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Accounting Coursework in a Word Document up to 1500 words with tables and graphs explaing how the calculations were made. The coursework is on the Tesco Company statements. Three files are attached, file is the coursework explanation, number two is the balance sheet, and number three is some extra information about the Tesco company as a guidance.

 

The following questions have to be answered.

 

 

Question 1:

What is (are) the principal activity(ies) of this business?

2 marks

 

Question 2:

Comment on the outcome of the auditor’s report for Tesco Plc. Briefly discuss the importance the auditor’s report with respect to financial information.

4 marks

 

Question 3:

Compute the following ratios, using the table provided below as a template:

32 marks

Profitability

a)             Return on equity (ROE)

b)            Gross profit margin

c)             Net profit margin

 

Liquidity

d)            Current ratio

 

Asset Management

e)             Inventory (stock) turnover period

f)              Trade payables’ (creditors’) turnover period

 

Other

g)             Gearing ratio

h)            Price earnings ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ratio

Expression

2013

2012

2013

result

2012

Result

Industry

Average

Eg Trade receivables period[1]

39 days

26 days

ROE

 

 

 

 

 

 

19%

Gross profit margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

10%

Net profit margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

3%

Current ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.70

Inventory turnover period

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 days

Payables’ turnover period

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 days

Gearing ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

4%

P/E ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.0 x

 

Question 4

Calculate the yearly percentage change in the following items stating, in each case, whether the change is a rise or fall:

12 Marks

a)    Sales

b)   Operating Profit

c)    Share Price

 

Question 5

Comment and reflect upon the ratios and percentage changes in items computed in your answers to questions 3 and 4.

30 marks

Question 6

Using the DuPont analysis technique, evaluate and comment on any changes in profitability (ROE) from 2012 to 2013. In particular, use the DuPont method to assess which aspects of the company’s performance have played a key role on the change in its profitability (if any).


[1] The figures used in calculating the trade receivables period ratio are provided as an example and do not reflect items on Tesco’s annual reports.

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