ITS a case study about a public limited company (see additional files) with an income statement from 2014 to 2017.
(a) Compute the following ratios for Stylz plc
I. Return on shareholders’ fund
II. Return on capital employed
III. Gross profit margin
IV. Operating profit margin
V. Current ratio
VI. Acid test
VII. Inventory turnover period
VIII. Trade receivable settlement period
IX. Trade payable settlement period
X. Working capital cycle
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(b) Analyse the performance and position of Stylz plc.
(c) Do you think Sean had “all the cards” as he claims?
(d) Provide a reflective report (1000 words) on outlining (i), how you completed this assessment and (ii).
You will need to think carefully about how best to explain your case within the permitted number of 1000 words, using, for example, an appropriate mix of text, drawings, diagrams and tables, supplemented by information contained in appendices.
Please also remember that a report can be enhanced or damaged through layout, for example, placing all tables and drawings in appendices can hamper the flow of discussion. Decisions therefore need to be made about the most appropriate place to use tables etc, to support your case.
The specified word count refers to the main body of the report and does not include front cover, title page, contents page, executive summary, reference list, bibliography or appendices. The word count does include headings, tables and in-text citations, but not equations or diagrams.
Appendices themselves will not be marked. However, inappropriate use of appendices will be taken into consideration when awarding the final mark.
1000 words that exceed the maximum allowed will not be marked.