Compute a common-size analysis in Excel and discuss the differences between the two corporations.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 6:28 am ad1c9bdddf
CostCo and Kroger.
See computations and financial statistics in Excel, attached.
Kroger beats CostCo in terms of gross margin, the ability to price products above cost. Kroger's 20.56% is almost double CostCo's 12.42%. However, in the other profitability measures, CostCo is very close to Kroger's results. For instance, the net profit margin of 1.55% and 1.72% are very comparable and so are the return on assets of 6.07% and 6.30%, with CostCo edging ...
Your tutorial is 280 words and includes a spreadsheet analysis of DuPont formula and a vertical analysis of the income statement for 2012 for both CostCo and Kroger.