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Common-Size and Trend Analysis

1. Using 2001 as the base year, compute trend percents for 2001, 2002, and 2003 for revenues, operating expenses (cost of sales), general and administrative expenses, income taxes, and net income. (Round to the nearest whole percent.)

2. Compute common-size percents for 2003 and 2002 for the following categories of assets: (a) total current assets, (b) property and equipment, net, (c) intangible assets, and (d) accrued expenses. (Round to the nearest tenth of a percent.)

3. Comment on any significant changes across the years for the income statement trends computed in part 1 and the balance sheet percents computed in part 2.

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Note: For your convenience, I have attached an Excel spreadsheet which contains the calculations for both a comparative trend and common-size analysis, as well as instructions which will aid you in the process.

In looking at the comparative trend analysis for Krispy Crème, one can see that while the growth rates for all ...

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Posting contains a fully formatted Excel spreadsheet which contains the calculations for both a comparative trend and common-size analysis, as well as instructions which will aid you in the process.

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