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Financial statements paint a picture of financial health of an organization. Important aspects of the financial statement of a health care organization are ratios. Analysis of ratios show how two numbers relate or compare to one another. Ratios are a way for organizations to make comparison. These comparisons not only encompass what is happening presently but can also be used to make comparisons about numbers and ratios over time. Ratios are a way for organizations to compare themselves with competitors and the industry. (Finkler, Kovner, and Jones, 2007). There are four major ratios that financial statements analyze 1) liquidity 2) activity 3) leverage and 4
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Kohl Company are $18391 which is higher than a penny by 3.56%. From the ratios trend, Kohl Company is in poor financial operation.
Vertical analysis: This also known as the common-size analysis is used with the financial statement data in a percent base amount. Kohl Company has a low current ratio of 2.1 as compared to 2.4 of J.C Penny. The gross profit of Kohl Company is 38.2% which is lower by 1% as compared to J.C penny. The assets turnover of Kohl Company is slightly lower than that of J.C penny. In general Kohl, Company is performing poorly as compared to Penny Company.
Liquidity ratios measure the ability of a company to meet the short – term obligations when they fall due. Short
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would be intercompany basis; comparisons with other companies provide insight into a company’s competitive position held. And last would be industry averages, comparisons with industry averages they provide what about in a company’s relative position within the industry. In a ratio analysis are for evaluating the financial health also shows the performance of a company. Ratio analysis uses comprehensive financial analysis with employing certain ratios. One would be liquidity ratios to ensure such a ratio to measure short term ability of the company to pay its maturing obligations and any unexpected cash that is needed. Then they use Solvency ratios to measure the ability of the company to survive over a long period of time. Profitability ratios are also used in ratio analysis to measure the income and the operating success of a company for a given period of time.
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Financial ratios are useful indicators of a firm's performance and financial situation. Financial ratios can be used to analyze trends and to compare the firm's financials to those of other firms.Ratio analysis expresses the relationship among selected items of financial statement data. A ratio expresses the mathematical relationship between one quantity and another.
Objectives of the study
The study is designed to achieve the following objectives:
(i) To test the financial strengths and weaknesses of company.
(ii) To pinpoint the causes of poor financial performance and suggest some measures to overcome the problems.
Methodology of the study
Here we are using Ratio
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BUILDING FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP
[aNALYSIS OF NESTLÉ’S RATIOS] |
Submit for: Mark Paronich Submit by: Tam Nguyen – 001794465 |
Nestlé is the world’s leading multinational company in food and beverage manufacture, with headquarters in Switzerland. Nestlé has a wide range of products such as baby foods and cereals, milked-base products, snack food and health related products. Since it was founded in 1866, Nestlé has been growing and operating through six segments: Zone Europe
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ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES—RATIO ANALYSIS FORM
The auditor can use this form to document the performance and evaluation of ratio analysis in connection with analytical procedures performed in an audit. The form is only a guide and is not a substitute for professional judgment. The form may be modified by adding or omitting certain ratio analysis.
CLIENT NAME: | |
DATE OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: | |
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1. Current ratio = | | | | |
Current Assets | | | | |
Current Liabilities | _____ | _____ | _____ | _____ |
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6. Calculate the 2013 profit margin, basic earning power (BEP), return on assets (ROA), and return on equity (ROE). What can you say about these ratios?
7. Calculate the 2013 price / earnings ratio, price / cash flow ratio, and market / book ratio.
8. Use the extended DuPont equation to provide a summary and overview of company’s financial condition as projected for 2013. What are the firm’s major strengths and weaknesses?
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Individual Assignment – Week 5
Financial security is one of the biggest issues surrounding companies in the business world. Some company revenues have been unsteady over the past few years, particularly because of the state of the economy. However, financial ratios can be beneficial in helping a company regain its financial standing while pointing out its strengths and weaknesses. These ratios offer a summarized analysis of a company’s financial progress in its respective industry.
