Market determines are useful for analyzing publicly traded corporations. Many of these calculates use stock price, which reflects the market's (public's) expectation for the company. This contains expectations of both company risk and return - as the market perceives it. Some of the vital ratios express income, dividends, and market prices on a per share basis. As such, these ratios appeal primarily to common shareholders, particularly when weighing investment possibilities. These ratios focus less on the fundamental soundness of a company and more on its investment characteristics. Required:
1. Measure earnings per share for your company for the last 3 years. SHOW THE CALCULATION. Now write the basic earnings per share shown in the financial statements. Do you arrive at the similar answer? What might have caused any differences?
2. Measure the price-earnings, dividend payout, and dividend yield ratios for your company for the last 3 years.
3. What do your calculations indicate about your company? What are the ratio trends?