In 2012, Costco’s net income is $1.709 billion USD; then it is increased to $2.039 billion USD in 2013, $2.058 billion USD in 2014, and $2.377 billion USD in 2015. Overall, Costco’s net income increased by 39%, and these increases occurred through out the four fiscal years. This is a strong indication that Costco is becoming more profitable. Costco Wholesale Corporation has two parts of revenue, one is its sales of merchandises, and another one is the membership fee consumers has to pay in order to enjoy its service. During the 2015 fiscal year, Costco’s membership base grew by six percent and has more than 81 million members worldwide.
Since the ratio is improving, it is fair to say that Kohl’s Corp is improving in their ability concerning their total liabilities. The Operating cash flow to total debt is improving since 2013 and is on an upward trend. According to Kohl’s Corporation on their 10K reporting for the last fiscal year, “our gross margin may not be comparable with that of other retailers because we include distribution center costs in selling, general and administrative expenses while other retailers may include these expenses in cost of merchandise sold.” (United States Securities and Exchange Commission, 2013) According to CSI Market: Kohl’s Revenue per employee fell on trailing twelve month basis to $ 137,971 but remained above company average. Within the retail sector 32 other companies have achieved higher receivable turnover ratio. While revenue per employee total ranking has improved so far to 504, from total ranking in previous quarter at 521.
The inventory was sold and replaced 5.49 times in the year of 2013. This ratio is high. This means that the demand for the Dollarama’s products is high. This indicates that Dollarama Inc.’s performance in the fiscal year of 2013 is high. 5) Discuss the debt to equity ratio and what it says about how Dollarama finances its operations?
Investors will pay close attention to this but ultimately, if the net income is less than the cash flow, the company will not have enough to pay shareholders.. Both companies had increases in their operating cash flows from 2012 to 2013. Estee Lauder 's cash flows from operating activities increase in 2013 was driven by " an increase in net earnings, a decrease in pension and post-retirement benefit contributions and a favorable change in accounts receivable due to the timing of shipments and collections" (Estee Lauder Inc, 2014). The improvements were partly balanced by a rise in the levels of their inventory, mainly to sustain satisfactory levels of service in line with forecasted sales activity as well as for the remaining safety stock from 2013 SMI implementation (Estee Lauder Inc, 2014). Revlon 's increase in 2013 was impacted by favorable changes in working capital, lower pension contributions and lower premium payments related the Company 's multi-year insurance programs.
Management even brought their quick ratio to 1.08. Thus, they are in a position to cover any debt obligations that may come up quickly. Their inventory turnover has been relatively steady over the five years of data. In year 7 their inventory turnover reached 3.2 which means inventory is moving through to customers at an increased rate over the year which correlates with their increased sales. This statement is supported by the fact that the days inventory held for stoves has dropped over the past five years from 146 days in year 3 to 114 days in year 7.
This growth has been contributed to three main focuses over the last five years; enhanced sales and operations planning, building their customer experience design capabilities, and improving their relevance to the professional contractor as a customer. Net earnings increased 18.0% to $2.7 billion during fiscal year 2014, Net sales for 2014
This was a result of an increase in cash generated by operating activities that increased 11.2% from last year’s same period. Moves to drive growth Armed with a strong fundamental and cash position, Chipotle is making moves to improve its financial performance going forward. In order to sustain its competitive edge, Chipotle has taken various measures. For instance, Chipotle’s has expanded its delivery partnership with Tapingo, which will allow it to deliver to 40 college campuses by this year and more than 100 colleges by the end of 2016. Additionally, the company also added 48 new restaurants in the quarter, bringing its total count to 1,878.
In 2015, their purchasing power increased at an annual growth rate of 7,5% which was more than twice as fast as the growth for the overall American purchasing power. And these numbers are expected to grow as it is estimated that the purchasing power of Hispanics would represent nearly two trillion dollars by 2019. Hispanics are not only influencing the American economy with their purchasing power, today there are more than 4 million Hispanic owned businesses throughout the United States. According the Unites States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanics entrepreneurs have been starting businesses at a pace 15 times the national average over the last decade and this despite the recession. Their businesses contributed over 600 billion dollars in revenue to the national economy in 2015.
This is good because a high inventory turnover is better than a low one. Let’s look at how Tootsie Roll’s inventory turnover compares with Hershey and Nestle. Figure 4Inventory Turnover for a Few Example Companies The inventory turnover for both Hershey and Nestle is 5.16 times. So Tootsie Roll’s inventory management is consistent with its competition. Measuring Profitability Ratios Profitability ratios measure a company’s ability to use its assets efficiently to produce profits.
SNC was able to increase its total firm value by $1,834,000 and its total equity value by $1,581,000, in 2012 dollars. On average, this attributed to an increase of approximately $203,778 a year in firm value. After a complete analysis of the company, SNC has proven and established itself as a trustworthy company, and it is expected that the market will reward SNC with lower risk. From 2010-2021, the equity multiplier decreased about four times from an average of 3.65 to an average of 1.10. The risks associated with taking on debt are mitigated due to SNC’s decreased leverage.