Marriott International Inc and Hilton Hotels Corporation are two major owners and
Marriott International, Inc., and Hilton Hotels Corporation are two major owners and managers of lodging and resort properties in the United States.
Abstracted income statement information from the two companies is as follows for a recent year:


Balance sheet information is as follows:


The average liabilities, stockholders' equity, and total assets were as follows:


1. Determine the following ratios for both companies (round to one decimal place after the whole percent):
a. Rate earned on total assets
b. Rate earned on total stockholders' equity
c. Number of times interest charges are earned
d. Ratio of liabilities to stockholders' equity

2. Analyze and compare the two companies, using the information in (1). Be sure to use at least 1 outside reference to support youranalysis.
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