Graded Discussion Week 1 Please Note That If You Edit Your Initial Response Orig

Graded Discussion Week 1 

Please note that if you edit your initial response (Original Post), you will not get  credit for the Original Post. The discussions are set up as “Must post first”.

ROE and DuPont analysis

Read the articles:

  1. How Did Deltic Timber Corporation’s (DEL) 3.41% ROE Fare Against The Industry? –

By Liz Campbell

Simply Wall St. October 5, 2017

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/did-deltic-timber-corporation-del-113618019.html

2)      With A Recent ROE Of 3.33%, Can Glen Burnie Bancorp (GLBZ) Catch Up To Its Industry?

By Brent Freeman

Simply Wall St. October 5, 2017

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/recent-roe-3-33-glen-195619168.html

3)      What You Must Know About Continental Materials Corporation’s (CUO) Return on Equity

By Bernadette Hatcher

Simply Wall St. October 5, 2017

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/must-know-continental-materials-corporation-180614863.html

You can use the company assigned for you for the project and one of its peer competitor.

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

 To find a company’s ratios, enter the desired stock symbol and request a basic quote.  Once you have the basic quote, click on Key Ratios. ROE and it’s components for DuPont formula can be found under Profitability. Debt/equity ratio can be found under Key Ration – Financial Health.

To find the list of industry peers, click on Quote and then click on Industry Peers. To get into the peer competitor page you can simply click on the name of the peer competitor in the list of Industry Peers.

Your assignment:

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

You are expected to make your own contribution in a main topic as well as respond with value added comments to at least two of your classmates as well as to your instructor.

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

  1. 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 debt/equity ratio in your analysis.
  2. 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 debt/equity ratio of peer competitor in your analysis.
  3. Has the company’s ROE changed over the last three years? What was the main factor that influenced this change?
  4. Compare the ratios of you 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? 

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