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Synopsis For A Project In Financial Management

Postby AshkiiDighin » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:28 pm

I would like to do a project in Financial Management Department of a Newsprint Paper Manufacturing Company. Please help me for preparing a good synopsis with a good topic in financial management for my MBA project.
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Synopsis For A Project In Financial Management

Postby Rafaele » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:22 pm






I   am  not  sure about  your  requirements,  even though  you  are referring

to  an  synopsis.

I  think   the  useful  topic  would be '' COMPANY'S   FINANCIAL  RATIOS''

-as  this  will  be easy  to  collect.

-it  is an  allround  subject,  covers  all   areas.

-its  emphasis  is  financial  management.


Step 1: Start With A Hook. This should be a paragraph or two similar to the blurb on the back of a book. Mood and tone is important here, use special adjectives.

Step 2: Introduction of  MAIN TOPIC. Introduce the main TOPICS  in  SYNOPSIS. Tell their MOTIVATION, CONFLICT, and GOALS. Stay away from detailed physical descriptions unless this information is pertinent to your SYNOPSIS.

Step 3: Construct the Body of Your Synopsis. Here, using paragraphs, write the high points of your  REVIEW in chronological order. Keep these paragraphs tight, don't give every little detail. Remember, each scene should include, ACTION, REACTION, and a DECISION.


Step 4: Use Three or Four Paragraphs to Write the CRISIS and RESOLUTION of SYNOPSIS. Keep this simple, but make sure you show your main  reactions. Don't keep  guessing. Your synopsis must include the resolution to your WRITE  UP.

Step 5: Rewrite your synopsis until each sentence is polished to the point of perfection. Use strong adjectives and verbs, and always write in the present tense. Make every word count.


Financial ratio analysis is an important topic and is covered in all mainstream corporate finance textbooks. It is also a popular agenda item in investment club meetings. It is widely used to summarize the information in a company's financial statements in assessing its financial health. In today's information technology world, real time financial data are readily available via the Internet. Performing financial ratio analysis using publications, such as Robert Morris Associates’ Annual Statement Studies, Dun & Bradstreet’s Key Business Ratios, Moody’s Manuals, Standard & Poor’s Corporation Records, Value Line Investment Survey, etc., is no longer efficient. Since students and investors now have easy access to on-line databases, the assignments on financial ratio analysis can be modified accordingly to enhance learning. Based upon my experience as a finance professor and as a member of a local investment club, I have prepared this teaching note to help students and investors in performing financial ratio analysis via an on-line database, Dow Jones Interactive. This database is a Web based, enterprise wide business news and research solution supported by Dow Jones & Company, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal. The class assignment presented herein is designed to demonstrate how to assess a company's overall operations over time and its current financial standing in the industry. retrieve real time financial data via the Web or  a   visit; analyze the financial performance of the  selected company; practice communication skills, both in writing(through word processing) and in speaking(through giving a Power Point presentation); To evaluate how the selected company is performing over time, more than one year's financial ratios are required. Trend analysis provides signals as to whether the company's financial health is likely to improve or deteriorate. Each student will perform the trend analysis based upon the following financial ratios: Leverage Ratios: to measure the extent to which the company's assets are financed with debt; Liquidity Ratios: to measure the company's ability to pay its bills; Profitability Ratios: to measure the company's ability to generate earnings; Efficiency Ratios: to measure the company's ability to utilize its assets; Market Value Ratios: to measure the market perception about the company's future prospects. ======================================================

