use a financial Internet website www.morningstar.com to analyze HP Inc.

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use a financial Internet website www.morningstar.com to analyze HP Inc.

Looking at Morningstar’s Profitability ratios what has happened to HP’s profit margin (net margin %) over the past 10 years? What has happened to its return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) over the past 10 years?

 

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In Chapter 3 we looked at Dunkin’ Brands’ financial statements. In this chapter we will use a financial Internet website www.morningstar.com to analyze HP Inc. a computer hardware company. Once on the website you simply enter HP Inc.’s ticker symbol (HPQ) to obtain the financial information needed. We will also perform a trend analysis where we evaluate changes in key ratios over time.

Through the Morningstar website you can find the firm’s financials (Income Statement Balance Sheet and Cash Flow) on an annual or quarterly basis for the five most recent time periods. In addition the site contains Key Ratios (Profitability Growth Cash Flow Financial Health and Efficiency) for 10 years. We will use the Key Ratios on this site to conduct the firm’s trend analysis. (At the bottom of the screen you will see that you can click “Glossary” to find definitions for the different ratios. For example Morningstar’s Financial Leverage ratio is the same as the Equity multiplier that we use in the textbook.)

Discussion Questions
1. Looking at Morningstar’s Financial Health ratios what has happened to HP’s liquidity position over the past 10 years?

  1. Looking at Morningstar’s Financial Health ratios what has happened to HP’s financial leverage position (looking at both its financial leverage and debt/equity ratios) over the past 10 years?
  2. Looking at Morningstar’s Profitability ratios what has happened to HP’s profit margin (net margin %) over the past 10 years? What has happened to its return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) over the past 10 years?
  3. Looking at Morningstar’s Efficiency ratios how well has it managed its assets (as measured by days sales outstanding inventory turnover