The following information applies to Ida Construction Company (ICC):
Net sales $425,000 $300,000
Income before interest and taxes 63,750 42,000
Net income 27,625 28,000
Interest expense 10,625 7,500
Stockholders' equity, December 31 386,750 270,000
Common stock 375,150 246,600
Preferred stock dividends $ 12,000 $ 12,000
Information on the number of shares outstanding is provided below:
Average number of common shares outstanding for 2006 38,000
Average number of common shares outstanding for 2007 33,000
Compute the following ratios for ICC for 2007 and 2006:
(a) Number of times interest is earned;
(b) Earnings per share;
(c) Price-earnings ratio (Market prices: 2007 $8.75 per share, 2006 $7.50 per share);
(d) Return on equity; and
(e) Net margin.
a. Number of times interest is earned.
Times interest earned = EBIT/Interest
Times interest earned = 63,750/10,625 = 6x
Times interest earned = 42,000/7,500=5.6x
b. Earnings per share
Earnings per ...
The solution explains how to calculate the following ratios - Number of times interest is earned, Earnings per share, Price-earnings ratio, Return on equity and Net margin.