Contents. Average Returns and Standard Deviation: 2. Fi

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ContentsAverage Returns and Standard Deviation:.............................................................................................2Financial Health analysis........................................................................................................................3Liquidity:............................................................................................................................................3Leverage:...........................................................................................................................................4Profitability:.......................................................................................................................................5Market Preference:...........................................................................................................................6Appendix 1: Key financial inputs............................................................................................................7Pensonic............................................................................................................................................7Panasonic:.........................................................................................................................................8References:............................................................................................................................................91
Average Returns and Standard Deviation:Below table summarizes the average returns and standard deviation of closing stock prices:Data01-Apr-1131-Mar-16DividendsPensonic0.720.690.09Panasonic21.6029.682.50Average returnsPensonicPanasonicAppreciation(0.03)8.08Dividend0.092.50Total Return0.0610.58Average returns (%)2%10%Standard deviation in price0.091.96The average returns for 5 year period for Pensonic is lower than that of Panasonic. Thus Panasonichas provided more returns to the shareholders than Pensonic during the period April 1, 2011 toMarch 31, 2016. In terms of volatility in share price, the standard deviation is higher for Panasonic.2
Financial Health analysisLiquidity:Below table summarizes the liquidity ratios for both the entities.LiquidityRatiosFormulaPensonic2016Pensonic2015Pensonic2014Pensonic2013Pensonic2012CurrentRatio=Current Assets1.281.291.141.241.25Current LiabilitiesQuickRatio=Current Assets -Inventories0.750.810.600.700.64Current LiabilitiesCash Ratio= Cash and cashequivalents0.090.110.080.100.08Total AssetsLiquidityRatiosFormulaPanasonic2016Panasonic2015Panasonic2014Panasonic2013Panasonic2012CurrentRatio=Current Assets3.683.733.624.014.79Current LiabilitiesQuickRatio=Current Assets -Inventories3.473.473.463.874.62Current LiabilitiesCash Ratio= Cash and cashequivalents0.610.640.630.610.62Total AssetsFrom the overall view, the liquidity ratio is expected to be more than 1 to suggest flexibility insettlement of short term obligations. Panasonic’s liquidity position is far superior to that of Pensonicas the former has current ratio of 3.68 and quick ratio of 3.47. The cash ratio of Panasonic is 61% asagainst 9% for Pensonic. Thus of the total assets held by Panasonic, 61% is held in cash and cashequivalents suggesting a very good cash position for it. Thus from the liquidity point of view,Panasonic’s financial health is better as it has huge cash reserves. This suggests that the company isable to generate enough cash out of operations to manage growth and sustenance.3
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