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Return on Shareholder's Funds (ROSF)

Profit for Year (less dividends) / Ordinary Share Capital + Reserves %

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What does ROSF show?

It is a measure of how well the business has used shareholder's funds to generate profits for the company.

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Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)

Operating Profit / Share Capital +Reserves + N-C Liabilities %

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What does ROCE show?

It is a measure of how well the business has used the capital invested in the business to generate profits.

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Operating Profit Margin

Operating Profit / Sales Revenue %

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What does operating profit margin show?

It shows how well the business has converted sales revenue into operating profit.

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Gross Profit Margin

Gross Profit / Sales Revenue %

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List the ratios used to measure profitability.

- ROSF
- ROCE
- Operating Profit Margin
- Gross Profit Margin

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List the ratios used to measure efficiency.

- Sales revenue to capital employed
- Sales revenue per employee
- Inventories turnover period
- Settlement period for trade receivables
- Settlement period for trade payables

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Sales Revenue to Capital Employed

Sales Revenue / Share Capital + Reserves + N-C Liabilities

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What does Sales Revenue to Capital Employed show?

It is a measure of how well the business has used capital invested in the business to generate sales revenue.

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What is ROCE a combination of?

ROCE is a key measure of financial performance as it is a combination of profitability and efficiency.

Operating Profit Margin x Sales Revenue to Capital Employed

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Sales Revenue per Employee

Sales Revenue / Number of Employees

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What does Sales Revenue per Employee show?

It is a measure of how productive the workforce has been.

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What is working capital?

Working Capital = Current Assets - Current Liabilities

The key components are inventory, receivables and payables.

Companies often fail due to running out of cash, this is normally due to poor working capital control.

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Inventories Turnover Period

(Average (or year end) Inventories / Cost of Sales) x 365 days

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Settlement Period for Trade Receivables

(Average (or year end) trade receivables / Credit Sales Revenue) x 365 days

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Settlement Period for Trade Payables

(Average (or year end) trade payables / Credit Purchases Revenue) x 365 days

When purchases are not available then Cost of Sales is used.

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List the liquidity ratios.

- Current Ratio
- Quick Ratio

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Current Ratio

Current Assets / Current Liabilities

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What does the Current Ratio show?

It is a measure of how well the business is able to settle its short-term obligations as they fall due for payment.

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Quick Ratio

Current Assets - Prepayments - Inventory / Current Liabilities

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What does the Quick Ratio show?

It is a measure of how well the business is able to settle its short term obligations 'in and emergency'.

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What is over-trading?

It is when a business is operating at a level of activity that cannot be supported by the available finance.

This usually occurs in a young/growing business, or a business with a lack of financial investment.

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Where is over-trading usually reflected in?

- A lower than expected current ratio
- A lower than expected inventories turnover period
- A lower than expected settlement period for trade receivables
- A higher than expected settlement period for trade payables

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List the financial gearing ratios.

- Gearing Ratio
- Interest Cover

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Gearing Ratio

N-C Liabilities / Share Capital + Reserves + N-C Liabilities %

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What does the Gearing Ratio show?

It is a measure of the proportion of debt (interest-bearing and fixed return obligations) in the capital structure of the business.

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Interest Cover

Operating Profit / Interest Payable

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What does Interest Cover show?

It is a measure of the relative ease at which the interest charge has been covered by profits available.

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List the investment ratios.

- Dividend Payout Ratio
- Dividend Yield
- Earnings per Share
- Price/Earnings Ratio

These enable investors to measure the returns on their investment.

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Dividend Payout Ratio

Dividends Announced / Earnings for the Year Available for Dividends %

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What does the Dividend Payout Ratio show?

It shows the proportion of earnings that are paid out to shareholders.

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Dividend Yield

(Dividend per Share/(1-t)) / Market Value per Share %

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What does the Dividend Yield show?

It is a measure of the cash return from dividends relative to the current share price.

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Earnings per Share

Earnings for the year available to ordinary shareholders / Number of ordinary shares in issue

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What does Earnings per Share show?

It is a measure of the amount of profits earned for shareholders relative to the number of shares held.

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Price/Earnings Ratio

Market Value per Share / Earnings per Share

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What does the Price/Earnings Ratio show?

It is a measure of the amount of stock market confidence in the future earning power of a company.

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List the limitations of Ratio Analysis.

- Subjectivity in accounting estimates
- Flexibility in accounting rules / policies
- Accounting information is historical
- Ratios ignore inflation
- The SoFP is only a snapshot and may not be representative
- No target values for ratios so comparable data is needed
- Ignores other non-financial factors