Before starting a new business, several decisions such as its legal structure must be made first. Five basic entity types exist in which to structure a business. These types consist of sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC), C corporations, and S corporations. When determining the type of structure to use, comparison of different factors such as liability to the owners, taxation, and management
In 2009, the operating profit was 3.56% which was slightly above than the previous year. After deducting all the expenses, the left amount is the net profit and the proportion of net profit in respect to total revenue is the net profit margin. Sainsbury’s net profit margin for the years 2009, 2008 and 2007 were 1.53%, 1.84% and 1.89% respectively. The management thinks that the tough market condition and the other competitors with very cheap pricing have pushed them to squeeze their profit margin ratio. The graph below shows the Return on Capital Employed as well. The ROCE gives the idea about how much return a company is making on its used capital. (investorwords.com) The ROCE for the company was 9.46%, 7.10% and 7.59% for the years 2009, 2008 and 2007 respectively. The year 2009 proved to be a little bit more in context of return on capital employed.
$10,644,800 / $2,271,400 = 4.69 Times Return on Common Stockholders’ Equity (2002) $647,645 / $1,928,960 = 33.58% Return
The gross profit margin for CC is right around the industry average. Although the numbers seems to be decent, the costs of goods sold are too high. Next, looking at the operating profit margin, the numbers don’t look as great as they should. The numbers are low compared to the industry average in years 2001, 2004, and 2005. This may indicate that CC should look into their prices and costs. In 2001 the net profit margin was very low compared to the industry average. I am assuming this is due to the major expansion. It is also important to look more deeply into the numbers though because the net profit margin is lower compared to the industry average in all of the years. Once again CC should look into their costs and how efficient they are converting sales into actual profit.
The most noticeable growth in this section is seen in sales from 2002 to 2003. These sales have increased from 3.7% in 2001-02 to 23.5% in 2002-03 after the expansion of the store. This truly helps the company to a positive way when seeing such drastic changes. Net earnings have almost doubled and gross profit was on the rise as well, which is also a positive trend for the company that will not go unnoticed. This indicates a positive correlation and increases in profitability.
They way the investors would benefit from our ratio tables, is by looking at and comparing Profitability ratios by comparing Profit margins, return on equity or by comparing solvency ratios such as debt ratio and equity ratios with the other companies being presented in our research analysis. For more detailed information they can check the balance sheets and income statements that are being portrayed in the report and look at the progress of the companies within the last four years. Therefore, helping make their decisions easier and faster.
When a gross margin is delivered at above 50% and there is a sales increase, you know this is a company to watch.
During the last two quarters of 1999-2000, the company has experienced increasing revenues but profit margin contraction. There is insufficient information disclosure in the financials to source the driving factor. However, the largest driver of sales is through its distributors and Bonny Doon’s EuroDoon products (Figure 2). From a P/L standpoint, we believe that the margin fluctuations can be ignored, with a view of focusing on strategic initiatives to maximize revenue and the quantity sold.
The operating review of the company lists down the operating losses that the company faced over year and compared it with the past years operating performance. The results suggest that the sales revenue for the company grew over the year; however, due to higher increase in the cost of sales the company had to face a higher gross loss than the past year (Refer to appendix A). Moreover, the company discontinued its noncore retailing operations for the year in an attempt to reduce the losses sustained in the past year, but the result was not positive, and the company had to face higher loss from its core business in 2010 then both the operations combined in the past year (JJB Sports PLC, 2011).
The Rate of Earnings has increased from the previous year. The company is in growing stage and the cost of machinery is huge that’s why the profit margin is low.
When looking into a company’s financials the first step is to looking into the income statement. While analyzing the income state through Morningstar, there are three financials that stood out because of the consistency of increasing year after year during a five-year period. At a revenue standpoint, the steady increase shows that the company is searching for new ways to make revenue. At the same time there new strategies that they are implementing during years have been working. By having a consistent increase in revenue you have a higher chance of bringing in more consumers which will increase revenue.
The aim of this paper is to analyse the financial position of Melbourne IT limited through the use of financial ratios, based on the annual report for the periods December 2012 and 2013. Financial ratios are useful since they measure a company’s performance and give an overview of the financial situation. Ratios are also used to analyse trends and to compare a firms financial figures to other competitors within the same industry.
2. Starbucks enjoyed strong financial performance in 2011. The company did not explicitly attribute this, but with an 8% rise in same store sales it seems that either the consumer market bounced back, or Starbucks made changes that attracted more consumers. The company feels that it offered better products and a better experience at its stores. The company also credited operating efficiencies and tight control of spending for improved profits. In addition, the company continued its global expansion, which improved the top line, and used the economies of scale it generated as part of its cost control program.
This report is going to analyse and evaluate the Ted Baker plc. by providing the most important ratios of the company and interpretations to them. Furthermore, it is going to recommend to hold shares of this company to existing shareholders and also recommend potential investors to purchase the shares of Ted Baker plc. since the return of the company is expected to be high in the nearest future.