ESSAY. Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.
1)
In 2010, a biotechnology firm, DNA Map Inc., had $700 million of assets and $280 million of liabilities. Earnings before interest and taxes were $215 million, interest expense was $10 million, and the tax rate was 32%.
(a) Calculate the timesinterestearned.
(b) Calculate the debttoequity ratio.
(c) Calculate the net margin.
The following data are available for two companies, Apple and Oracle, all stated in thousands of dollars.
Description

Apple

Oracle

Total revenue

$42,905,000

$23,253,000

Earnings before interest and taxes

12,066,000

8,464,000

Interest expenses

0

630,000

Earnings before tax

12,066,000

7,834,000

Taxes at 40%

3,831,000

2,241,000

Earnings after tax (Net income)

8,235,000

5,593,000




Debt

$15,861,000

$22,326,000

Equity

31,640,000

$25,090,000

(a) Calculate each company's return on equity (ROE) and return on asset (ROA)
(b) Which company has performed better in terms of profitability?
(c) If two companies were combined (merged), what would be the impact on the results on ROE? Under what conditions would such a combination make sense?
3)
The following shows selected comparative statement data for Dell Corporation. All financial data are as of January 31 in millions.

2009

2008




Total revenue

$61,101

$61,133

Cost of revenue

$50,144

$49,462

Net income

$2,478

$2,947

Account receivables

$4,731

$7,693

Inventory

$867

$1,180

Current assets

$20,151

$19,880

Longterm liabilities

$7,370

$5,206

Total assets

$26,500

$27,561

Total common shareholders' equity

$4,271

$3,735

For year 2009,
(a) What is the profit margin?
(b) What is the total asset turnover?
(c) What is the current ratio?
(d) What is the return on asset?
(e) What is the return on common shareholders' equity?
The following data were taken from the income statements of Broadcom Corporation (BRCM).

2009

2008

Total revenue

$4,658,125

$3,776,395

Beginning inventory

$231,313

$202,794

Purchases

$510,711

$566,145

Ending inventory

$366,106

$231,313

Compute for each year the inventory turnover ratio and what conclusions concerning the management of the inventory can be drawn from the data?
5)
Given the following facts, complete the balance sheet
Given
• Collection period 45.6 days
• Current ratio 1.38 times
• Quick ratio 1.13
• Inventory turnover ratio 23.5 times
• Timeinterestearned ratio 5.00
• Asset Turnover ratio 1.63
• Return on common equity 28.2%
• Gross margin 32.5%
• Net Margin 7.50%
• Cash $300
• Total sales revenue $4,000
• Total current assets $1,100
∙ Total assets $2,450
Find
∙ Shareholders’ equity
∙ Longterm debt
∙ Current liabilities
∙ Account receivables
∙ Net income
(a) Timeinterestearned ratio = = = 22.5 times
(b) Debt to equity ratio = = = 66.67%
