You are an investor who is considering adding Harley Davidson to your portfolio. As such, you are interested in the company’s record of profitability, prospects for the future, degree of risk, and how it compares with others in the industry. From that point of view, answer the following questions:
1. What was Harley Davidson rate of sales growth for the last 3 years?
2. What is it forecasted to be during the next three years? What are your sources and assumptions. You will need to project.
3. What was Harley Davidson net income growth last 3 years?
4. What is it forecasted to be in the next three years? What are your sources and assumptions. You will need to project.
5. Is projected net income growing faster or slower than projected sales?
6. After computing these values, take a hard look at the most recent income statement data to see if you want to make any adjustments.
7. How does XXXX’s current ratio for the current year compared to a peer company?
8. How does it compare to the industry average?... obtain industry average from Yahoo Finance.
9. Compute XXXX’s current ratio for each year in the 10K. What is happening?
10. What is XXXX’s total debt-to-assets ratio for each year in the 10K?
11. Is any trend evident in the four-year period?
12. Does XXXX in have more or less debt than the average company in the industry? What does this imply?
13. What is XXXX’s average accounts receivable collection period for each year in the 10K? (Assume all sales are for credit)
14. Is the period getting longer or shorter? What are the consequences?
15. How does XXXX’s return-on-equity ratio (ROE) compare to a peer and the industry for the most recent year in the 10K?
16. Using the Dupont method, compare the positions of XXXX and Peer. Compute ROE for each company using the following formula: ROE = Profit margin × Asset turnover/(1—Debt to assets)
17. Compare the results to determine the sources of ROE for each company.