Access the 2010 annual report for Columbia Sportswear Company by clicking on the Investor Relations, Financial Information, and Annual Reports links at
a. Examine the company's balance sheet and conduct horizontal and vertical analyses of net property, plant, and equipment. Round percentages to one decimal points (e.g., 45.2%).
b. Calculate the company's 2010 fixed asset turnover ratio. Also, calculate the company's average age and useful life ratios at the end of 2010. Cost and accumulated depreciation data can be found in Note 6 to the financial statements. Depreciation and amortization expense can be found in Note 18 (Segment Information).
c. Examine the company's statement of cash flows. How much cash did the company spend on property and equipment over the three years presented?
d. Based on your answers above, write a paragraph explaining your opinion of Columbia's fixed asset position. Use your answers as supporting facts.

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