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Darlarna Furniture LTD - Financial ratios

Populate the answers in the Financial ratios Word .doc chart for years 2006, 2007, and 2008 based on the financial statements on pages 4 and 5 in the attached case study.

- Comment on the differences between case study ratios and the industry averages.

- Conduct a vertical analysis of income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

- Determine the trends evident in the financial statements


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When Fredrik Blix got Darlarna Furniture's 2008 financial statements back from the accountant in mid-
January 2009, he became quite concerned about the dramatic drop in profits, as he knew the venture
capitalists were looking to sell their investment soon. He was also alarmed by reports in the media that a
number of investment firms in the United States had failed and required government bailouts to continue
operating. Could a severe recession be soon to follow? How would this influence demand for his
products? Would the Bank of Montreal still be prepared to provide needed financing?
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