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Assignment on Ratio Analysis of  Singer Bangladesh Limited
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SBL, a multi product financial Institution, We have analyzed on ratio of SBL, on the basis of that, on the common size analysis, we have compared the company’s 4 years performance (2004-07), and that is not so very good position. Though the earning per show and dividend per share’s reset is good, but the debt ratio, total asset turnover ratio, fixed asset turnover ratio current ratio, DSO, net profitability margin ratio, return on asset, return on common equity are not in good position.

OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

  • To know about a company’s past present and future position.
  • To understand and compare a company’s internal position to make necessary aid.

Limitation of the Study

  • Analysis based on company (SBL) annual report (2004-07).
  • We can’t get the current Annual Report of SBL (2008).

Sources

  • SBL Annual Report 2007,2006,2005,2004.
  • Dhaka Stock Exchange.
  • SBL Main Office.

Company Profile

Company Name:

SINGER BANGLADESH LIMITED (SBL)

Corporate History.                                                                    

# Year of Establishment of/ Incorporation                       1979

# Commencement of Leasing Business                             1987

# Establishment of Branch in the main port city,

   Chittagong                                                                                  1991

# Listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange                              1993

# Licensed by Bangladesh Bank for deposit taking     1995

His vision

To be the most admired and respected family company in the country.

His mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people by providing comforts and conveniences at affordable prices.

Communize Analysis/ Time Series Analysis

This analysis we can evaluates performance of the internal progress year to year. Here we have analyzed of the year 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.

SBL

                                                                                                TK-in million

SIName of the Ratio2007200620052004
1Profit Margin- Profitability Ratio2.86%4.58%2.83%5.68%
2Return on Asset- Profitability Ratio4.44%6.51%3.10%7.17%
3Return on Equity- Profitability Ratio27.29%35.42%22.76%42.41%

 

4Receivable Turnover- Asset Utilization6.766.687.808.16
5Average Collection Period-Asset Utilization53.2853.8646.1744.15
6Inventory Turnover- Asset Utilization2.542.532.732.54
7Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio- Asset Utilization10.878.3610.2310.675
8Total Asset Turnover Ratio- Asset Utilization1.551.421.0941.353
9Current Ratio- Liquidity Ratio1.211.231.411.66
10Quick Ratio- Liquidity Ratio0.510.540.820.67
11Debt. Ratio- Debt Utilization ratio83.74%81.62%86.38%81.85%
12Time Interest Earned- Debt Utilization ratio.1.792.084.1713.457
13Fixed Charge Coverage- Debt Utilization ratio1.792.084.1613.46
14Earning Per Share(EPS)61.2670.1829.1347.75
15Dividend Per Share(DPS)35.0035.0030.0080.0

Profit Margin Ratio

Net profitability margin ratio measures the percentage of each sales money remaining after all costs and expenses, including interest, taxes and preferred stock dividends, have been deducted.

The analyses of 5 years of SBL are, as follows:

2007200620052004
2.86%4.58%2.83%5.68%

Interpretation

In 2007 the net profit margin ratio was 2.86% which is lower then 2006 and 2004 where the ratios were 4.58% and 5.68% and this as not better performance of the firm.

Recommendation

Company should increase their EBIT to keep increasing net profit.

Return on Asset

Return on asset, often called the return on investment. It measures the overall effectiveness of management in generating profits with its available assets.

Higher rate of this ratio indicates the higher/ better position of a firm. Our analysis of the firm SBL are:

2007

2006

2005

2004

4.44%6.51%3.10%7.17%

Interpretation

In 2004 the ratio was 7.17% which was higher then 2005, 2006 and 2007 where the ratios were 3.10%,6.51% and 4.44% and these indicates the poor position then 2004.

Recommendation

The position of the firm is very bad according to this ratio so it should need to increase its Net income as soon as possible to improve or increase the company situation.