Any successful business owner is constantly evaluating the performance of his or her company, comparing it with the company's historical figures, with its industry competitors, and even with successful businesses from other industries. To complete a thorough examination of your company's effectiveness, however, you need to look at more than just easily attainable numbers like sales, profits, and total assets. You must be able to read between the lines of your financial statements and make the seemingly inconsequential numbers accessible and comprehensible. This massive data overload could seem staggering. Luckily, there are many well-tested ratios out there that make the task a bit less daunting. Comparative ratio analysis helps you identify and quantify your company's strengths and weaknesses, evaluate its financial position, and understand the risks you may be taking. As with any other form of analysis, comparative ratio techniques aren't definitive and their results shouldn't be viewed as gospel. Many off-the-balance-sheet factors can play a role in the success or failure of a company. But, when used in concert with various other business evaluation processes, comparative ratios are invaluable. This discussion contains descriptions and examples of the eight major types of ratios used in financial analysis: Income, Profitability, Liquidity, Working Capital, Bankruptcy, Long-Term Analysis, Coverage, and Leverage. ===============================================================

Outline: Purposes and Considerations of Ratios and Ratio Analysis Types of Ratios Income Ratios Profitability Ratios Net Operating Profit Ratios Liquidity Ratios Working Capital Ratios Bankruptcy Ratios Long-Term Analysis Coverage Ratios Total Coverage Ratios Leverage Ratios =================================================

I. Purposes and Considerations of Ratios and Ratio Analysis Ratios are highly important profit tools in financial analysis that help financial analysts implement plans that improve profitability, liquidity, financial structure, reordering, leverage, and interest coverage. Although ratios report mostly on past performances, they can be predictive too, and provide lead indications of potential problem areas. Ratio analysis is primarily used to compare a company's financial figures over a period of time, a method sometimes called trend analysis. Through trend analysis, you can identify trends, good and bad, and adjust your business practices accordingly. You can also see how your ratios stack up against other businesses, both in and out of your industry. There are several considerations you must be aware of when comparing ratios from one financial period to another or when comparing the financial ratios of two or more companies. If you are making a comparative analysis of a company's financial statements over a certain period of time, make an appropriate allowance for any changes in accounting policies that occurred during the same time span. When comparing your business with others in your industry, allow for any material differences in accounting policies between your company and industry norms. When comparing ratios from various fiscal periods or companies, inquire about the types of accounting policies used. Different accounting methods can result in a wide variety of reported figures. Determine whether ratios were calculated before or after adjustments were made to the balance sheet or income statement, such as non-recurring items and inventory or pro forma adjustments. In many cases, these adjustments can significantly affect the ratios. Carefully examine any departures from industry norms. ====================================================

II. Types of Ratios Income Profitability Liquidity Working Capital Bankruptcy Long-Term Analysis Coverage Leverage =======================================================

III. Income Ratios Turnover of Total Operating Assets Net Sales   = Turnover of Total Operating Assets Ratio      

Total Operating Assets*       

Obviously, an increase in sales will necessitate more operating assets at some point(sales may rise without additional investment within a given range, however); conversely, an inadequate sales volume may call for reduced investment. Turnover of Total Operating Assets or sales to investment in total operating assets tracks over-investment in operating assets. *Total operating assets = total assets -(long-term investments + intangible assets) Note: This ratio does not measure profitability. Remember, over-investment may result in a lack of adequate profits. ========================================================

Net Sales to Tangible Net Worth Net Sales   = Net Sales to Tangible Net Worth Ratio      

Tangible Net Worth*       

This ratio indicates whether your investment in the business is adequately proportionate to your sales volume. It may also uncover potential credit or management problems, usually called "overtrading" and "undertrading." Overtrading, or excessive sales volume transacted on a thin margin of investment, presents a potential problem with creditors. Overtrading can come from considerable management skill, but outside creditors must furnish more funds to carry on daily operations. Undertrading is usually caused by management's poor use of investment money and their general lack of ingenuity, skill or aggressiveness. *Tangible Net Worth = owner's equity - intangible assets =====================================================

