Assignment: Finance and Operations: This week we look at finance and operations, and apply a bit of quantitative analysis to the effort.
Your assignment this week is to analyze current financial ratios for a given business.
1. Think of a specific business you find interesting, i.e. Apple, UTC, Southwest Airlines, etc.
2. Search the web for that business’ “Financial Statement”. (You will find many hits for the data.)
3. Now, define the following ratios, note the ratio for your business, and then using the figures that you have and in at least one page, compare the same figures for other companies in the industry conduct an analysis of the company's financial position in relation to others in the industry (better? worse?)
a) Return on Assets
b) Return on Equity
c) Return on Capital
d) Gross Margin
e) SG&A Margin
f) Current Ratio
g) Quick Ratio
h) Total Debt/Equity
i) Total Revenue
j) Gross Profit