AT&T, Inc. is a telecommunications company based out of Dallas, Texas that delivers advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet, and smart solutions for people and businesses. In 1983, it was established as Southwestern Bell Corporation, which changed its name to SBC Communications, Inc in 1995. Ten years later, SBC purchased AT&T Corp. and named itself as it is known today. As of December 2016, it had $41.841 billion in revenues, making it the world’s largest communications company by revenues. It’s primary operating segments are Business solutions, Entertainment group, Consumer mobility, and International. It trades in Technology sector on the New York Stock Exchange, focused on domestic telecommunication services.
Liquidity ratios measure the short term ability of a company to pay its obligations and meet their needs for maintaining cash. According to Cagle, Campbell & Jones (2013), “A good assessment of a company’s liquidity is important because a decline in liquidity leads to a greater risk of bankruptcy” (p. 44). Creditors, investors and analysts alike are all interested in a company’s liquidity. After computing liquidity
Liquidity ratio is the tool for measuring the ability of a company to repay the short-term debt. The working capital of the fiscal period of 2011-2013 continued to increase, this fluctuation showed that the operating funds of the Wendy’s company are growing at the same time. However, in 2013, the current ratio, acid-test ratio and account receivable turnover a sudden decreased. Later in 2014, the short-term debt repayment ability of the Wendy's became strong and steady, this caused a significant development of average collection period. According to the data shown below, the financial position of the Wendy's is lack
Ratio analysis with information from financial statements, cash flow statement and income statements provide investors and managers insight for company performance, issues, and efficiency. In other words, the intent of ratio analysis is to determine the financial position and financial trends of an organization (Andrijasevic, & Pasic, 2014). By analyzing the ratios, a manager can determine liquidity and solvency of the organization. Liquidity is the available resources that are cash or rapidly converted to cash. When something is “liquid,” the asset can be easily used for buying or selling, thus the utmost liquid asset is cash. Solvency refers to the organizations assets versus liabilities. Organizations that have solvency accrue profits that exceed their liabilities, thus a higher probability of covering the liabilities. However, a company that is high in
Part 2 Industry Analysis 1. Cross-Sectional Industry performance 2. performance over time 3. Performance of companies within an industry 4. Performance Analysis Process 5.
Liquidity reflects the ability of a firm to meet its short-term obligations using those assets that are most readily converted into cash. Liquidity ratios, current ratio and quick ratio, tell about the company’s ability to meet its immediate obligations. (Foster, 1986)
Ratio analysis provides an indication of a company's liquidity, gearing and solvency. But ratios do not provide answers; they are merely a guide for management and others to the areas of a company's weaknesses and strengths (Palat 1999).
When deciding to invest there should be an extensive analysis of the company’s financial statement should be done. The analysis should involve a comparison of the company’s performance with other companies in the same industry. It should also involve and evaluation of trends in the company’s financial position over a period of time. The use of financial ratios is a way to gain important information that is neither simple nor obvious. Financial ratios are calculated by using data that can be found on the company’s balance sheets and income statements.
Liquidity of a company is a company’s ability to measure the extent to which a business can convert assets or has cash availability in order to meet the short-term liabilities and immediate obligations. Without this a company can fail very quickly.
Liquidity ratios measure a business ' capacity to pay its debts as they come due. It also measures the cooperative’s ability to meet short-term obligations. Liquidity refers to the solvency of the firm’s overall financial position – the ease with which it can pay its bills. Because a common precursor to financial distress and bankruptcy is low or declining liquidity, these ratios can provide early signs of cash flow problems and impending business failure. The two basic measures of liquidity are the current ratio and the quick (acid test) ratio (Gitman, 2009).
Liquidity ratios are the ratios that are used to calculate the company capability to assemble its short term liabilities that are fall due. The greater the ratio is more liquid a company
Liquidity reflects the ability of a firm to meet its short-term obligations using assets that are most readily converted to cash. Short-term is usually considered as in 12 months or an operating cycle of a business. Assets that may be converted into cash in a short period of time are referred to liquid assets, which are recognised as current assets in financial statements. They are used to satisfy short-term obligations, or current liabilities. Liquidity is important because of changing business operation. A business must be able to pay its financial obligations when needed. Otherwise, it will go bankrupt.