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General Mills Ratio Analysis

I need a ratio analysis on General Mills for 2007.

Identify your General Mills strengths and weaknesses.

Do you feel that this firm's financial ratios depict a strong or weak firm?

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Identify your General Mills strengths and weaknesses.
A ratio is nothing more than a simple division of two numbers. Often numbers by themselves do not convey anything until they are related. It needs a contextual reference.
In financial analysis, we need qualitative information and try to read between the numbers. We have to ask all the right questions. Over the years, there are some ratios, which have become more popular and handy for rule of thumb analysis of financial statements. Our purpose in this note is not deride them but to advice the reader to use them properly to derive the correct results.
Ratio analysis can also help us to check whether a business is doing better this year than it was last year; and it can tell us if our business is doing better or worse than other businesses doing and selling the same things. In other words it helps in inter firm and intra firm comparison.
(Pandey, ...

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This solution of 595 words and an excel spreadsheet defines a ratio analysis, liquidity analysis, solvency ratios, profitability, and asset utilization. It also identifies the strengths and weaknesses of General Mills and comments on the the firm's financial ratios.