Question: Net sales net income and total assets for Westover Shipping

Net sales, net income, and total assets for Westover Shipping, Inc., for a five-year period follow:

1. Compute trend percentages for each item for 2011 through 2014. Use 2010 as the base year, and round to the nearest percent.
2. Compute the rate of return on net sales for 2012 through 2014, rounding to three decimal places. Explain what this means.
3. Compute asset turnover for 2012 through 2014. Explain what this means.
4. Use DuPont Analysis to compute rate of return on average total assets (ROA) for 2012 through 2014.
5. How does Westover Shipping’s return on net sales for 2014 compare with previous years?
How does it compare with that of the industry? In the shipping industry, rates above 9% are considered good, and rates above 11% are outstanding.
6. Evaluate Westover Shipping, Inc.’s ROA for 2014, compared with previous years, and against an 18% benchmark for theindustry.

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