In preparation for your report in Project Two, you will need to calculate the financial ratios needed to determine your chosen business’s current financial health. (Calculations have been completed already) Once you’ve calculated these ratios (uploaded in excel spread sheet and word document), the results will be used to analyze the business’s current financial position and help them make decisions about how to improve or maintain their financial health. Pay particular attention to working capital management. If liquidity is an issue, consider how the company will meet its short-term obligations.
Prompt (Calculations have been completed, please check my calculations)
Using the Project Two Financial Formulas Spreadsheet spreadsheet and the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement from Mergent Online for your chosen company, calculate the financial ratios for the most recent fiscal quarter. Then, compare those ratios with the same ratios for the same fiscal quarter from one year prior in Mergent Online, and analyze your results.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Financial Calculations: Calculate accurate financial ratios to assess the business’s current financial health. Specifically, calculate the following ratios:
Earnings per share
Total asset turnover ratio
Net profit margin
Return on assets
Return on equity
Fiscal Quarter Comparison: Using Mergent Online, summarize the differences between the results from your financial calculations of the most recent fiscal quarter and the results of the same financial calculations of the same fiscal quarter from a year before for your chosen business.
For example, if the most recent fiscal quarter available is the 3rd quarter in 2020, then you will compare those results to the same financial calculations from the 3rd quarter in 2019.
Comparison Analysis: Explain what the results of your calculations and your comparison indicate about the business’s current financial health, providing examples to support your explanation. You might consider the following questions:
Do the results indicate the business is financially healthy or financially unhealthy? Which results indicate this?
What might be the cause(s) of the business’s financial success or failure?
Is more information needed to determine the business’s financial health? If so, which pieces of information might still be needed?
Short-Term Financing: Explain how potential short-term financing sources could help the business raise needed funds to improve its financial health. Base your response on the business’s current financial information.
Guidelines for Submission
Your submission should be a 2 to 3 page Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. You must also submit the Project Two Financial Formulas spreadsheet (completed and uploaded) and the Excel files for your downloaded balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement from Mergent Online. (All three spreadsheets have been uploaded as well to be added to word document)