Gross Margin on Net Sales Gross Margin*   = Gross Margin on Net Sales Ratio      

Net Sales       

By analyzing changes in this figure over several years, you can identify whether it is necessary to examine company policies relating to credit extension, markups(or markdowns), purchasing, or general merchandising(where applicable). *Gross Margin = net sales - cost of goods sold Note: An increase in gross margin may result from higher sales, lower cost of goods sold, an increase in the proportionate volume of higher margin products, or any combination of these variables. ===============================================================

Operating Income to Net Sales Ratio Operating Income   = Operating Income to Net Sales Ratio      

Net Sales       

This ratio reveals the profitability of sales resulting from regular business as well as buying, selling, and manufacturing operations. Note:Operating income derives from ordinary business operations and excludes other revenue(losses), extraordinary items, interest on long-term obligations, and income taxes. ================================================================

Acceptance Index Applications Accepted   = Acceptance Index      

Applications Submitted       

Obviously, a high sales volume that comes from just two or three major accounts is much riskier than the same volume coming from a large number of customers. Losing one out of three major accounts is disastrous, while losing one out of 150 is routine. A growing firm should try to spread this risk of dependency through active sales, promotion, and credit departments. Although the quality of customers stems from your general management policy, the quantity of newly opened accounts is a direct reflection on your sales and credit efforts. Note: This index of effectiveness does not apply to every type of business. =================================================================== IV. Profitability Ratios Closely linked with income ratios are profitability ratios, which shed light upon the overall effectiveness of management regarding the returns generated on sales and investment. Gross Profit on Net Sales Net Sales - Cost of Goods Sold   = Gross Profit on Net Sales Ratio      

Net Sales       

Does your average markup on goods normally cover your expenses, and therefore result in a profit? This ratio will tell you. If your gross profit rate is continually lower than your average margin, something is wrong! Be on the lookout for downward trends in your gross profit rate. This is a sign of future problems for your bottom line. Note: This percentage rate can — and will — vary greatly from business to business, even those within the same industry. Sales, location, size of operations, and intensity of competition are all factors that can affect the gross profit rate.

============================================================ V. Net Operating Profit Ratios Net Profit on Net Sales EAT*   = Net Profit on Net Sales Ratio      

Net Sales       

This ratio provides a primary appraisal of net profits related to investment. Once your basic expenses are covered, profits will rise disproportionately greater than sales above the break-even point of operations. *EAT= earnings after taxes Note: Sales expenses may be substituted out of profits for other costs to generate even more sales and profits. ==============================================================

Net Profit to Tangible Net Worth EAT   = Net Profit to Tangible Net Worth Ratio      

Tangible Net Worth       

This ratio acts as a complementary appraisal of net profits related to investment. This ratio sizes up the ability of management to earn a return. ==========================================================

Net Operating Profit Rate Of Return EBIT         

Tangible Net Worth       

Your Net Operating Profit Rate of Return ratio is influenced by the methods of financing you utilize. Notice that this ratio employs earnings before interest and taxes, not earnings after taxes. Profits are taken after interest is paid to creditors. A fallacy of omission occurs when creditors support total assets. Note: If financial charges are great, compute a net operating profit rate of return instead of return on assets ratio. This can provide an important means of comparison. ===============================================================

Management Rate Of Return Operating Income         

Fixed Assets + Net Working Capital       

This profitability ratio compares operating income to operating assets, which are defined as the sum of tangible fixed assets and net working capital. This rate, which you may calculate for your entire company or for each of its divisions or operations, determines whether you have made efficient use of your assets. The percentage should be compared with a target rate of return that you have set for the business. ================================================================

Earning Power Net Sales   X   EAT   = Earning Power Ratio      

Tangible Net Worth      Net Sales       

The Earning Power Ratio combines asset turnover with the net profit rate. That is, Net Sales to Tangible Net Worth(see "Income Ratios") multiplied by Net Profit on Net Sales(see ratio above). Earning power can be increased by heavier trading on assets, by decreasing costs, by lowering the break-even point, or by increasing sales faster than the accompanying rise in costs. Note: Sales hold the key. ====================================================

