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Application: Using Ratio Analysis To Inform Organizational Decisions
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Application: Using Ratio Analysis To Inform Organizational Decisions

The Assignment: Barry Computer Company

Prepare a performance report on Barry Computer Company. (Problem 4-23 on pages 131-132 of the course text provides a balance sheet and an income statement for the company.)

  • Prepare your performance report to show calculations for the eleven ratios listed on page 131-132, as well as a comparison of your computed ratios with the listed industry averages.
  • Write a short memo to your supervisor explaining your findings and your recommendations for improvement.
  • Suggest some ways in which the company can plan to improve below industry average ratio performance.
  • Explain why your recommendations would be effective.   
  • Be sure to list your computations in an appendix to your report.

Submit your Assignment by Day 7.

General Guidance on Application Length:

The memo portion of this assignment will typically be 2 pages in length as a general expectation/estimate. You can show your calculations of financial ratios in a supplemental appendix to your memo. Refer to the rubric for the Week 2 Assignment for grading elements and criteria for the assignment. Your Instructor will use the rubric to assess your work.

To submit your Assignment, click on Assignments on the course navigation menu. Locate the Assignment Turnitin – Week 2 link, then click on the View/Complete link, and follow the on-screen instructions for submitting your Assignment.

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