Selected financial data in thousands of dollars for the Hunter Corporation are listed in the text.
a. Calculate Hunter’s rate of return on total assets in 2015 and in 2014. Did the ratio improve or worsen?
b. Diagram the expanded Du Pont system for Hunter for 2015. Insert the appropriate dollar amounts wherever possible.
c. Use the Du Pont system to calculate the return on assets for the two years, and determine why they changed.