VI. Liquidity Ratios While liquidity ratios are most helpful for short-term creditors/suppliers and bankers, they are also important to financial managers who must meet obligations to suppliers of credit and various government agencies. A complete liquidity ratio analysis can help uncover weaknesses in the financial position of your business. Current Ratio Current Assets*   = Current Ratio      

Current Liabilities*       

Popular since the turn of the century, this test of solvency balances your current assets against your current liabilities. The current ratio will disclose balance sheet changes that net working capital will not. *Current Assets = net of contingent liabilities on notes receivable *Current Liabilities = all debt due within one year of statement data Note: The current ratio reveals your business's ability to meet its current obligations. It should be supplemented with the other ratios listed below, however. Total Current Assets $104,296.00 $82,058.00 $302,902.00


Quick Ratio Cash + Marketable Securities + Accounts Receivable(net)         

Current Liabilities       

Also known as the "acid test," this ratio specifies whether your current assets that could be quickly converted into cash are sufficient to cover current liabilities. Until recently, a Current Ratio of 2:1 was considered standard. A firm that had additional sufficient quick assets available to creditors was believed to be in sound financial condition. Note: The Quick Ratio assumes that all assets are of equal liquidity. Receivables are one step closer to liquidity than inventory. However, sales are not complete until the money is in hand. ====================================================

Absolute Liquidity Ratio Cash + Marketable Securities         

Current Liabilities       

A subsequent innovation in ratio analysis, the Absolute Liquidity Ratio eliminates any unknowns surrounding receivables. Note: The Absolute Liquidity Ratio only tests short-term liquidity in terms of cash and marketable securities. ==========================================================

Basic Defense Interval(Cash + Receivables + Marketable Securities)   = Basic Defense Interval      

(Operating Expenses + Interest + Income Taxes) / 365       

If for some reason all of your revenues were to suddenly cease, the Basic Defense Interval would help determine the number of days your company can cover its cash expenses without the aid of additional financing. ===============================================================

Receivables Turnover Total Credit Sales   = Receivables Turnover Ratio      

Average Receivables Owing       

Another indicator of liquidity, Receivables Turnover Ratio can also indicate management's efficiency in employing those funds invested in receivables. Net credit sales, while preferable, may be replaced in the formula with net total sales for an industry-wide comparison. Note: Closely monitoring this ratio on a monthly or quarterly basis can quickly underscore any change in collections. =============================================================

Average Collection Period(Accounts + Notes Receivable)   = Average Collection Period      

(Annual Net Credit Sales) / 365       

The Average Collection Period(ACP) is another litmus test for the quality of your receivables business, giving you the average length of the collection period. As a rule, outstanding receivables should not exceed credit terms by 10-15 days. If you allow various types of credit transactions, such as a retail outlet selling both on open credit and installment, then the ACP must be calculated separately for each category. Note: Discounted notes which create contingent liabilities must be added back into receivables. ===============================================================

Inventory Turnover Cost of Goods Sold   = Inventory Turnover Ratio      

Average Inventory       

Rule of Thumb: Multiply your inventory turnover by your gross margin percentage. If the result is 100 percent or greater, your average inventory is not too high.


VII. Working Capital Ratios Many believe increased sales can solve any business problem. Often, they are correct. However,, sales must be built upon sound policies concerning other current assets and should be supported by sufficient working capital. There are two types of working capital: gross working capital, which is all current assets, and net working capital, which is current assets less current liabilities. Moody's Investors Service has listed net working capital since 1922. If you find that you have inadequate working capital, you can correct it by lowering sales or by increasing current assets through either internal savings(retained earnings) or external savings(sale of stock). Following are ratios you can use to evaluate your business's net working capital. Working Capital Ratio Use "Current Ratio" in the section on "Liquidity Ratios." This ratio is particularly valuable in determining your business's ability to meet current liabilities. Working Capital Turnover Net Sales   = Working Capital Turnover Ratio      

