Refer to the financial information at the back of the book for Panera Bread and Chipotle. Required

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Refer to the financial information at the back of the book for Panera Bread and Chipotle.

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Part A. The Ratio Analysis Model
For each company, determine:
The debt-to-equity ratio

Is the debt-to-equity ratio of either company too high?Have the companies effectively used leverage? Replicate the five steps in the Ratio Analysis Model on pages 474–475 to perform the analysis.

1. Formulate the Question
2. Gather the Information from the Financial Statements
3. Calculate the Ratio
4. Compare the Ratio with Other Ratios
5. Interpret the Ratios

Part B. The Business Decision Model
If you were an investor, would you be willing to lend money to either or both companies based on their use of debt?

1. Formulate the Question
2. Gather Information from the Financial Statements and Other Sources
3. Analyze the Information Gathered
4. Make the Decision
5. Monitor Your Decision

Five Steps From Analysis Model:

1. Formulate the Question
2. Gather the Information from the Financial Statements
3. Calculate the Ratios for PepsiCo, Inc.
4. Compare the Ratio with Others
5. Interpret the Results

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