There are a number of financial ratios that can be used to help measure a company’s progress, such as current ratio, debt ratio, profit margin, and return on assets. Riordan Manufacturing and Kudler Fine Foods
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BSA 500 Week Calculate Financial Ratios (NEW)
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Calculate Financial Ratios
Calculate the financial ratios for Riordan Manufacturing; compare them to the manufacturing industry. Include the following:
• Current ratio
• Debt ratio
• Profit margin
• Return on assets (ROA)
• Earnings per share (EPS)
Find an average price/earnings (P/E) ratio for the manufacturing industry. (Note: you cannot do this for Riordan as you do not have the firm’s current market stock price.)
Calculate the following financial ratios for Kudler Fine Foods, and compare them to the food retail
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This section of the paper will discuss the financial components of BMW’s business operations. To do this we will discuss the several different financial ratios concerning liquidity, leverage, activity, and profitability. We will begin by giving a brief overview of what the ratio tells an investor or creditor about the company. Next, we will examine how BMW’s performance has progressed over the past five years compared to itself. Finally, we will look at BMW’s ratios against their direct competitors.
Considering the fact that BMW creates luxury automobiles and does not merely make basic vehicles, we felt that it would not be fair to compare them to simple automotive
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British Airways Financial Analysis
In this assignment I shall be composing a report which details my confidential analysis of a company based in the United Kingdom; in this model the airline business British Airways.
The main aims of this report are to assess whether BA has contemporarily behaved well enough to deserve financial disbursement and to describe in detail why or why not I would admonish it for akin. Within summarize I shall combine a complete dissertation of BA’s finances and formulate ratios accounted through the application of components such as company effectiveness, disbursement aptness and fluidity.
The detecting from these shall be approximated through
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This paper is focused to assess financial health of a business firm. I have chosen one of the leading retail companies in the country (Higgins, 2011). This paper will carry out a financial analysis on Hamster Limited in order to have a comprehensive assessment about its financial health analysis. This paper will analyze and assess the financial environment in which the company operated. Through a comprehensive analysis, my objective is to understand the influence of financial factors in the firm and its decision making. I will evaluate different ratios to
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Financial Research Report
For investors and business owners, financial analysis poses significant importance as it evaluates the company’s performance in measureable aspects. In financial analyses financial ratios are considered important in analyzing the position of the company. It analyzes important areas of the business performance such as liquidity ratios, debt ratio, and profitability of the business.
This report aims on financial performance of U.S. based company named Rockwell Collins Inc. This report analyzes the financial performance of the company.
Rockwell Collins Inc.
Base of the Rockwell Collins is with Collins radio since 1933. After 1933
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Name: Chengxiao Tong
Net ID: EK2429
The main objective of financial analyses is improving the valuation and performance of the firm by using the financial tools like financial ratios and financial statement analyses so that the manager can find the best solution for the corporate strategy.
Using the ratio analyses is very common in the financial analyses. For example, we can judge a firm’s performance from the ROA and ROE. They show the profitability ability of the firms. The average ROA and ROE is 9%-10% and 10-11%. We can calculate the ROA and ROE from the financial statement from the firm which we want to do the analyses. Then the second step is comparing
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and limitations; Classification – Asset (current vs. non current), Liab. (current vs. noncurrent), Stockholders’ equity, should know how to prepare a classified balance sheet; Disclosure notes; managements’ responsibility – responsibility for fairness of financial statements and responsibility for reporting on internal controls; auditor’s report - report and opinion on fairness of financial statements (Graphic 3-14 on page 130), report on assessment of internal controls; risk analysis – liquidity ratios (working capital, current ratio, acid-test or quick ratio), solvency (financing) ratios (debt to equity ratio, long-term debt to equity ratio, times interest earned ratio).