Net Working Capital       

This ratio helps you ascertain whether your business is top-heavy in fixed or slow assets, and complements Net Sales to Tangible Net Worth(see "Income Ratios"). A high ratio could signal overtrading. Note: A high ratio may also indicate that your business requires additional funds to support its financial structure, top-heavy with fixed investments. =========================================================================

Current Debt to Net Worth Current Liabilities   = Current Debt to Net Worth Ratio      

Tangible Net Worth       

Your business should not have debt that exceeds your invested capital. This ratio measures the proportion of funds that current creditors contribute to your operations. Note: For small businesses a ratio of 60 percent or above usually spells trouble. Larger firms should start to worry at about 75 percent. =====================================================================

Funded Debt to Net Working Capital Long-Term Debt   = Funded Debt to Net Working Capital Ratio      

Net Working Capital       

Funded debt(long-term liabilities) = all obligations due more than one year from the balance sheet date Note: Long-term liabilities should not exceed net working capital. =======================================================

VIII. Bankruptcy Ratios Many business owners who have filed for bankruptcy say they wish they had seen some warning signs earlier on in their company's downward spiral. Ratios can help predict bankruptcy before it's too late for a business to take corrective action and for creditors to reduce potential losses. With careful planning, predicted futures can be avoided before they become reality. The first five bankruptcy ratios in this section can detect potential financial problems up to three years prior to bankruptcy. The sixth ratio, Cash Flow to Debt, is known as the best single predictor of failure. Working Capital to Total Assets Net Working Capital         

Total Assets       

This liquidity ratio, which records net liquid assets relative to total capitalization, is the most valuable indicator of a looming business disaster. Consistent operating losses will cause current assets to shrink relative to total assets. Note: A negative ratio, resulting from negative net working capital, presages serious problems. ========================================================

Retained Earnings to Total Assets Retained Earnings   = Retained Earnings to Total Assets Ratio      

Total Assets       

New firms will likely have low figures for this ratio, which designates cumulative profitability. Indeed, businesses less than three years old fail most frequently. Note: A negative ratio portends cloudy skies. However, results can be distorted by manipulated retained earnings(earned surplus) data. ==========================================================

EBIT to Total Assets EBIT         

Total Assets       

How productive are your business's assets? Asset values come from earning power. Therefore, whether or not liabilities exceed the true value of assets(insolvency) depends upon earnings generated. Note: Maximizing rate of return on assets does not mean the same as maximizing return on equity. Different degrees of leverage affect these separate conclusions. ==========================================================

Sales to Total Assets Total Sales   = Sales to Total Assets Ratio      

Total Assets       

See "Turnover Ratio" under "Profitability Ratios." This ratio, which uncovers management's ability to function in competitive situations while not excluding intangible assets, is inconclusive if studied by itself. But when viewed alongside Working Capital to Total Assets, Retained Earnings to Total Assets, and EBIT to Total Assets, it can confirm whether your business is in imminent danger. Note: A result of 200 percent is more reassuring than one of 100 percnt. ========================================================

Equity to Debt Market Value of Common + Preferred Stock   = Equity to Debt Ratio      

Total Current + Long-Term Debt       

This ratio shows you by how much your business's assets can decline in value before it becomes insolvent. Note: Those businesses with ratios above 200 percent are safest. =========================================================

Cash Flow to Debt Cash Flow*         

Total Debt       

Also, refer to "Debt Cash Flow Coverage Ratio" in the section on "Coverage Ratios." Since debt does not materialize as a liquidity problem until its due date, the closer to maturity, the greater liquidity should be. Other ratios useful in predicting insolvency include Total Debt to Total Assets(see "Leverage Ratios" below) and Current Ratio(see "Liquidity Ratios"). *Cash flow = Net Income + Depreciation Note: Because there are various accounting techniques of determining depreciation, use this ratio for evaluating your own company and not to compare it to other companies. ======================================================

