There is a noticeable reduction in the receivables line and increase in cash. This indicates that the company is not extending as many dollars of purchases on credit or that the turnover for payment is faster from the customers. The total liability has increased but is a less of a percent total than in 1996. The largest increase in liabilities is in long-term debt. This debt would be long-terms loans that Coke has taken for operating and expansion expenses.
Here are the findings for question 2: 1. The CLM (Combined Leverage Multiplier) for Kroger that year was 3.720 (= 4.477 financial structure leverage X 0.831 common earnings leverage). In contrast to a CLM of 2.745 for Safeway. 2. Kroger has greater ROA performance at 6.4% in comparison to 6.0%.
* Of the $18400 Rhodes made in mortgage payments last year, $8000 was interest. The income statement lists 2008 interest paid as $32000, which means that there are other debts that required payments of $24000. If possible, accelerating payback on these loans can be very beneficial in the long run. * At industry average levels, wages of a similar business would be approximately $79000, or $11000 lower. * Wages, advertising and rent total %23.1 of sales in the average business, leaving %1.9 of sales for property taxes, interest, utilities, depreciation and other expenses.
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.
Facts In 1983, GEICO announced plans to purchase several million shares of its outstanding common stock for $60 per share. Among GEICO’s largest stockholders was Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., an investment company. Executives of the two companies decided that Berkshire would tender approximately 350,000 if its GEICO shares in the stock buyback plan, which would allow Berkshire to treat the transaction as a proportionate redemption. In a proportionate redemption, the percentage equity interest of on company in a second company is maintained at the level that existed immediately before the transaction. For federal taxation purposes, the proceeds received by the investor company in a proportionate redemption are taxed as dividends by applying the effective intercorporate dividend tax rate.
Chapter 15 52. [LO 3] Evon would like to organize SHO as either an LLC or as a C corporation generating an 11 percent annual before-tax return on a $200,000 investment. Assume individual and corporate tax rates are both 35 percent and individual capital gains and dividend tax rates are 15 percent. SHO will pay out its after-tax earnings every year as a dividend if it is formed as a C corporation. Assume Evon is the sole owner of the entity and ignore self-employment taxes.
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.
Evidently there is an unequal relationship between the north and south, which could be mainly due to the fact many of the southern countries were owned by the north in the past. The level of consumption differs greatly between the north and south. The northern countries tend to be more developed, with larger and more stable economies, which result in most of the population sustaining a higher standard of living and having more money to spend on goods and services. The north also has an excess of Transnational Corporations which encourage the high consumption levels. Whereas in the south; large percentages of the population cannot afford to buy goods which are not absolutely necessary, as they live in poverty.
What are the weak spots in the northeast district's performance? Refer to Tables 5 and 6. The northeast district has a weak spot because in order to make a greater gross profit they have to have a greater amount of sales then the north-central district. In order to make a $520 profit district C for the northeast would have to have $1,620 in sales. In the same district C the north-central would only have to have $1,304 in sales to have a $510 profit.
Receivables Turnover Ratio – Measures the number of times, on average, a company collects receivables during the period. Calculate the ratio for Kellogg for 2007 and 2006. How does Kellogg’s turnover compare to General Mills’s? The turnover of 11.9 times compares favorably with the industry average of 11.5 times, but is lower than General Mills’s turnover of 13.3 times. Average Collection Period – Converts the receivable turnover ratio into days.