# Refer to the financial statement information of General Mills reprinted at the back of the book. Required 1. Compute the following ratios and other amounts for each of the two years, ending May 31, 2009, and May 25, 2008. Because only two years of data are given on the balance sheets, to be consistent, you should use year-end balances for

Chapter 13, Decision Cases #4

Refer to the financial statement information of General Mills reprinted at the back of the book.

Required

1. Compute the following ratios and other amounts for each of the two years, ending May 31, 2009, and May 25, 2008. Because only two years of data are given on the balance sheets, to be consistent, you should use year-end balances for each year in lieu of average balances. Assume 360 days to a year. State any other necessary assumptions in making the calculations. Round all ratios to the nearest one-tenth of a percent.

a. Working capital

b. Current ratio

c. Acid-test ratio

d. Cash flow from operations to current liabilities

e. Debt-to-equity ratio

f. Cash flow from operations to capital expenditures

g. Asset turnover

h. Return on sales

i. Return on assets

j. Return on common stockholders’ equity

2. What is your overall analysis of the financial health of General Mills?

Required

1. Compute the following ratios and other amounts for each of the two years, ending May 31, 2009, and May 25, 2008. Because only two years of data are given on the balance sheets, to be consistent, you should use year-end balances for each year in lieu of average balances. Assume 360 days to a year. State any other necessary assumptions in making the calculations. Round all ratios to the nearest one-tenth of a percent.

a. Working capital

b. Current ratio

c. Acid-test ratio

d. Cash flow from operations to current liabilities

e. Debt-to-equity ratio

f. Cash flow from operations to capital expenditures

g. Asset turnover

h. Return on sales

i. Return on assets

j. Return on common stockholders’ equity

2. What is your overall analysis of the financial health of General Mills?

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