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1. List the components that comprise a typical financial statement.
a. Income Statement
i. Reflects Net Income and Net Loss
ii. Is a moving picture of operations during the period
b. Statement of Owners Equity
iii. Changes in owners equity during a time period
iv. Increases from Net Income
v. Decreases from Withdrawals and Net Loss
c. Balance Sheet
vi. “Statement of financial position”
vii. Lists all Assets, liabilities, and owns
viii. As of a specific date +
d. Statement of cash flows
ix. Cash receipts and cash payments
2. Describe how
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3) Financial analysis will seldom provide an “answer” to your objective or starting question (e.g. invest or not, lend or not).
The usefulness of financial analysis is to provide valuable insights and additional questions to ask in arriving at a particular
decision. Each individual ratio is a basic “indicator”, but it does not by itself provide an explanation of “why” something
happened. To get the most value out of financial analysis, you need to understand how these ratios relate to one another
and to the business model (and industry) of the company you are analyzing. This requires experience.
4) There is no single authoritative source providing rules about how particular ratios
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Question #2: Chapter 2 (Ten Points)
Describe the distinguishing characteristics of the major financial markets.
A financial market is a market where securities are issued and traded. These financial markets channel savings to corporate investment and they help match up borrowers and lenders. They provide liquidity and diversification opportunities for investors. Some of these markets include the primary market, which is the sale of new securities by corporations. The next is secondary market, which previously issued securities are traded among investors. The fixed income market is for debt securities. Capital market is a market for long-term financing and money market is for
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Analysis of Financial Statements
ANSWERS TO END-OF-CHAPTER QUESTIONS
a. A liquidity ratio is a ratio that shows the relationship of a firm’s cash and other
current assets to its current liabilities. The current ratio is found by dividing current
assets by current liabilities. It indicates the extent to which current liabilities are
covered by those assets expected to be converted to cash in the near future. The
quick, or acid test, ratio is found by taking current assets less inventories and then
dividing by current liabilities.
b. Asset management ratios are a set of ratios that measure how effectively a firm is
managing its assets. The inventory turnover ratio
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of the year 32,610 31,540
Retained earnings, end of the year 34,080 32,610
Compute the following financial ratios for ordinary shareholders for this year:
1. Gross margin percentage 5. Dividend yield ratio
2. Earnings per share 6. Return on total Assets
3. Price-earnings ratio 7. Return on ordinary shareholders’ equity
4. Dividend payout ratio 8. Book value per share
Compute the following financial data for short term creditors for this year:
1. Working Capital 5. Average collection period
2. Current ratio 6. Inventory turnover
3. Acid-test ratio 7. Inventory turnover
4. Accounts receivable ratio (assume
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Chapter 3 Analysis of Financial Statements
ANSWERS TO END-OF-CHAPTER QUESTIONS
a. A liquidity ratio is a ratio that shows the relationship of a firm’s cash and other current assets to its current liabilities. The current ratio is found by dividing current assets by current liabilities. It indicates the extent to which current liabilities are covered by those assets expected to be converted to cash in the near future. The quick, or acid test, ratio is found by taking current assets less inventories and then dividing by current liabilities. b. Asset management ratios are a set of ratios which measure how effectively a firm is managing its assets. The inventory turnover ratio is
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gives us a complete view about company’s gradual improvement or decline. The chosen company has gained significant popularity in the market of Bangladesh and has been running the business for a considerable period.
The report consists of five types of ratio analysis which are as follows:
1. Liquidity Ratio
2. Financial Leverage Ratios
3. Interest Coverage Ratio
4. Activity ratios
5. Profitability Ratios
Under these primary categories there are several other sub categories. I calculated those ratios and provided interpretation of the results and also evaluated the company’s position in terms of their results.
Last but not the least we did the index analysis of the balance sheet and
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, but that may not be the case, this will be discussed further when we compare the companies’ ratios.
