   Chapter 17, Problem 17.10APE

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Common stockholders’ profitability analysisA company reports the following: Net income \$ 375,000 Preferred dividends 75,000 Average stockholders’ equity 2,500,000 Average common stockholders’ equity 1,875,000 Determine (a) the return on stockholders’ equity and (b) the return on common stockholders’ equity. Round percentages to one decimal place.

To determine

Evaluation of profitability: In general, financial ratios are used to evaluate capabilities, profitability, and overall performance of a company. The following are the ratios that evaluate the profitability of a company:

• Profit margin ratio
• Rate of return on total assets
• Asset turnover ratio
• Rate of return on common stockholders’ equity
• Earnings per share
• Dividend payout

To determine: Return on stockholders’ equity.

Given info:   Net income, preference dividends, average stockholders’ equity and average common stockholders’ equity.

Explanation

Rate of return on stockholders’ equity is used to determine the relationship between the net income and the average common equity that are invested in the company.

Formula: Rate of re

b)

To determine
Return on common stockholders’ equity

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