Riordan Manufacturing, Incorporated is an industry leader in plastic injection molding. State-of-the art design capabilities allow creation of innovative plastic designs that have earned international acclaim. Attention to detail, extreme precision, and enthusiastic quality controls are the hallmarks of Riordan Manufacturing with facilities in San Jose, California, Albany, Georgia, Pontiac, Michigan, and Hangzhou, China (Apollo Group, 2005, 2006). The slow consolidation of the operational processes of the different divisions with different non-compatible operation software has become a financial threat to Riordan Manufacturing. The current situation of the financial and accounting systems between the different divisions has required increased labor to process information. Each division lacks modern technology to run a highly efficient corporation. The expectation is for a complete consolidation, meaning that there is a complete integration of all financial and accounting systems to reduce the chaos. There is an expectation for the reduction of the soft costs that are associated with the inefficient operating systems, which are currently in place at Riordan through integration and upgrading their financial and accounting systems. Riordan's technology will require infrastructure changes to a level that will last a minimum of five years without becoming obsolete, which will ensure that the integration and implementation process is smooth. Financial Analysis of Income Statement and Balance Sheet
The company's income statement and balance sheet (Appendix A and B) help to show Riordan's financial outlook. Shareholders outside the company interpret the numbers on those forms by calculating financial ratios to determine the company's strengths and weaknesses.
According to Curators of the University of Missouri (2010), several important financial ratios include
Current Ratio = Current Assets/Current Liabilities.
Quick Ratio = (Current Assets-Inventories)/Current Liabilities.
Debt to Equity = (Total Debt/Total Assets) x 100.
EBIT (earnings before income taxes)/Interest = Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Interest Charges.
Profit Margin = (Net Income/Sales) x 100.
Return on Asset s= (Net Income/Total Assets) x 100.
Accounts Receivable Turnover = Total Net Sales/Accounts Receivable. o
Accounts Payable Turnover = COGS/Accounts Payable.
Inventory Turnover = COGS/Average Inventories.
Looking first at the ratios that examine the company's liquidity, Riordan's Current Ratio is 2.09. Riordan's Quick Ratio is 0.96. The industry standard for plastics manufacturers in 2007, according to The Brandow Company (2010), for Current Ratio is 1.65 and for the quick ratio is 0.88. Riordan is well within the normal range for its industry.
The safety ratios measure the risk of vulnerability or "the degree of protection provided for the business' debt" (Curators of the University of Missouri, 2010, para. 8.) For Riordan, its Debt to Equity ratio is 36.1%. Toolkit Media Group (2010) explains that this ratio should be no higher than 50% or a company may have problems making debt payments. Its EBIT/Interest (also known as Interest Coverage Ratio) is 21.2. Kennon warns against owning any stock in a company with a ratio lower than 1.5 and to look carefully at the company's "history and consistency of earnings" (2010, para 5.) The main way that a company like Riordan can measure its profitability is by using the Profit Margin ratio, which for Riordan is 7.8%. Because the Profit Margin ratio is very specific for individual industries, shareholders compare that ratio with an industry standard. For manufacturing companies like Riordan, the current industry standard is 3.7% (Thomas Reuters, 2010, Profit Margins.) The Return on Assets ratio for Riordan is 5.7%. According to Grecon (n.d.), compare this ratio against the company's past performance because different...
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