Ratio of liabilities to stockholders’ equity and ratio of fixed assets to long term liabilities Recent balance sheet information for two companies in the food industry, Mondelez International, Inc. and The Hershey Company , is as follows (in thousands): Mondelez Hershey Net property, plant, and equipment $10,010,000$1,674,071 Current liabilities 14,873,000 1,471,110 Long-term debt 15,574,000 1,530,967 Other long-term liabilities 12,816,000 716,013 Stockholders’ equity 32,215,000 1,036,749 a. Determine the ratio of liabilities to stockholders’ equity for both companies. Round to one decimal place. b. Determine the ratio of fixed assets to long-term liabilities for both companies. Round to one decimal place. c. Interpret the ratio differences between the two companies.

Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 17, Problem 17.15EX
Textbook Problem

Ratio of liabilities to stockholders’ equity and ratio of fixed assets to long term liabilitiesRecent balance sheet information for two companies in the food industry, Mondelez International, Inc. and The Hershey Company, is as follows (in thousands):   Mondelez Hershey Net property, plant, and equipment $10,010,000$1,674,071 Current liabilities 14,873,000 1,471,110 Long-term debt 15,574,000 1,530,967 Other long-term liabilities 12,816,000 716,013 Stockholders’ equity 32,215,000 1,036,749 a. Determine the ratio of liabilities to stockholders’ equity for both companies. Round to one decimal place.b. Determine the ratio of fixed assets to long-term liabilities for both companies. Round to one decimal place.c. Interpret the ratio differences between the two companies.

Expert Solution

(a)

To determine

Financial Ratios: Financial ratios are the metrics used to evaluate the liquidity, capabilities, profitability, and overall performance of a company.

To compute: Ratio of liabilities to stockholders’ equity

Given info: Total liabilities and Stockholders’ equity

Explanation of Solution

Ratio of liabilities to stockholders’ equity is determined by dividing liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

Formula:

Ratio of liabiliti

Expert Solution

(b)

To determine

To compute: Ratio of fixed assets to long-term liabilities

Given info: Total fixed assets and long-term liabilities.

Expert Solution

(c)

To determine

To interpret: The ratio differences between the two companies.

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