Use the Internet to research an annual report of a retail company.
Then, imagine you are an investor or creditor; suggest the ratios that you believe would provide an investor or creditor with the most important information needed to make accurate predictions about the company’s financial condition.
When analyzing a company, is it more important to compare the ratios to competitors or to the company’s previous history?
Provide a rationale for your response.
Note: Students using the online discussion thread must provide a link or instructions to the researched report.