IX. Long-Term Analysis Current Assets to Total Debt Current Assets   = Current Assets to Total Debt Ratio      

Current + Long-Term Debt       

This ratio determines the degree of protection linked to short- and long-term debt. More net working capital protects short-term creditors. Note: A high ratio(significantly above 100 percent) shows that if liquidation losses on current assets are not excessive, long-range debtors can be paid in full out of working capital. =====================================================

Stockholders' Equity Ratio Stockholders' Equity   = Stockholders' Equity Ratio      

Total Assets       

Relative financial strength and long-run liquidity are approximated with this calculation. A low ratio points to trouble, while a high ratio suggests you will have less difficulty meeting fixed interest charges and maturing debt obligations. =========================================================

Total Debt to Net Worth Current + Deferred Debt   = Total Debt to Net Worth Ratio      

Tangible Net Worth       

Rarely should your business's total liabilities exceed its tangible net worth. If it does, creditors assume more risk than stockholders. A business handicapped with heavy interest charges will likely lose out to its better financed competitors. =========================================================

X. Coverage Ratios Times Interest Earned EBIT   = Times Interest Earned Ratio      


EBIT = earnings before interest and taxes I = dollar amount of interest payable on debt The Times Interest Earned Ratio shows how many times earnings will cover fixed-interest payments on long-term debt. ============================================================

XI. Total Coverage Ratios EBIT   +   s   = Total Coverage Ratio      

I      1-h       

I = interest payments s = payment on principal figured on income after taxes(1 - h) This ratio goes one step further than Times Interest Earned, because debt obliges the borrower to not only pay interest but make payments on the principal as well. =============================================================== XII. Leverage Ratios This group of ratios calculates the proportionate contributions of owners and creditors to a business, sometimes a point of contention between the two parties. Creditors like owners to participate to secure their margin of safety, while management enjoys the greater opportunities for risk shifting and multiplying return on equity that debt offers. Note: Although leverage can magnify earnings, it exaggerates losses. Equity Ratio Common Shareholders' Equity   = Equity Ratio      

Total Capital Employed       

The ratio of common stockholders' equity(including earned surplus) to total capital of the business shows how much of the total capitalization actually comes from the owners. Note: Residual owners of the business supply slightly more than one half of the total capitalization. ==========================================================

Debt to Equity Ratio Debt + Preferred Long-Term   = Debt to Equity Ratio      

Common Stockholders' Equity       

A high ratio here means less protection for creditors. A low ratio, on the other hand, indicates a wider safety cushion(i.e., creditors feel the owner's funds can help absorb possible losses of income and capital). ================================================================

Total Debt to Tangible Net Worth If your business is growing, track this ratio for insight into the distributive source of funds used to finance expansion. Debt Ratio Current + Long-Term Debt         

Total Assets       

What percentage of total funds are provided by creditors? Although creditors tend to prefer a lower ratio, management may prefer to lever operations, producing a higher ratio. Times Interest Earned ===================================================== XIII. Common-Size Statement When performing a ratio analysis of financial statements, it is often helpful to adjust the figures to common-size numbers. To do this, change each line item on a statement to a percentage of the total. For example, on a balance sheet, each figure is shown as a percentage of total assets, and on an income statement, each item is expressed as a percentage of sales. This technique is quite useful when you are comparing your business to other businesses or to averages from an entire industry, because differences in size are neutralized by reducing all figures to common-size ratios. Industry statistics are frequently published in common-size form. When comparing your company with industry figures, make sure that the financial data for each company reflect comparable price levels, and that it was developed using comparable accounting methods, classification procedures, and valuation bases. Such comparisons should be limited to companies engaged in similar business activities. When the financial policies of two companies differ, these differences should be recognized in the evaluation of comparative reports. For example, one company leases its properties while the other purchases such items; one company finances its operations using long-term borrowing while the other relies primarily on funds supplied by stockholders and by earnings. Financial statements for two companies under these circumstances are not wholly comparable. ====================================================================================


