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Financial Analysis - 1,135 words
1.0 INVESTMENT RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 1.2 P/E Ratio or Price / Earnings Ratio 2.0 PRIMARY OPERATING RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 3.0 PRIMARY FINANCIAL RATIOS GEARING AND LIQUITY. It can be suggested that accounting consists of identifying, measuring and communicating business information to facilitate judgements and decision making for the further future. This specific report is pointed at investigate National Grid Group Plcs report and accounts in order to decide whether someone should invest or not in this company. Someone, who is able to analyse this company, must have its Annual Report for at least two years, which will help the person, because it contains basic components l ...
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Target Corporation - 2,007 words
... rice to revenue ratio more than doubled since 1995 when it was only .23. Target Corporation has been very efficient, which reflects a return on equity of 20.2% in 1999 compared to 9.9% in 1996. Inventory turnover was relatively low at 6.3 in 1999. It is one of Targets main areas of concentration. Profitability can be seen by comparing net profit after taxes to net sales resulting in a net profit margin of 3.5%. In 1999 Target Corporation also displayed a gross profit margin of 31.7%. The liquidity is displayed using the current ratio and the quick ratio. The current ratio of 1.1 has decreased since 1996 when it was more favorable at 1.4. The quick ratio also decreased by only one tenth o ...
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Company Description Of Dewhirst Group Plc - 1,541 words
Dewhirst Group Plc manufactures and distributes clothing and toiletries. Operations are carried out in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Morocco and Indonesia. Manufacture of clothing accounted for 91% of revenues for the year ended 14th Jan 2000 and toiletries accounted for 9%. Competitor Analysis Dewhirst Group Plc operates in the Diversified Apparel Mfrs. sub-industry, which is a sub sector of the Apparel & Textiles industry. They supply clothing to companies such as Marks & Spencers and also police uniform. This analysis compares Dewhirst Group Plc with, Worthington Group Plc (2000 sales: 26.47 million of which 100% was Textile Products). Worthington Group Plc manufactures, imports a ...
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Standard And Poors 500 Index - 696 words
An Index consisting of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation. It is a market-value weighted index (stock price times number of shares outstanding), with each stock's weight in the Index proportionate to its market value. Some say, its a company that rates stocks and corporate and municipal bonds according to risk profiles and that produces and tracks the S&P indices. S&P also publishes a variety of financial and investment reports. The S&P 500 is considered to be a benchmark of the overall stock market. What is an Index? The first and consequently most widely known index was created back on May 26, 1896 by Mr. Charles Dow. At that time th ...
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Case Study And Statistics On Fpl Energy - 929 words
... e value of more than $27 billion, ($16.4 billion in equity market capitalization and $10.7 billion in debt and preferred stock). One conclusion from this study is that FPL was a special case in terms of the results when it announced a dividend cut and a stock repurchase program. FPL was a company that was very strong, and changed its dividends not due to hurt earnings, but an anticipation of the change in the industry. Comparing the cumulative net returns of FPL and the sample shows this. The results show that FPL's returns were stronger than the sample up to announcement, weaker on the day of the announcement, and recovered more than the sample after the announcement. This information l ...
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