Q.3 Why Superior Improved Profitability during the period January 1 to June 30, 2005? How useful was the data in Exhibit 4 for the purpose of this analysis?
Mr. Spindler was asked to come for a debriefing to which he happily agreed. Mr. Spindler was a long time employee of Crazy Eddie until he was terminated by Eddie Antar in May 1987.
The income over the last three years has been fluctuating.. This tells us the company has an initial growth period. Sales also drop between years 7 and 8 and the gross profit margin decreased as well. This may be due to operating expenses. This leads to the prospect of stable future sales. The stakeholders are continuing to back the company and the company does predict sales will remain stable. The modest increase in sales does not show enough to recover without making adjustments to free capital.
b. Uden Supply has projected its 2004 gross profit at 31% of sales despite expectation for some shrinkage in margins. On the basis of Uden’s operating performance in years 2001 – 2003 project your best guess for 2004. Project 2004 based on the incremental changes for each line item over the
Eddie started off in his home town of Geismar Louisiana . He played for the Dutchtown Griffins .His senior year he weighed 210 pounds and was 5’11 feet tall , a body made to truck . And thats exactly what they used him for Eddie is definitely not the fastest but he hits hard , very hard.He graduated in 2009 .He did win one award while being in highschool , He was in the top one hundred running backs in America.
Asset turnover has trended downward slightly from 1.46 in 1983 to 1.32 in 1986 due to a decline in inventory turnover (3.99 in 1983 and 3.16 in 1985). In addition, any AMT"s product sits in inventory 255 days before being sold (for 1985). The fixed asset turnover ration has trended upward (from 14.6 in 1983 to 17.1 in 1985) indicating low capital intensity.
The company’s debt ratios are 54.5% in 1988, 58.69% in 1989, 62.7% in 1990, and 67.37% in 1991. What this means is that the company is increasing its financial risk by taking on more leverage. The company has been taking an extensive amount of purchasing over the past couple of years, which could be the reason as to why net income has not grown much beyond several thousands of dollars. One could argue that the company is trying to expand its inventory to help accumulate future sales. But another problem is that the company’s
Also, according to its leverage ratios, the company’s debts are not only very high, but are also increasing. Its decreasing TIE ratio indicates that its capability to pay interests is decreasing. The company’s efficiency ratios indicate that despite the fact that its fixed assets are increasingly being utilized to generate sales during the years 1990-1991 as indicated by its increasing fixed asset turnover ratio, the decreasing total assets turnover indicate that overall the company’s total assets are not efficiently being put to use. Thus, as a whole its asset management is becoming less efficient. Last but not the least, based on its profitability ratios, the company’s ability to make profit is decreasing.
Interco's overall financial health is relatively healthy. It is highly-liquid as the current ratios are consistently over 3.5, showing that it has plenty of cash to cover any of its current liabilities. Its accounts receivable days indicate that in 1987 it took longer to collect on outstanding accounts while this figure would drop in 1988. The same trend follows with its inventory days, increasing in 1987 and decreasing in 1988, which would signal that its turnover was slower in 1987 and faster in 1988. The accounts payable days increased in 1987 while slightly decreasing in 1988. This is a healthy trend as Interco was able to take
1) The following table provides key financial ratios for Crazy Eddie during the period 1984-1987:
The firm’s accounts receivable ratio increased from 68.71 in 2006 to 74.56 in 2010. This means that it is taking Abbott almost six days longer to collect from its customers today than it did five years ago. Furthermore, the firm’s accounts payable days has decreased from 43.72 in 2006 to 38.22 in 2010. This means that Abbott is paying its suppliers 5½ days earlier today than it did in 2006. A change in the inventory ratio from 8.01 in 2006 to 11.03 in 2010 indicates that it is taking the firm longer to sell finished goods than it used to. The increase in the accounts receivable and inventory ratios, combined with a decrease in the accounts payable ratio, indicates poor working capital management and helps to explain why the firm has increased its holdings of cash and short-term investments. To correct this, Abbott’s managers should focus on collecting cash from its customers faster and delaying payments to its suppliers. To maximize its cash position, the firm would be best served by paying its suppliers in the same amount of time as it collects payment from its customers.
Support: The inventory increase in 1997, YOY, was 58%. Additionally, the COGS to revenue ratio reduced from to 72% in 1997. This combination of increase in inventory and reduction in COGS as a percentage of revenue seems to indicate that the fixed costs may have been spread over a larger base through over production, thereby causing the COGS to reduce. This may be a cause for concern and could be a potential red flag.
1. Compute key ratios and other financial measures for Crazy Eddie during the period 1984-1987. Identify and briefly explain the red flags in Crazy Eddie’s financial statements that suggested the firm posed a higher-than-normal level of audit risk.
In October 1988, Paula Perry, a research analyst for the brokerage firm Alexander and Ferris, was tasked to analyse the financial condition and performance of MiniScribe Corporation. The latter was a manufacturer of disk-drives for personal computers, and was rumoured to be experiencing cash flow and inventory problems. The objective of Paula’s analysis is to