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Evaluate financial statement and apply Dupont equation

Please help me to evaluate the financial statement of any publicly traded company and apply the Dupont equation appropriately.

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I have taken StarBucks as an example:

Starbucks is a large multinational chain of coffee shops with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The company was in part named after Starbuck, a character in Moby Dick, and its insignia is a stylized cartoon siren. It is more popular among youth. Besides coffee it also serves other drinks, both hot and cold, and pastries. The company has 130,000 employees worldwide at 11,377 stores in 37 countries and plans to grow to 30,000 stores globally. It has about 80 corporate stores in Michigan. Starbucks is opening stores at a rate of five a day and saw its sales rise 20% last year to $6.4 billion. Profits rose nearly 8% to $494 million last year (2005)
(www.en.wikipedia.org)

According to the website of Star Bucks the mission of the organization

"Establish Starbucks as the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world while maintaining our uncompromising principles while we grow."

The following six guiding principles will help us measure the appropriateness of our decisions:

? Provide a great work environment and treat each other with respect and dignity.

? Embrace diversity as an essential component in the way we do ...

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Please help me to evaluate the financial statement of any publicly traded company and apply the Dupont equation appropriately.

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