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Accounting: Ratio Analysis in Financial Health

Discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells you about the organization's financial health. Ratios are attached.

2008
Ratio Calculations
Wal-Mart 2008
Current ratio = (Current Assets)/(Current Liabilities) Current ratio = (47,585 (m))/(58,454 (m)) Current ratio = 0.814

Debt Ratio = (Total Debt)/(Total Assets) Debt Ratio = (98,906 (m))/(163,514 (m)) Debt Ratio = .6048778

Return on Equity = (Net Income)/(Total Equity) Return on Equity = (12,731 (m))/(64,608 (m)) Return on Equity = 0.19705

Day's Receivable = 365/(Receivables Turnover) Receivables Turnover = Sales/(Accounts Receivable)

Receivables Turnover = (374,526 (m))/(3,654 (m)) = 102.4975 Day's Receivable = 365/102.4975 = 3. 56 days

Ratio Calculations
Wal-Mart 2009

Current ratio = Current Assets/Current Liabilities 48,754 / 55,390= .880194981

Debt Ratio = Total debt/Total Assets 42,218 / 48,949= .8624895299

Return on Equity = Net Income/Total Equity 22,798 / 65,285= .3492073217

Day's Receivable = 365/Receivables Turnover 365 / 102.7513444= 3.552264957

Receivables Turnover r= Sales/Accounts Receivable 401,244 / 3,905= 102.7513444

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1. Current ratio: The current ratio is a financial ratio that measures the extent of cover provided by a company's current assets over all immediate liabilities. The ratio aims to answer the question whether the company can cope with the repayment of all current liabilities without going out of business.

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From the above table, you will observe that the final ratio has decreased over the years. This means that over the two ...

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The problem set requires that a company's financial values are evaluated through ratio analysis.

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