Return on Stockholders Equity

 The ratio of net income to common equity measures the return on common equity or the rate of return on stockholders investment,

If the present return on equity is more then past ratios that indicates the better position to the present then past. Our analysis of ROE of SBL are given below

2007

2006

2005

2004

27.29%35.42%22.76%42.41%

Interpretation

In 2004 the return on common equity of SBL was 42.41% which is higher then 2005 where the ratio was 22.76%. The best position of the ratio was in 2004 where the ratio was 42.41% and in 2006 and 2007 ratio were 35.42% and 27.29%.

Recommendation

Company should increase its Net Income against of Stockholders equity to improve the situation of this company.

Receivables turnover

The receivables turnover indicates the number of times on the average that receivables turnover each year.

The ratio of receivables turnover of this firm is given below:

2007200620052004
6.766.687.808.16

Interpretation:

In 2004 the debt ratio of the SBL was 8.16 which is higher then 2005, where the ratio was7.80. But this is higher then 2006, 2007 where the ratios were 6.68& 6.76.

Recommendation

Company must increase the ratio by decreasing total liabilities or increasing total asset for achieving better position.

Average collection period (DSO)

Average collection period also called Days sales outstanding (DSO), is used evaluate the firm’s ability to collect its credit sales in a timely manner.

The ratio of Average collection period of this firm is given below:

2007200620052004
53.2853.8646.1744.15

Recommendation:

In 2004 the DSO of SBL was 44.15 days which was increased. But this also too much time to collect A/R. In 2005, 2006, 2007 the time was 46.17, 53.86 and 53.28.

Interpretation:

Much should aware about this fact that they should try to decrease the time period to collect money from A/R to get a good position.

Inventory turnover:

This ratio indicates the efficiency of the firm’s in selling product.

The ratio of inventory turnover of this firm is given below:

2007200620052004
2.542.532.732.54

Interpretation:

In 2004 the inventory turnover ratio of the SBL was 2.54 which is very close to one another. And here in 2005, 2006, 2007 the ratio was 2.73, 2.53 and 2.54.

Recommendation

Company must increase the ratio by decreasing total liabilities or increasing total asset in better position.

Fixed Asset Turnover

The fixed asset turnover ration measures how effectively the firm uses its plant and equipment to help generate sales. It is the ration of sales to fixed assts.

If the present fixed asset turnover ratio is greater than past ratio that would be better for a company. Our analyses of SBL for fixed asset turnover ratio of 4ears are

2007200620052004
10.878.3610.2310.675

Interpretation

In 2004, fixed asset turnover ratio was 10.675which was less then 2007, where the ratio was10.87. We can also see in 2005 & 2006’s ratio were 10.23 &8.36.

Recommendation

By this analysis we can understand that sales position is good according to its fixed asset which indicates that company’s effective uses the fixed assets. So to improve this salutation company should increase it sales by using its fixed assets most effectively.

Total Asset Turnover

The total Asset turnover ratio measures how effectively the firm uses its total assets to help generate sales. It is the ratio of sales to total assets.

If the present total assets turnover ratio is higher then previous it would be better for the company’s present performance. Our analysis of this ratio of SBL of 4 ears is,

2007200620052004
1.551.421.0941.353

Interpretation

In 2004 the total asset turnover was 1.353which is lower then   2007 where the ratio was 1.55 But there are lower performance in2005, 2006 where the ratio were 1.094, 1.42.

Recommendation

By the analysis we can say that, company must increase their sales.

Current Ratio

The Current ration measures then ability firm’s to meet its short-tern obligations.

Current Asset includes cash, account receivable and inventories. And current liabilities consist of all payables, current maturities of long tern debt, accrued expenses. It the current liabilities are rising fast than current Assets, the CR will fall and when CR is increased this post year, the present performance of the company will be better then post performance. Here is the 4years CR of SBL:

2007200620052004
1.211.231.411.66

 Interpretation:

In 2007 the CR of SBL was tell which was lower than 2004 when the ratio 1.21which is worst position during 4 years. 2004 are the sure which was considered as good performance.

Recommendation:

By the analysis of 4 years CR of SBL. We can find that the company hasn’t done well over the year and to improve the situation it should graphically enlarge CR by increasing CA or decreasing CL. 

