Financial Ratio Analysis - Additional question 18

Additional question 18

Jarvis Porter Group plc provides printing and manufacturing of labels, packaging and promotional products.

You are required to undertake a full review of Jarvis Porter Group's

  • profitability
  • rates of return
  • liquidity
  • asset usage

Consequently, you need to go to the database and obtain all of the information you need to evaluate the ratios under each of the above headings.

You should find the following additional information useful: include as much of this as possible in your analysis of the business.

Jarvis Porter Group plc
Five Year record
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Turnover (£m) 95.40 101.20 106.40 108.80 60.10
Profit/(loss) before tax (£m) 12.40 14.00 5.00 -0.20 -4.30
Shareholders' funds ( m) 28.00 26.30 23.50 26.70 23.10
Earnings/(loss) per share (pence) 14.60 20.00 -5.40 -54.90 -7.70
Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share (pence) 17.70 20.00 5.30 -3.40 -7.70
Equity dividends (pence) 7.35 7.80 3.75 70.00 0.00
Average number of employees 1,066 1,215 1,392 1,344 760

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