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(a) Short term liabilities (or debt) and long term liabilities
Please Take a look at Google balance sheet and find out total of the short term liabilities (also called 'short term debt') and long term liabilities (also called 'long term debt')

(b) Equity

The market value of equity is by definition equal to the number of shares outstanding times the market price per share. Find out the number of shares outstanding and the recent price per share. Then multiply one by the other in order to find the market value of equity of your company. If you have a problem finding out the number of shares outstanding you may go to http://finance.google.com and insert the name of your company. The market value of equity of your company is what is called 'Mkt Cap' (that is, Market Capitalization) that is market capitalization. An alternative site is http://finance.yahoo.com where again you insert your company's name and get the market capitalization.

Once you have this information, please compute the following

1. Compute the debt ratio of Google (total liabilities divided by the total liabilities plus equity) and the debt to equity ratio, (total liabilities divided by total equity). Also, show these two ratios for short-term liabilities only and for long-term liabilities only (instead of total liabilities use just short-term liabilities and long-term liabilities). Show all of your work and calculations.

2. Give your recommendations as to whether or not you consider these ratios to be too small or too large. Should your SLP company increase its debt or take steps to pay off its debt?

3. Compute the debt to equity ratios to two other companies (Microsoft and Yahoo.com) . Which of these three companies has the highest debt to equity ratio, and why do you think it chose to have a relatively high ratio? Which of these three companies has the lowest debt to equity ratio, and why do you think it chose to have a relatively lower ratio? Please explain

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Finance calculations (Google Inc)
(a) Short term liabilities (or debt) and long term liabilities
Please Take a look at Google balance sheet and find out total of the short term liabilities (also called 'short term debt') and long term liabilities (also called 'long term debt')
Figures are in \$mn
Short term Liabilities= \$9996
Long term liabilities= \$1614
(Taking as Other liabilities)
(Moneycentral, 2011)
http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/invsub/results/statemnt.aspx?lstStatement=Balance&symbol=US%3aGOOG&stmtView=Ann

Find out from the balance sheet of the company the total of the short term liabilities (also called 'short term debt') and long term liabilities (also called 'long term debt')

Total = \$11610 mn

(b) Equity

The market value of equity is by definition equal to the number of shares outstanding times the market price per share. Find out the number of shares outstanding and the recent price per share. Then multiply one by the other in order to find ...

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