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    Accounting: Ratio analysis.

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    Please, I need help with this calculations and interpretations:
    Calculate and compare in tabular form the key financial ratios for the three airlines: American Airlines, Southwest and AirTran Airways for 2009.
    a. Profitability ratios
    i. Gross profit margin
    ii. Net profit margin
    iii. Return on assets
    iv. Return on stockholder's equity
    b. Liquidity ratios
    i. Current ratio
    ii. Quick ratio
    iii. Working capital
    c. Leverage ratios
    i. Debt to asset ratio
    ii. Debt to equity ratio
    d. Other important financial measures
    i. Price to earnings ratio
    ii. Market to book value ratio
    Based on the evaluation of the above ratios discuss the financial performance of the three airlines. Compare in tabular form the following operating performance characteristics for the three airlines and discuss the relative strengths and weaknesses between the three carriers.
    1. Passenger revenue yield per RPM (Revenue Passenger Mile)
    2. Operating revenue yield per ASM (Available Seat Mile)
    3. Operating expenses per ASM
    4. Load factor

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    Solution Summary

    The problem deals with estimating different categories of ratios from provided information.