Liquidity, Solvency, and Profitability Assignment

You all get the chance to play the role of a financial analyst. The summary should be a comparison of each company’s performance for each major category of ratios (liquidity, solvency, and profitability) . Focus on major financial differences as you compare each company’s performance as to why a company would be the better carreer choice




Overall Conclusion

Dell Apple
Liquidity .
Current Ratio Current assets 3.25 1.44
Current liabilities
Inventory Turnover Cost of Goods Sold 5.5 5.9
Average Inventory times times
Number of Days Sales In Inventory Average Inventory 67 62
Average Daily Cost of Goods Sold days days
Accounts Receivable Turnover Net credit sales 13.1 15.4
Average Net Accounts Receivable
Number of Days' sales outstanding (DSO) Average Net Accounts Receivable 27.9 23.6
Average Daily Sales days days
Ratio of Liabilities to Stockholdrs Equity Total Liabilities 30.3% 35.3%
Stockeholders Equity
Number of Time Preferred Dividends are Earned Net Income 3 1.5
Preferred Dividends
Ratio of Fixed Assets to Long Term Liabilities Fixed Assets 23.3% 84.0%
Long-term Liabilities
Times-Interest-Earned Ratio Net Income + Int Expense + Tax Expense 542.3 11.6
Interest Expense
Dividend Yield Dividend per share of common stock (Yahoo Finance 11/1/2013) 1.0% 2.0%
Market price per share of common stock (Yahoo Finance 11/1/2013)
Rate of Return on Common Stockholders' Equity (ROE) Net income – Preferred dividends 8.0% 68.5%
Average common stockholders' equity
Price/Earnings Ratio (Multiple) 12/31/12 29 24
EPS as of 12/31/2012
Earnings per Share of Common Stock (basic – common) As given in the income statement 0.89 3.01
Ratio of Net Sales to Total Assets Net Sales 0.65 1.45
Average Total Assets
Rate Earned on Total Assets (ROA) Net Income + Interest Expense 6.1% 14.4%
Average Total Assets

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