Costco (COST) is the final competitor to be contrasted with WFM. They are reporting a net income of $2,377,000 on the income statement, total assets at $33,440,000, total liabilities at $22,597,000, and shareholder’s equity at $10,843,000 on the balance sheet, and finally operating activities at $4,285,000, investing activities at ($2,480,000), and financial activities at ($2,324,000) on the Statement of Cash Flows. COST is much larger company than WFM, in fact, it’s the third largest retailer in America. This again makes it appear that COST is in a better financial position than WFM, but
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credit agencies to change our rating. To ensure this we want to keep the financial ratios around the averages from the S&P to meet the criteria of BBB or higher. These averages for each credit rating can be seen on Exhibit 6. The financial ratios we look at are: EBIT Interest coverage, EBITDA interest coverage, EBITA/Sales, and Total debt/ Capital.
We took the figures from the balance sheet in Exhibit 2 to get our total debt and equity. We then found each ratios in each option: if we did nothing, if we got all debt, and if we got a mix of debt and equity. If we get all debt: our EBIT interest coverage drops to 1.59 bringing us closer to non-investment grade, our debt to capital ratio
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Volkswagen is an automobile company that uses the German-based costing system. It was founded in 1937 and is the biggest German automaker in the world, as well as the second biggest automaker in the world. The annual financial statements of Volkswagen AG have been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB – German Commercial Code).
The main function of costing systems is help companies determine the cost of a product related to the revenue it generates. Two of the more common costing systems used in business are traditional costing and activity-based costing. Traditional costing assigns manufacturing overhead based on the volume of a cost driver, such as
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Kelly Services, Inc.
Has Kelly Services Inc. underperformed or outperformed its competitors? On what dimensions?
Financial ratios are great indicators to find a firm’s performance and financial situation. Most of the ratios are able to be calculated through the use of financial statements provided by the firm itself. They show the relationship between two or more financial variables that can be used to analyze trends and to compare the firm’s financials with other companies to further come up with market values or discount rates, etc.
After coming up with all of the financial ratios the financial statements are able to provide
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Creditors payment days:
The credit purchase and the average amount outstanding in the particular year, the company can reduce its current assets by depending on credits. Sainsbury is higher in its creditors payment days than Tesco.
3.4 Gearing ratios:
It looks after the financial performance of the owners fund and the creditors fund. Tesco controls its finance efficiently than Sainsbury.
Interest cover is concerned with how the company pay its interest on pending debts. Tesco is more in interest cover compared to Sainsbury and it can pay its interest without difficulty.
3.4 Investment ratios:
These are useful for institutional and private investors as they give
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March 28, 2014 that it would split its shares, Nike shares dropped value from around $80/share to $70/share around the first week of April.
Comparing Nike to its longtime competitor, Adidas, in regards to financial ratios is interesting. In assessing both companies’ current ratios, Nike has a higher ratio of 3.39. This means that Nike over Adidas is much more capable in meeting its short-term obligations with cash. On the other hand, Adidas’ PEG ratio makes the company look like an attractive investment opportunity. After all, the rule of thumb for PEG ratios is that if the company’s stock is less than 0.33, then it represents an extraordinary attractive investment opportunity
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’ transparency through requirements of proper leverage ratios and capital requirements.
The Basel Accords are built upon one another to better improve requirements. It directs banks that hold riskier assets to have more cushion to absorb the risk known as capital on hand so the portfolio is safer should a financial change occur. This is regulated by the publication made in the notes of the balance sheet. Banks must also maintain higher common equity including capital cushioning of 2.5% of assets.
Liquidity requirements of Basel III are outlined in the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR). It promotes short-term resilience of the bank’s liquidity risk profile. The bank must hold stock of high
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Individual research Project on Microsoft Corp. Lise Agnant
Microsoft Trend and Comparative Financial Analysis
Microsoft’s liquidity ratios depict that the company’s performance is aligned to meet its current obligations. The company has a Current Ratio of 2.50 which is on par with the industry average. This measure signifies that the company is operating at the same level as its competitors at maintaining short-term solvency. With regards to its Quick Ratio, Microsoft is currently showing a lower ratio than the industry average
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. GE Capital finances Conn’s customers with credit scores higher than 650. In addition, there are rent-to-own options for customers with credit scores below 550. 77% of Conn’s business is through its in-house financing option. On the surface, Conn’s looks like a good investment. The financial analysis will provide a look under the hood at the financial health of Conn’s Home Plus.
