This term you have learned to understand a company’s financial story using the language of accounting. The recording and reporting of information is essential to decision makers and other users of financial information; numbers on the various financial statements are used to help further understand the financial condition of the business. This process is known as financial ratio analysis and allows us to analyze the company’s financial position in relation to other organizations in the industry. In this final assignment, you will apply the concepts you have learned throughout the term to perform financial statement analysis and to offer some recommendations.
Assume that you are a health care consultant hired by the Dependable DME Company. DME is Durable Medical Equipment and includes all equipment that benefits patients who have certain medical conditions. The owner of the company, David Smith, is interested in applying for a loan to expand his business; he desires to open a second location in another city. He is preparing to apply to a local bank for a loan.
The bank will base its decision on the following averages for the DME industry:
Receivables turnover ratio
Inventory turnover ratio
Debt to assets ratio
The balance sheet data for Dependable DME Company follows:
December 31, 2017
December 31, 2016
Total current assets
Property and equipment
Total property and equipment
Other current liabilities
Total current liabilities
Total stockholders’ equity
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
The income statement data for Dependable DME Company follows:
Cost of goods sold
Income before taxes
Income tax expense
You are only required to calculate the ratios for 2017; however, for two of the ratios (Receivables Turnover Ratio and Inventory Turnover Ratio), you will need data from 2016 for the formula. When calculating the Quick Ratio, please note that Short-Term Investments are $0 in this scenario. (24 points; 4 points for each ratio calculation)
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