MESSAGE ME FOR COMPANY NAME!!!! EACH DQ HAS TO BE WRITTEN ON A SPECIFIC COMPANY I WILL TELL YOU THE NAME WHEN I SHAKE THE DEAL. PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY
Byrd, J., Hickman, K., & McPherson, M. (2013). Managerial Finance. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education Inc. This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM)
Chapter 11: Financial Analysis – Evaluation of Corporate Performance
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Comparing Financial Ratios
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Next, complete the following:
a. Select “Key Ratios” on the left menu panel. b. There are several categories listed for ratios. Select one “Financial Condition Ratio” and one “Management Efficiency Ratio”. c. Open the Profile section on the left menu panel and you will see “Industry” is identified. Find a competitive company within that industry and compare those ratios to the ones you just found.
Examine your findings and determine whether your company outperforms its competition based on financial ratios. Identify where your firm seems to lag. Describe how your firm compares with the industry and speculate as to why you believe your firm is performing as it is.
Guided Response: Review the financial ratios provided by your classmates. Do any seem unusual? Respond to at least two classmates by sharing any reasons you can provide to explain the variance in the ratios. Support your reasons with evidence.
Potential Issues in Ratio Analysis As your text describes, ratio analysis is a common technique in financial analysis. One of your colleagues states that a thorough ratio analysis is all that is needed in considering the financial health of a company. Although you agree that ratio analysis is a helpful guide, there…