Liquidity Analysis Ratios              Current Ratio            Current Assets         Current Ratio =   ------------------------            Current Liabilities                   Quick Ratio            Quick Assets         Quick Ratio =   ----------------------            Current Liabilities                  

Quick Assets = Current Assets - Inventories             Net Working Capital Ratio            Net Working Capital         Net Working Capital Ratio =   --------------------------            Total Assets                  

Net Working Capital = Current Assets - Current Liabilities                  

Profitability Analysis Ratios        Return on Assets(ROA)            Net Income          Return on Assets(ROA) =   ----------------------------------            Average Total Assets                   

Average Total Assets =(Beginning Total Assets + Ending Total Assets) / 2             Return on Equity(ROE)             Net Income          Return on Equity(ROE) =   --------------------------------------------            Average Stockholders' Equity                   

Average Stockholders' Equity =(Beginning Stockholders' Equity + Ending Stockholders' Equity) / 2             Return on Common Equity(ROCE)             Net Income          Return on Common Equity(ROCE) =   --------------------------------------------            Average Common Stockholders' Equity                   

Average Common Stockholders' Equity =(Beginning Common Stockholders' Equity + Ending Common Stockholders' Equity) / 2             Profit Margin             Net Income          Profit Margin =   -----------------            Sales                             Earnings Per Share(EPS)             Net Income          Earnings Per Share(EPS) =   ---------------------------------------------            Number of Common Shares Outstanding                              

Activity Analysis Ratios        Assets Turnover Ratio            Sales          Assets Turnover Ratio =   ----------------------------            Average Total Assets                   

Average Total Assets =(Beginning Total Assets + Ending Total Assets) / 2             Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio            Sales          Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio =   -----------------------------------            Average Accounts Receivable                   

Average Accounts Receivable =(Beginning Accounts Receivable + Ending Accounts Receivable) / 2             Inventory Turnover Ratio             Cost of Goods Sold          Inventory Turnover Ratio =   ---------------------------            Average Inventories                   

Average Inventories =(Beginning Inventories + Ending Inventories) / 2                  

Capital Structure Analysis Ratios        Debt to Equity Ratio            Total Liabilities          Debt to Equity Ratio =   ----------------------------------            Total Stockholders' Equity                             Interest Coverage Ratio            Income Before Interest and Income Tax Expenses          Interest Coverage Ratio =   -------------------------------------------------------            Interest Expense                   

Income Before Interest and Income Tax Expenses = Income Before Income Taxes + Interest Expense                  

Capital Market Analysis Ratios        Price Earnings(PE) Ratio            Market Price of Common Stock Per Share         Price Earnings(PE) Ratio =   ------------------------------------------------------            Earnings Per Share                            Market to Book Ratio            Market Price of Common Stock Per Share         Market to Book Ratio =   -------------------------------------------------------            Book Value of Equity Per Common Share                  

Book Value of Equity Per Common Share = Book Value of Equity for Common Stock / Number of Common Shares              Dividend Yield            Annual Dividends Per Common Share         Dividend Yield =   ------------------------------------------------            Market Price of Common Stock Per Share                  

Book Value of Equity Per Common Share = Book Value of Equity for Common Stock / Number of Common Shares              Dividend Payout Ratio            Cash Dividends         Dividend Payout Ratio =   --------------------            Net Income            

ROA = Profit Margin X Assets Turnover Ratio        ROA = Profit Margin X Assets Turnover Ratio            Net Income   Net Income   Sales         ROA =   ------------------------ =   -------------- X   ------------------------            Average Total Assets    Sales   Average Total Assets                         

Profit Margin = Net Income / Sales Assets Turnover Ratio = Sales / Averages Total Assets          

Financial ratios are formed from two or more numbers taken from the financial statements of businesses. The numbers may be taken from the BALANCE  SHEET  or the INCOME  STATEMENT  and combined in any number of combinations. Rarely are numbers taken from the Statement of Retained Earnings or Cash flow statement.

