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Financial Position of a Publicly Traded Organization

Select a publicly traded organization. Locate the financial section of the organization's most recent annual report. Perform a financial analysis on your selected organization to include liquidity, efficiency, and profitability ratios, asset management, debt management, and market returns.

Identify the key strengths and weaknesses of the organization's financial position. Also provide recommendations of how the organization's future financial plans can be modified in order to improve its financial performance.

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Walmart Most Recent Finance:

Select a publicly traded organization. Locate the financial section of the organization's most recent annual report. Perform a financial analysis on your selected organization to include liquidity, efficiency, and profitability ratios, asset management, debt management, and market returns.

Liquidity: The liquidity of Wal-Mart is unsatisfactory. The liquidity ratio of the company is 0.22 whereas the industry ratio is 0.30 and the sector average is 1.12. The current ratio of the company is 0, 84 whereas the industry ratio is 1.13 and the sector average is 1.56.

Efficiency: The overall efficiency of Wal-Mart is unsatisfactory. The revenue/employee ratio of the company is 191,035 whereas the industry ratio is 214,564 and the sector average is 679,402. The receivable/turnover ratio of the company is 135.76 whereas the industry ratio is 32.86 and the sector average is ...

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In about 570 words, including two references, the financial position of Walmart is discussed, including a report on variables from the company's most recent annual report, an analysis of the company's strengths and weaknesses, and four recommendations for future improvement. This solution discusses the state of Walmart back in 2007.

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