Consider the data for Specialty Department Stores presented in Problem.

1. Prepare a common-size income statement and balance sheet for Specialty. The first column of each statement should present Specialty’s common-size statement, and the second column, the industry averages.
2. For the profitability analysis, compute Specialty’s (a) gross profit percentage and (b) profit margin ratio. Compare these figures with the industry averages. Is Specialty’s profit performance better or worse than the industry average?
3. For the analysis of financial position, compute Specialty’s (a) current ratio and (b) debt to equity ratio. Compare these ratios with the industry averages. Assume the current ratio industry average is 1.47 and the debt to equity industry average is 1.83. Is Specialty’s financial position better or worse than the industryaverages?

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