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The condensed income statements through income from operations for Dell Inc. and

Apple Inc. for recent fiscal years follow (numbers in millions of    dollars):



Dell Inc.

Apple Inc.




Cost of sales



Gross profit



Selling, general, and administrative expenses

$  8,102


Research and development



Operating expenses

$  9,174


Income from operations

$  3,012



Prepare comparative common-sized statements, rounding percents to one decimal place.  Interpret  the analyses.


Deere & Co. manufactures and distributes farm and construction machinery that it sells around the world. In addition to its manufacturing operations, Deere & Co.?s credit division loans money to customers to finance the purchase of their farm and construction equipment.

The following information is available for three recent years (in millions except per- share amounts):



Year 3

Year 2

Year 1

Net income (loss)

$3,064 .7

$2,799 .9

$1,865 .0

Preferred dividends

$0 .00

$0 .00

$0 .00

Interest expense

$782 .8

$759 .4

$811 .4

Shares outstanding for computing earnings per share







Cash dividend per share

$1 .79

$1 .52

$1 .16

Average total assets




Average  stockholders? equity




Average stock price per share

$79 .27

$80 .48

$61 .18

1.     Calculate the following ratios for each year (Round percentages to one decimal place):

a.    Rate earned on total assets

b.   Rate earned on stockholders? equity

c.    Earnings per share

d.   Dividend yield

e.    Price-earnings ratio

2.     What is the ratio of average liabilities to average stockholders? equity for Year 3?

3.     Based on these data, evaluate Deere & Co.?s performance.




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