Business Finance Discussion- Course Materials Only

For this discussion, you will get financial information using www.morningstar.com website.

Please long at www.morningstar.com.

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Type the stock symbol (BGS) in the search window. This is the window just below the title MORNINGSTAR on the top of the screen.

Once you have your company page, click on Key Ratios.

Click on Full Key Ratios Data.
https://financials.morningstar.com/ratios/r.html?t=0P00008WF2&culture=en&platform=sal

ROE and its components for DuPont formula can be found under Profitability. The debt/equity ratio can be found under Key Ratios – Financial Health.

To get the list of competitors now, you need to click on Analysis – and click on Competitors.
https://www.morningstar.com/stocks/xnys/bgs/quote

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Please also note that your answers should be written in your own words. Don’t use quotes from the articles.

In your initial response to the topic, you have to answer all the questions.

Find ROE, Net profit margin (listed as net margin), asset turnover, financial leverage for the last three years for your company. You also may use the debt/equity ratio in your analysis.
Find ROE, Net profit margin (listed as net margin), asset turnover, financial leverage for the last year for its major peer competitor. You also may use the debt/equity ratio of peer competitors in your analysis.
Has the company’s ROE changed over the last three years? What was the main factor that influenced this change?
Compare the ratios of your company to the peer competitor. If the management of the company would like to improve their return on equity, what should the management of the company do?
Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words reflecting on precisely what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could app