Identify possible actions to help boost profitability

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A. One asset management ratio, the inventory turnover ratio, is defined as revenues di- vided by inventories. Would this ratio be more important for a medical device manu- facturer or a hospital management company?


B.Assume that Old Gatorland and Badger Manor, two operators of nursing homes, have fiscal years that end at different times-say, one in June and one in December. Would this fact cause any problems when comparing ratios between the two businesses?


C. Assume a large physician group practice has a low return on equity (ROE). How could Du Pont analysis be used to identify possible actions to help boost profitability?

 

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