Quick ratio:

The quick ratio or acid test ratio is calculated by deducting inventories from current assets and dividing the result by current liabilities. The quick ratio is a variation of the current ratio.

The ratio of Quick ratio f this firm is given below:

2007200620052004
0.510.540.820.67

Interpretation:

In 2004 the debt ratio of the SBL was 0.67which is higher then 2007, where the ratio was0.51. But this is lower then 2005, 2006, where the ratios were 0.82, 0.54.

Recommendation

Company must decrease the ratio by decreasing total liabilities or increasing total asset in better position.

Debt Ratio 

The debt ratio measures the proportion of total assets financed by the firm’s creditors.

Total debt includes both CL and LLB tern debt, creditors prefer low debt ratios because the lower the ratio the greater the cushion against creditors losses in the event of liquidation. Our analysis of this ratio of SBL for 4 years is given below:

2007200620052004
83.74%81.62%86.38%81.85%

Interpretation:

In 2004 the debt ratio of the SBL was 81.86 which is lower then 2007, where the ratio was 83.74. But this is lower then 2005 where the ratios 86.38%

Recommendation:

Company must decrease the ratio by decreasing total liabilities or increasing total asset in better position.

Time Interest Earned Ratio

The time interest earned ratio, measures the firm’s ability to make contractual interest payment, Sometimes it also called as interest coverage ratio.

This ratio measures the extent to which operating income can decline before the form is unable to meet its annual interest costs. If the present ratio is higher then post then it would better for the firm. But the company has to pay tax fewer for lower time interest earned. Our analyses of this SBL are,

2007200620052004
1.792.084.1713.46

Interpretation

In 2004 the time interest earned ratio was 13.46 which were higher then 2007, where the ratio was 1.79. In 2006 though ratio was 2.08 which was lower than 2005.

Recommendation

By the analysis of 4 years ratio we can say that, if the company wishes to decrease its taxation, the company should increase their EBIT.

Fixed charge coverage 

Fixed charge coverage measures the firm’s ability to meet all fixed obligations rather then interest payment alone, on the assumption that failure to meet any financial obligation will endanger the position of the firm.

The ratio of fixed charge coverage of this firm is given below:

2007200620052004
1.792.084.1613.46

Interpretation:

In 2004 the time interest earned ratio was 13.46 which were higher then 2007, where the ratio was 1.79. In 2006 though ratio was 2.08 which was lower than 2005.

Recommendation:

By the analysis of 4 years ratio we can say that, if the company wishes to decrease its taxation, the company should increase their EBIT.

 Earning Per share (EPS) 

EPS represents the amount canned on behalf of each outstanding share of common stock not the amount of earnings actually distributed to share holders.

The ratio of EPS of this firm is given below:

2007200620052004
61.2670.1829.1347.75

Interpretation:

In 2007 the earning per share of SBL was 61.26% which is lower than 2006, where the ratio was 70.18%. But the ratio of 2005 was 29.1% which is lower than 2004 where the ratio was 47.75%.

Recommendation:

EPS is closely watched by then investing public and is considered an important indictor of corporate EPS success and by the above analysis we can see the good position of the firm.

Dividend Per Share (DPS) 

DPS represent the amount of cash actually distributed to each shareholder.

Here is the dividend per share of the SBL,

2007200620052004
35.0035.0030.0080.00

Interpretation:

The ratio of dividend per share of 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 are 35%, 35%, 30%and 80%. Which are same over 2 years and it decreases 50% in 2005.It rises 5%in 2006.

Recommendation:

Ratio rate was by this analysis we can see the increasing and this should be encourage to be attract the shareholder.

Final Recommendation

The EPS and DPS of the SBL were in good position but the firm must should be were of its increasing liabilities. And it also try to utilize it’s assets by effective uses. In other hands the time period of required account receivable collecting which should be decreased. And to increase the total asset turnover the firm should increase its sales and to increase its net income, it should increase its EBT company must should were of these fact to reach in the better position.

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