Financial Analysis Of Rolls-Royce's Financial Ratio Analysis

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This financial ratio analysis will help to identify Rolls-Royce’s strength and weaknesses during three years period from 2011 until the end of 2013. While it is a helpful tool for investors to make investment decisions base on profitability of the company, managers can make strategic decisions of the company. However, there are some limitations in using financial ratio analysis alone when make decisions. Comparing ratios with the industry norm and with the company’s rivals, the user of the financial ratio analysis will be able to anticipate future prospects. Rolls-Royce’s nearest rivals are General Electric (GE) and Pratt & Whitney, owned by United Technologies Corporation (UTC). These world 's top three companies are investing massively in R&D to satisfy demand of a booming global market for environmentally cleaner, energy efficient power engines that result in a huge number of orders of commercial airliners. All top …show more content…

High current ratio is a clear indication that company is able to meet its current liabilities and manages very well its liquidity position. However, quick ratio will provide a better view. Quick ratio By taking into account only the most liquid assets, ratio 1.0 in 2013 and 2012, which increased by a small margin 0.2 from 2011, indicates that company has strong liquidity position. Defensive interval days This ratio shows that a company can operate and meet its current obligations for 258 days and continue being solvent. The number of days significantly increased from 2012 and even 2011, which shows improvement. Account receivable to working capital The ratio of 1.7 for the last two years indicates consistency, although a lower number is preferred. As a company produces high value product, this could be a satisfactory ratio. By comparing it to 2011 when a ratio was 2.9, in the last two years a ratio improved

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