Scenario Analysis: Woolworths Ltd Ratio Analysis

Question

During 2012 the Australian company Woolworths Ltd (WOW) sold its subsidiary business called Dick Smith Electronics. Within 8 months of the FOR SALE sign going up Anchorage bought the Dick Smith Business for $20 million. This is the same amount Woolworths Ltd bought the Dick Smith Business for 30 years ago. (Woolworths Ltd bought the business from Dick Smith the man.)
Refer to the 2012 preliminary financial report of Woolworths Ltd (WOW) on their Web site http://www.woolworthslimited.com.au/. (Actual report address is http://www.woolworthslimited.com.au/icms_docs/135571_FY12_Preliminary_Final_Report.pdf) Answer the question
For Woolworths Ltd using the 2012 year compute the ROE, profit margin ratio, asset turnover ratio, current ratio, debt to equity ratio, interest coverage ratio, NTAB, EPS, DPS and the PER.

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The question belongs to Accounting and it is about Woolworths Ltd, an Australian company’s accounting analysis. In this question, calculations such as return on equity, profit margin ratio, asset turnover ratio, current ratio, debt to equity ratio, interest coverage ratio, etc have been given in the solution.

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