Financial Statement Analysis Paper

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Running head: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS PAPER

Financial Statement Analysis Paper
Principles of Accounting
ACC/300
Mr. John Opincar
June 24, 2009
Abstract

Landry’s has become a successful company over the years because the customers enjoy the specialty items that they serve on their menu. It has become a company that we enjoy taking our families out to dinner, celebrating birthday parties and certain special events. However, this paper will complete the financial analysis for the reported years of 2002 and 2003. Upon review of the financial statements will find out the financial performance of Landry’s and show the analysis. The ratio analysis of Landry’s will be reviewed as well and in details discussed from their
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The current ratio lets one know what is exactly happening in the business at the present time. The current ratio is defined as current assets such as accounts receivables, inventories any type of work in progress or cash that are divided by the business current liabilities. Business liabilities can consist of many things such as insurance on building, employee insurance these liabilities way heavy on any type of business especially one that is large as Landry’s Restaurant. Based on the Time Interest Earned Ratio Landry’s ability to pay interest bills from profit earned decreased. In 2002 Landry’s could pay their interest bill just over 13 times from earnings before interest tax. In 2003 Landry’s ability to pay interest bills was almost cut in-half to 7 times. We think that as a result of the decrease in ability to pay interest bills, creditors could be concerned about these findings. Landry’s Debt to Asset ratio also increased from year 2002 to 2003. In 2002 Landry had a debt to asset ratio of 0.39. In 2003 Landry’s debt to asset ratio increased to 0.45. While both numbers are acceptable and considerably low, the increase from 2002 to 2003 could influence potential investors to not invest in Landry’s stock. This increase also suggests that Landry’s debt also increased from 2002 to 2003. Overall, while there was a slight increase from 2002 to 2003 Landry’s still had a good debt to asset ratio. We think that a contributing factor to the debt
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