They are used FOR analysing credit risk. They may be stipulated in the debt covenants for determining cause for default. for evaluating performance of people(employee stock options) or projects, and by using fundamental analysis who use past performance to judge management and predict future performance. The ratios quantify many aspects of the business, but they should not be used in isolation from the financials. Rather, they should be an integral part of financial statement analysis. The results of a ratio give rise to the question "why?". Further analysis is needed to answer. The ratios allow for comparisons

between companies, between industries, between different time periods of one company and between a company and the industry average. It is dangerous to compare the ratios of businesses in different industries, which face different risks, different fixed asset structures, and different competition.

Efficient translation of sales into profits

Gross margin Operating margin, Profit margin, Return on sales Net margin Efficiency ratio, Operating leverage Efficient use of assets to generate profits

Return on assets(ROA), Return on net assets(RONA) Return on equity(ROE) Return on capital(ROC), Risk adjusted return on capital(RAROC) Return on capital employed(ROCE) Inventory Turnover Cash flow return on investment(CFROI)     *Collection period(period averGage)    *Collection period(period end) days Inventory Leverage

Debt to equity ratio Interest coverage ratio Payback period: How many years of operating earnings are needed to payoff the debt : Debt/EBITDA Liquidity

Current ratio Quick ratio Stock valuation

PE ratio(price/earningGs) PEG ratio(PE/growth) Price/sales ratio P/B ratio(price/book ratio) Dividend yield(dividend/price - but not really a 'valuation') Earnings yield(earnings/price or the flip of P/E) Beta coefficient An indicator of whether the company will be able to meet its current obligations(pay its bills, meet its payroll, make a loan payment, etc.) If a company has current assets exactly equal to current liabilities, it has no working capital. The greater the amount of working capital the more likely it will be able to make its payments on time The Ratios

ACCRUAL RATIOS  Liquidity    - quick ratio        = current assets less inventories / current liabilities    - defensive interval measure        = current assets less inventories / daily expenditures to                                            operations    - net working capital to total asset  Capital Adequacy    - total liabilities / sales    - long-term debt to equity    - times interest earned        = earnings before interest and taxes plus depreciation /          interest  Profitability    - return(after interest and taxes) on equity      = net income / common equity    - return on total assets    - operating margin / sales  Efficiency(turnover ratios)    - inventory turnover period        = average inventory / cost of goods sold    - accounts receivable turnover period        = receivables / sales  Operating Leverage    - labor intensiveness        = personnel expenditures / adjusted real-term fixed assets    - variable costs / fixed costs  Riskiness  Volume    - growth rate        = long-term growth rate of deflated sales    - size        = firm's total assets in proportion to the largest firm          (annual figures)

CASH FLOW RATIOS   - cash net income(cash margin II) divided by cash from sales   - cash operating income(cash margin Ib) divided by total assets   - cash outflow to capital investments divided by cash from sales   - cash outflow to materials & supplies and wages & salaries     divided by cash from sales   - cash net income(cash margin II) divided by interest bearing     debt(average)   - cash outflow to interest payments divided by cash operating     income(cash margin Ib)

MARKET-BASED RATIOS  Firm Ratios   - dividend payout ratio       = dividends per share / earnings per share  Combined Ratios   - dividend yield   - E/P(inverse of price per earnings)   - market to book ratio       = stock price per share / book value per share  Pure Market Ratios   - return on the security(capital gains and dividend yield)   - security's beta   - security's total risk

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Synopsis For A Project In Financial Management

Postby Waldemarr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:01 pm

I would like to do a project in Financial Management Department of a Newsprint Paper Manufacturing Company. Please help me for preparing a good synopsis with a good topic in financial management for my MBA project.
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