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ISBN: 9781285867977
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How does inflation distort ratio analysis comparisons for one company over time (trend analysis) and for different companies that are being compared? Are only balance sheet items or both balance sheet and income statement items affected?

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of inflation on ratio analysis and whether only balance sheet items or even income statement items are affected due to inflation.

Introduction:

Financial Ratio Analysis: Financial ratio analysis is one of the tools of financial analysis of a firm. It represents the relationship between two or more items of the financial statement.

Explanation

Effect of inflation:

  • Fixed assets are shown at cost price less depreciation, but its actual value is more than that. As an impact of inflation, price of assets inc...

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