In examining the strengths and weaknesses of Happy Hamburger, Co. it is extremely valuable to consider the appropriate financial ratios available. The ratios used are: current ratio, days sales outstanding, inventory turnover, fixed asset turnover, total asset turnover, return on sales, return on assets, return on equity and debt ratio. Also to be examined will be the effect on ratios that Happy Hamburger will experience as a result of a double increase in: sales, inventories, accounts receivable and common equity. These increases will have an impact on the financial ratios being used in this analysis. Ratios Current Ratio. The current ratio can indicate a company’s liquidity and is considered one of the most valuable ratios in analyzing …show more content…
This ratio compares the net sales of an organization with regard to its fixed assets. It quantifies the company’s operating performance by indicating the ability the organization has to generate net sales from fixed assets such as: property, plant and equipment. The higher the ratio, the more capable an organization is at utilizing its fixed asset investments to generate sales. In comparison to the industry average of 12.1, Happy Hamburger falls short before the increases at 5.49, but comes a bit closer to the industry average after the increases and has a score of 10.99. With regard to industry average, this could be considered a weakness for Happy Hamburger. Total Asset Turnover. The total asset turnover ratio is calculated using the organizations sales with regard to its total assets. It is indicative of an organizations efficiency and its ability to generate sales by using its total assets. A higher number is a more appealing ratio, here as it tells us the company is “generating more revenue per dollar of assets (Investopedia.com, 2016)”. Again, Happy Hamburger falls below the industry average of 3, coming in at 1.69 before the increases and 2.11, after. These numbers are not terrible but don’t meet the industry average and would be considered a …show more content…
The debt ratio is calculated using short term and long term debt relative to the total assets of an organization. The higher this figure is, the riskier a financial investment the organization is. The industry average has a debt ratio of 55%, a more promising figure than Happy Hamburger had before its increases, 68%. The debt ratio would have been considered a weakness for Happy Hamburger, but with the increased figures taken into consideration, this figure is a strength for Happy Hamburger at 39%, a more favorable figure than the industry average and indicating the organization is a less risky
This requirement makes it important to look through a majority of the return ratios, which include return on sales, return on assets, and return on equity. Additionally, investors are also interested in the ratios related to the company’s earnings, such as earnings per share (EPS) and PE ratio. Looking at return on sales, we can see that Wendy’s has a 7.27% return on sales and Bob Evans has a 1.23%, which demonstrates Wendy’s has a higher profit margin. Moreover, Wendys’ return on assets is 2.85% and Bob Evans is 1.58%. Also, Wendy’s and Bob Evan 's have return on equity ratios of 6.66% and 4.30%, respectively. All of these return ratios show that Wendy’s has a better handle on turning working capital into revenue. On the other hand, although Wendy’s return ratios are higher than Bob Evans, Bob Evans has a better performance on earnings per share and PE ratio. This is due to Bob Evans having less common stock share outstanding, which makes their earnings per share and PE ratio higher than Wendy’s. Due to the EPS being higher for Bob Evans, we would recommend that investors look towards Bob
When comparing the debt-to-assets ratio of McDonalds and Wendys, you have to divide the firms total liabilities by their total assets. Essentially, the debt-to-assets ratio is the primary indicator of the firms debt management. As the ratio increases or decreases, it indicates the firms changing reliance on borrowed resources. The lower the ratio the more efficient the firm will be able to liquidate its assets if operations were discontinued, and debts needed to be collected. In 2005 Wendy's had $2,076,043 worth in total assets and $846,264 in total liabilities. When divided, Wendys has the lower ratio of the two competitors at 40%. This means that they would take losses of 40% if operations were shut down, and the cash received from valuable assets would still be sufficient to pay off the entire debt. It also means that 40% of Wendys assets are made through debt. McDonalds in 2005 had $12,545.3 (in millions) of total liabilities and $22,534.5 (in millions) of total assets. After doing the math, McDonalds ends up with a ratio of 56% which is higher than Wendys by sixteen percent. This means that there is more default on McDonalds liabilities, which can be a costly event from lenders perspective. McDonalds makes 56% of all its assets through debt. In reality, its not good to have a debt-to-assets ratio over 50%. Its also not good to have a debt-to-assets ratio that is too low because...
Analysing the ratio of one with the other in the industry provides for better understanding about the performance of the company in market. An investor has to make a comparative analysis before making any investment decision.
