Croatan Company's current ratio for 2012 was 1.42, which was slightly above the current ratio for similar companies in its industry. Croatan's quick ratio for 2012 was 0.68, which is substantially lower than for similar companies in its industry. What conclusion would you reach based on this information?
113.Salem Company is seeking a short-term loan from its local bank. The banker needs assurance that the company will be able to repay the loan. Describe three financial ratios the banker should consider including in the loan approval process. What information does each of your selected ratios provide?
114.For Perrone Corporation, return on equity is substantially higher than return on investment. What does that tell you about the company?
115.Gamma Company and Chi Company are similar and similar-sized companies operating in the same industry. At the end of the most recent year, Gamma's price/earnings ratio was 22.0, and Chi's price/earnings ratio was 14.2. What conclusion would you draw based on the difference in price/earnings ratios for the two companies?
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