# Ratio Analysis

Topics: Financial ratios, Financial ratio / Pages: 14 (3283 words) / Published: Jun 17th, 2013
University of Salford

Course: MSC Management

Module title: Managing finance

TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT: Ratio Analysis

Name: Agbasimelo E. Ifeanyi

Roll no: @00316215

Instructed by: David Wright PART A PAGE 1.1 Sales turnover index 4 1.2 Gross profit margin 4 1.3 Net profit margin 5 1.4 Return on capital employed 5 1.5 Current ratio 6 1.6 Acid test ratio 7 1.7 Interest cover ratio 7 1.8 Debt/total capital employed 8 1.9 Debt/equity 8 1.10 Stock turnover 9 1.11 Debtor collection period 10 1.12 Creditor repayment period 10 1.13 Working capital cycle 11 1.14 Fixed asset turnover 11 1.15 Total asset turnover 12 1.16 Working capital turnover 12 1.17 Return on shareholders equity 13 1.18 Earnings per share 13 1.19 P/E ratio 13 1.20 Dividend per share 14 1.21 Earnings yield 14 1.22 Dividend yield 14 1.23 Dividend cover 15 PART B PAGE 2.1 Comments to the board of directors 16 PART C 3.1 further information required to make the analysis more meaningful 18

PART D
4.1 limitations of ratio analysis to a potential investor 19

5.0 Bibliography 22

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 1.1 Sales turnover index: formula > next year x base number Base year

Assumption: assume an index number of 100 and a base year of 2004. Therefore

2004 2005 2006 2007 8400 x 100 12600 x 100 13860 x 100

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