Short Term Liquidity
Short-term liquidity ratios seek to find a firm’s ability to pay off its short term debts while also having cash on hand to run the business day-to-day (Delen, Kuzey, & Utar, 2013). In other words, short-term liquidity measures the ability of a firm to survive in the short term. The
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Hospital the company’s financial ratios are improving.” An analysis of the unaudited financial statements shows that all financial ratios have improved, and the hospital is poised to continue its profitable trend.”(Davis Geach, Chief Executive Officer, 2009)
The main way to tell that the company’s financial ratio is improving, is by looking at the total operating revenue and then subtract the total operating expenses. Once you have done that and the revenue is more than the expense the hospital is making a profit.
In order to determine this for Patton-Fuller Community Hospital, you would go to the Statement of Revenue and Expenses. Find the total amounts for revenue and amounts for expenses
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inefficiency of asset utilization as elaborated in the asset management ratio below.
Asset management/ Activity Ratio
Based our review of the financial data (income statement and balance sheet), we could calculate 2 asset management ratio or activity ratio. The ratios calculated are inventory turnover and total asset turnover.
For the inventory turnover, the ratio indicates an increasing trend, for the 3 years from 2001 the ratio are 3.3, 6.5 and 7.8. CI is a company that is involved in a non-perishable good i.e. industrial equipment and construction supplies. And increasing trends in CI inventory could suggest that it is having too little inventories to support it's sales. This is further
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investment to be profitable!
IMPORTANT: Some ratios call for averages, (e.g. inventory turnover). Since CanGo has only one balance sheet available, you will not use an average, you will use the appropriate number from the most recent year’s financial statement. Also assume that there is no interest expense. Good luck!
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After reviewing the material one can see that CanGo is ready to move forward with upgrades technology. CanGo is
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Financial and managerial Analysis
Current Ratio: FWRD ‘s current ratio is 6.4 which looks excellent. It shows that this company has no problem meeting short-time obligation or managing inventories etc.
Quick ratio: I found the number is 5.9, we know approximately 50% of the top firms have quick ratios between 0.6 and 1.1, and approximately 80% of the top firms have quick ratios between 0.3 and 1.4. So I can assume that the company’s ability to pay the debt is strong. It also shows short-term debt risk of this company is very low.
Working Capital to Sales: FWRD ‘s working capital to sales is 28.5%. We know that approximately 50% of the top firms have working capital
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In analyzing the financial statements for Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F), it is apparent that a few key areas are greatly affecting the profitability of the company. These areas include the lack of sales growth, the increase in cost of goods sold and the substantial increase in operating expenses. It is imperative for the management team to creatively find ways to reduce these costs in order to return the profitability margins back to the 2008 numbers.
Profitability is the greatest area of concern regarding the financial ratios of A&F. Over the past three years, flat sales revenue and increasing cost of goods have led to diminishing gross margins. These
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What internal or external factors might have caused those changes in the line items over the course of the year?
What is your hypothesis for the changes? Consider both macro and micro possible causes.
Acting as a financial analyst, what questions would you ask Valley of the Sun United Way’s CFO regarding the changes in the organization’s financial statements over the years? Why is it important that you ask financial questions of the organization?
Use at least four financial ratios as performance measures of the organization. Refer to Ch. 5 of Financial Management for Human Service Administrators.
Provide a SWOT analysis to complete your financial analysis. Identify
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argument for the management to sell off this line is due to the fact that the competition in the market is too high and more so, the cost of sustaining the two divisions in the market is high.
