Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615



Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
Textbook Problem

Ratio of sales to assets

Kroger, a national supermarket chain, reported the following data (in millions) in its financial statements for a recent year:

Total revenue $90,374
Total assets at end of year 23,476
Total assets at beginning of year 23,505

a. Compute the ratio of sales to assets. Round to two decimal places.

b. Tiffany & Co. is a large North American retailer of jewelry, with a ratio of sales to assets of 0.92. Why would Tiffany’s ratio of sales to assets be lower than that of Kroger?


To determine

Asset turnover ratio is used to determine the efficiency of the company towards use of asset towards generation of sales. The formula to calculate asset turnover is given below:

Assetturnover=NetrevenueAverage total assets

The asset turnover for Company K.


Working Notes:

Calculate the average total assets.

Beginning assets = $23,476

Ending assets = $23,505



To determine

To Comment: Why Company T’s asset turnover is lower than Company K.

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