Target Corporation: Compute various ratios and analyze
I’m using the Target Corporation and I need help computing the Current Ratio, Inventory turnover ratio, Accounts receivable turnover ratio, debt to equity, return on assets, return on equity, and gross margin on sales. The numbers are: Current Ratio: 1.80, Inventory Turnover Ratio: 6.79, Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio: 1.47, Debt to Equity: 123.37, Return on Assets: 6.10, Return on Equity: 15.88, and Gross Margin on Sales: 26.72%.
What do these ratios indicate about the company?
Who would be interested in each of the ratios listed above? Why?
How well is this company doing? If possible, find the industry ratios for comparison.
What other information would be useful for investors and creditors in making economic decisions about this company?