Gearing ratio refers to an analysis of the company’s capital structure. The fundamental examination involves the determination of a company’s level of long-term debt in comparison to the equity capital. The Debt to equity ratio is analyzed by taking into account sum contract that has been taken by an organization which is ultimately divided by equity component of the organization’s capital structure. This financial ratio is important as it guides an organization on the amount debt
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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS RATIOS TABLE |
| 2002 | 2003 | 2004 |
Current Ratio | .75 | .87 | .90 |
Long-Term Solvency Ratio | 1.26 | 1.38 | 2.06 |
Contribution Ratio | .53 | .51 | .49 |
Programs/Expense Ratio | 1.0 | 1.0 | 1.11 |
General & Management/Expense Ratio | .30 | .28 | .23 |
Fundraising /expense Ratio | | | |
Revenue/Expense Ratio | .98 | .94 | 1.11 |
Each ratio is important for all three years of the Data for XYZ Corporation. The reasons are as follows:
1. Current Ratio – The purpose of the current ratio is to assess a private nonprofit human service agency’s liquidity. Current Ratio is important because it allows the agency to make sure they are not facing any
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Assessing A Company's Future Financial Health
The list of companies matched with their corresponding balance sheets and financial ratios are as follows : -
A – Electric Utility
B – Discount General Merchandise Retailer
C – Japanese Automobile Manufacturer
Automated test equipment/systems company
E - Upscale apparel retailer
It can be observed from exhibit 3 that the fixed assets(The property and equipment cost and other non-current assets) for Company A are 74.5%. Out of the five companies given the electric utility company was highly likely to have more expensive non-current assets. It is also understandable that even during a period of economic crisis
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, including limiting length of stay, restricting formularies, and gradually increasing patient-nurse (PTN) ratios, potentially undermining patients’ safety (Stewart R. 2003).
In 2001, 75% of American nurses survey warned that increasing patient loads during the previous two years had adverse effect on the quality of care, and in Massachusetts, 29% of nurses surveyed knew of a patient’s death that was linked directly to understaffing (Stewart R. 2003). According to the joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), 24% of 1609sentinell events were related to staffing levels.
Stress and burnout among nurses have been found to be higher than in other healthcare professionals
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, how Corporations issue stocks in accordance with their Articles of Incorporation. Team A agreed that these topics were more clearly and easy to understand. We all were comfortable and ready to use these concepts in the real world. The topics we all struggled with are how to calculate the liquidity, profitability, and the solvency ratios on the balance sheet and income statement.
We also learned that accounting could best be described as a type of mechanism or language put in place in order to provide information with regards to the financial position of an organization or business. This type of information is critical to investors as it provides them with important and
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without having to pay it back. Individuals who buy the shares become part owners of the business. Issuing shares will improve the owner’s equity of a business and will consequently improve the gearing ratio. A positive factor of issuing shares is that the business does not have to pay back the funds.
Efficiency is a measure of output per input. It is the ability of a business to use its resources effectively in ensuring financial stability and profitability. Two ratios are used to measure the efficiency of a business. There are the accounts receivable turnover ratio (sales divided accounts receivable, divided by 365 to get the average number of days for debt to be collected) and the expense
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products. However a fierce competitor in terms of size and resources not to mention media and other digital information is Google. It has been spending mass amounts of money in order to compete and possibly take down Amazon. Below is a comparison of both the giant corporation’s financial story. The facts and figures in this report are based on the 2014 fiscal year as per the references listed at the end of the report.
Because it shows company retains after incurring the direct costs associated with producing the goods and
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4. Does it make good strategic sense for Apple to be a competitor in the computer, personal media player, smartphone, and tablet computer industries? Are the value chain activities that Apple performs in computers, personal media players, tablet computers and smartphones very similar and “compatible” or are there very important differences from product to product? Which of the four products lines---computers, tablet computers, personal media players, or smartphones---do you think is most important to Apple’s future growth and profitability? Why?
5. What is your assessment of Apple Computer’s financial performance the past three years? (Use the financial ratios in Table 4.1 on