stock markets opinion on how much they underpaid. Using the enterprise value multiples method, the report finds that the book value of Pacificorp to be $9.2bn, $200m less than the offer value. This implies there is significant intrinsic value when combined with MidAmerican, the new customer base and economies of scale being the 2 most important factors.
From 1974-1978 all the major firms saw increased sales and net income but as time progresses and the market stops growing the firms that have best positioned themselves will begin to dominate the competition. An indicator firm success can be found in looking at firm Return On Sales (ROS). ROS = Net Income/Sales Revenue, it is a measure of firm efficiency and firms with higher ROS are demonstrating an ability to control costs and/or charge a higher price for their product(s) as opposed to competition. Lower ROS firms have lower income in relation to revenue and increasing net income is harder. In 1978 Emerson (Beaird-Poulan) and Electrolux (Husqvarna) are the industry leaders in ROS at 7.9%.
Notwithstanding increasing dividends and a moderately stable share price, the home improvement retail industry remains to struggle due to the fragmentary world wide economic complications. Throughout 2009 Home Depot recorded expenses as much higher as well as the drop in sales. While Home Depot the company is very strong, the drop in sales and net earnings brought fourth some restraints until the economy shows signs of improvement. With this in mind The Home Depot, Inc. initiated strategies in the fiscal year 2008, to help minimize losses while maintaining a strong customer base. Which in turn may have the company to increase their credit programs for consumers with the intention to increase sales.
The first red flag would be that they are competing with huge computer companies that can have anything a customer needs readily available to ship. While Keystone seems to be doing a great job keeping up with the demand of certain products, they are forced to charge the customers more money for those products. While this has not currently affected them, it could in the future and could eventually be a problem for them. Another thing is that although business is booming right now, computers businesses do very well when the economic conditions are good. There are reports that say the economy will grow over the next few years (2010), but there is a possibility that they could be wrong and that won’t happen.
Balance Sheet analysis shows the company has increased cash assets, significantly reduced debt, and added to stockholder value which makes Riordan financially strong and desired by investors. Income Statement analysis reveals that Riordan has successfully reduced certain costs, but profits are down from previous years. Riordan Manufacturing’s Accounting System requires a number of software modules which will integrate well and greatly reduce the labor intensiveness and nearly 3-week delay of month-end general ledger
Their efficiency and solvency scores are higher than ninety percent of other companies. Wal-Mart increased their net income and sales faster than their competitors this quarter. However, Wal-Mart’s liquidity needs improvement. They do not have the liquidity they need for their short-term cash needs, but when comparing this quarter to the same quarter last year, they have made improvements. Their gross profit margin has remained about the same since last year ("Stock Research Reports - 2011 Stock Ratings - TheStreet
A higher sales revenue will occur for etisalat which means the income the company receives from business activities, usually happen from sale of goods and services to customers. Etisalat will also have more opportunities to invest in upcoming projects. If the opposite occurs and etisalat has low availability and higher costs it would mean, people spend less on their goods/services which would mean there’s a low
Due to the fact that Asian and other foreign textile manufacturers have been exported aggressively and consumer preferences are requiring higher-quality products with minimum defects, like other firms, Aurora tends to produce small amount of yarns produced with minimal period and provide to customized markets. Consequently, Aurora had decreased significantly its costs by reducing $3.9 million of SG&A expenses since 2000 and it was one reason of increasing operating profit and net earnings in 2002. Unfortunately, Aurora’s returned amount from retailers had been increased and the proportion of sales return of Aurora’s one plant named the Hunter reached 1.5% in 2002; thus, the firm’s income has not risen well. Figure 1 illustrates Aurora’s financial ratios by calculating given financial information through Exhibits 1, 2, and 6. The first, the company’s liquidity ratios-current ratio and quick ratio-had been increased smoothly for these four years.