With this case, a comparison is made between thre

With this case, a comparison is made between thre

With this case, a comparison is made between three firms indifferent industries using netprofit margin, total asset turnover and current ratio.Net Profit Margin Total Asset Turnover Current RatioFirm A 1.67% 3.40 times 1.16Firm B 21.48% 1.06 times 2.01Firm C 4.44% 1.49 times 1.71(CASE 8-6 CONTINUED) 1. AppleFiscal year 2010 ended September 25, 2010, and consisted of 52weeksApple, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectivelyApple or the Company)designs, manufactures and markets a range of personal computers,mobilecommunication and media devices, and portable digital musicplayers, and sells a varietyof related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions,and third-party digitalcontent and applications. 10-KSource: Apple, 2010 10-K 2. CosWholesale CorporationFiscal year ended August 29, 2010, and consisted of 52 weeksWe operate membership warehouses based on the concept thatoffering our memberslow prices on a limited selection of nationally branded andselected private-labelproducts in a wide range of merchandise categories will producehigh sales volumes andrapid inventory turnover. 10-KSource: CosWholesale Corporation 2010 10-K 3. Target CorporationFiscal year 2010 ended January 29, 2011, and consisted of 52weeksOur Retail Segment includes all of our merchandising operations,including our fullyintegrated online business. We offer everyday essentials andfashionable, differentiatedmerchandise at discounted prices. 10-KSource: Target Corporation 2010 10-KRequireda. Which firm is Firm A? Comment on your reasons.b. Which firm is Firm B? Comment on your reasons.c. Which firm is Firm C? Comment on your reasons.


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