Management Question



  Liquidity Ratios:
1. Current Ratio Current Assets/Current Liabilities

(Current Assets-Inventory)/Current Liabilities

2. Quick Ratio
  Activity /Efficiency Ratios
3. Receivables/(Debtors) Turnover Sales/ Accounts Receivables
4. Debtors Collection period/or Average Collection period Days in Year (360)/Receivables Turnover or debtors/sales x 360
5. Payables Turnover (Cost of Goods Sold + /- Change in Inventory)/Average Accounts Payable
6. Days Payable Outstanding/ or Creditors Payment period Days in Year (360)/Payables Turnover or payables/purchases x 360
7. Inventory Turnover Cost of Goods Sold/ Inventory
8. Average days inventory on hand Days in Year (360)/Inventory Turnover
9. Asset Turnover Sales/ Total Assets
  Profitability  Ratios
10. Gross profit margin Gross profit/sales
11. Net Profit Margin Net Income / Sales
12. Operating profit margin Operating Income / Sales
13. Return on Assets Net Income/ Total Assets
14. Return on Equity Net Income/ Stockholders’ Equity
15. Return on Capital employed (ROCE) Profit before interest & taxes (PBIT / capital employed) x 100


  Solvency / Long term debt ratios
16. Debt ratio Long-term debt/Stockholders’ Equity + long-term debt
17. Interest Coverage (Income Before Income Taxes + Interest Expense)/Interest Expense
18. Leverage / Gearing Ratio
19. Gearing (Long-term Loans + Preference Shares)/Ordinary Shareholders’ Equity
  Cashflow Ratios
20. Cash Flow Yield Net Cash Flow from Operating Activities/Net Income
21. Cash Flow to Sales Net Cash Flow from Operating Activities/ Net Sales
22. Cash  Flow to Assets Net Cash Flow from Operating Activities/Total Assets
23. Free Cash Flow Net Cash Flow from Operating Activities-Dividends-Net Capital Expenditure
  Investment/ Stock Market Ratios
24. Earnings Per Share (EPS) Profit after Tax – Pref. Div./# of Ord. Shares in Issue
25. Price Earnings Ratio (P/E) Market Price per Share/Earnings per Share
26. Dividends Yield Dividends per Share/Market Price per Share




Using the category of ratios as outlined in the Ratio Formula Sheet, attached, conduct a DETAILED analysis of the company your group has chosen over the past two (2) financial years, by preparing an excel spread sheet of ratios                                            


  1. Where restated figures from the financial statements are available, they should be used. (Some financial statements as well as other company information can be obtained from by selecting Listed Companies or can be obtained from the companies).


  1. Prepare a commentary on your findings regarding the performance of the company.



The company selected is Berger Paints ltd. Jamaica

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