Ratio analysis are useful tools when judging the performance of a company by weighing and evaluating the operating performance (Block-Hirt). There are 13 significant ratios that can separate by four main categories, profitability, asset utilization, liquidity and debt utilization ratios. The ratio analysis covered here consists of eight various ratios with at least one from each of these main categories. These ratios were used to compare and contrast the performance of Verizon versus AT& T over the years 2005 and 2006.
This ratio helps in analysing the position of the company to satisfy its short term debts within a period of one year. The higher the current ratio would be the more the company will be in position to satisfy its short term debts.
The first method we will review is the accounting method. Through this accounting approach we will analyze specific ratios and their possible impact on the company's performance. The specific ratios we will review include the return on total assets, return on equity, gross profit margin, earnings per share, price earnings ratio, debt to assets, debt to equity, accounts receivable turnover, total asset turnover, fixed asset turnover, and average collection period. I will explain each ratio in greater detail, and why I have included it in this analysis, when I give the results of each specific ratio calculation.
Lastly, the total asset turnover compares total operating revenue to total assets. The process entails the more revenues an organization can generate per dollars of assets, the more efficient it is, other things being equal, (Finkler, S.A., Ward, D.M. & Calabrese, I.D., 2013). Furthermore, by dividing the amount of the revenue from the year by total assets the ratio will show the amount of revenue for every amount in assets. This ratio method also useful and can help determine the cause and if there are ways to use assets more efficiently and generate more revenue.
This report appraised Ted Baker plc based on ratio analysis that could be influenced by the quality of the financial statements. In calculations, it assumed that all sales and cost of sales were in credit and most ratios were approximate. Also, the analysis periods and benchmarks were limited. To further evaluate, it is necessary to consider the industry state and to acquire more information about the operating strategies of the company.
The increasing trend in the quick ratio from 4.7 to 7.7 during 2013 – 2014 shows that its quick assets are more as compared to its current liabilities. This shows that the firm is easily paying off its current liabilities. Similarly, the increasing trend in the current ratio reflects that the firm is easily paying off its current debts by using profits generated from its current operations. Likewise, the increasing trend in the asset turnover ratio means that the firm is using its assets productively.
Any successful business owner or investor is constantly evaluating the performance of the companies they are involved with, comparing historical figures with its industry competitors, and even with successful businesses from other industries. To complete a thorough examination of any company's effectiveness, however, more needs to be looked at than the easily attainable numbers like sales, profits, and total assets. Luckily, there are many well-tested ratios out there that make the task a bit less daunting. Financial ratio analysis helps identify and quantify a company's strengths and weaknesses, evaluate its financial position, and shows potential risks. As with any other form of analysis, financial ratios aren't definitive and their results shouldn't be viewed as the only possibilities. However, when used in conjuncture with various other business evaluation processes, financial ratios are invaluable. By examining Ford Motor Company's financial ratios, along with a few other company factors, this report will give a clear picture of how the company is doing now and should do in the future.
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
Ratios traditionally measure the most important factors such as liquidity, solvency and profitability, as well as other measures of solvency. Different studies have found various ratios to be the most efficient indicators of solvency. Studies of ratio analysis began in the 1930’s, with several studies of the concluding that firms with the potential to file bankruptcy all exhibited different ratios than those companies that were financially sound.
At the start of 2015 McDonald’s stated they wanted to increase their net profit between 5% - 7% over 2016 calendar year. The Gross Profit ratio from 2014 - 15 did not fluctuate from 66%, following this was the small increase in net profit by 1%. McDonald 's had fallen far from their overall goal of a 5% -7% increase. Yum Brands is now achieving higher net margin at its company stores than McDonald’s with their revenue skyrocketing in from 41,546,000,000 in 2014 and 42,692,000,000 in 2015 well ahead of McDonald’s.
Organizations use financial statements and ratio analysis assess financial performance viability. The ratio analysis are used to identify trends and to perform organizational comparison (financial) with other companies within same industry. Ratio analysis, using data reported on the financial statements, are divided into five major categories: common size, liquidity, solvency, efficiency, and profitability. This paper will assess the financial stability of John Hopkins Hospital (JHH) using the five ratio analysis.
The current ratio and quick ratios for the year 2003 are at 2.5 and 1.3, which are both higher than the industry average. The company has enough to cover short term bills and expenses. Both the current and quick ratios are showing an upward trend compared to 2001 and 2002. The current assets decreased by $ 20,264 to $ 1,531,181 and the current liabilities also decreased considerably by $255,402 to $616,000, a 29.3% decline, thus making the current ratio jump to a 2.5. The biggest decline was seen is accounts payable which decreased by $170,500 to $230,000, a decline of 42.6 %.