Carson Electronics management has long viewed BGT Electronics as an
Carson Electronics’ management has long viewed BGT Electronics as an industry leader and uses this firm as a model firm for analyzing its own performance. The balance sheets and income statements for the two firms are as follows:


a. Calculate the following ratios for both Carson and BGT:
Current ratio ......... Operating return on assets
Times interest earned ..... Debt ratio
Inventory turnover ...... Average collection period
Total asset turnover ....... Fixed asset turnover
Operating profit margin .... Return on equity
b. Analyze the differences you observe between the two firms. Comment on what you view as weaknesses in the performance of Carson as compared to BGT that Carson’s management might focus on to improve itsoperations.
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