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Quiver Corporation and Swaze Corporation, two corporations of roughly the same size, are both involved in the manufacture of umbrellas. Each company depreciates its plant assets using the straight-line approach. An investigation of their financial statements reveals the following information.


Instructions
(a) For each company, calculate these values:
(1) Return on assets.
(2) Profit margin.
(3) Asset turnover.
(b) Based on your calculations in part (a), comment on the relative effectiveness of the two companies in using their assets to generate sales. What factors complicate your ability to compare the twocompanies?


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