Refer to the 2011 annual report of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited available on SEDAR
(www.sedar.com) or the company's website (www.canadiantire.ca). Note that the company provides a 10-year financial review at the end of its annual report. This summary gives relevant comparative information that is useful for determining trends and predicting the company's future results and position.
Prepare three graphs covering the 2007 to 2011 period (express all amounts in $000). The first graph is for net earnings from continuing operations over this five-year period, the second for working capital, and the third for the current ratio. Based on the graphs, predict the values you might expect for the next fiscal period.