Selection, Calculation and Interpretation of the Ratios

Selection,Calculation and Interpretation of the Ratios

  1. Liquidity Ratio: These ratios demonstrate how capable a company is in meeting its short-term obligations (Fridson &amp Alvarez, 2014). That’s why they’ve been chosen for this analysis. There are 2 types of liquidity ratios. They are-

  1. Current Ratio: Current Assets / Current Liabilities

  2. Quick Ratio: (current assets – inventories) / current liabilities

  1. Efficiency Ratio: The efficiency ratios were chosen because they show the management how efficient the company is in utilizing its liabilities and assets internally (Velez-Pareja, n.d.). Different efficiency ratios are calculated by using the following formulas-

  1. Inventory Turnover: Sales / Inventory

  2. Total Asset Turnover: Sales / Total Assets

  1. Leverage Ratios: According to Fridson &amp Alvarez, (2014), leverage ratios show how much of a company’s capital and assets come in the form of loans (debt), and evaluates the capability of a business of meeting its financial obligations. Different leverage ratios are calculated by using the following formulas-

  1. Total Debt to Assets: Total Debts / Total Assets

  2. Long-term Debt to Total Assets Ratio: Total Long-term Debts / Total Assets

  3. Total Debt to Equity: Total Debts / Total Equity

  1. Profitability Ratios: Velez-Pareja (n.d.) mentioned that, profitability ratios indicate a company’s ability to generate profits in a fiscal year, taking all the operating expenses and other expenses into consideration. As a result, these ratios have been chosen for this analysis. Different profitability ratios are calculated in the following ways-

  1. Net Profit Margin: Net Income / Sales

  2. Return on Assets: Net Income / Total Assets

  3. Return on Equity: Net Income / Total Equity

  1. Market Value Ratios: These ratios tell us whether the shares of a company are underpriced or overpriced (Fridson &amp Alvarez, 2014). Since Burger King is not a publicly traded company anymore (last day of NYSE trading was December 14, 2014), so calculating different kinds of market value ratios wasn’t possible in this case. Only the Price/Earning (P/E) ratio was calculated for both the companies.

The formula to calculate P/E ratio is: Market Value per Share /Earnings per Share.


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