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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

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Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883

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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
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Profitability and stockholder ratios
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG),

is a leading motorcycle manufacturer in the United States. The company manufactures and sells a number of different types of motorcycles, a complete line of motorcycle parts, and brand-related accessories, clothing, and collectibles.

The following information is available for three recent years (in millions except per-share amounts
Comment on the result?, in (1) and (2).

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Financial Statement analysis is done by using the components of the financial statement. These components are Balance sheet, Income statement, Statement of Cash flows, etc. An annual report of a company contains financial statement of that year and previous year for comparison. If the company has subsidiaries or segments, the financial statement shall be consolidated for the whole business of the company.

To Indicate:

The comment on the average debt ratio and ratio of average liabilities to average stockholder's equity.

Explanation

The average debt ratio and ratio of average liabilities to average stockholder's equity for each year are calculated as follows:

    Year 3 Year 2 Year 1
    Average Total assets (A) $ 9,760 $ 9,467 $ 9,288
    Average Stockholder's equity (B) $ 2,374 $ 2,959 $ 2,784

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