Marks and Spencer financial performance analysis

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FINANCIALPERFORMANCEANALYSIS OF A GROUPOF COMPANIES
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................3SECTION-A.........................................................................................................................................3Section-B..............................................................................................................................................7Conclusion............................................................................................................................................9REFERENCES...................................................................................................................................102
INTRODUCTIONFinancial Analysis is the detailed explanation of the Company's annual reports andFinancial Statements in order to project a comparative analysis of its past,present and futurerevenues. This process of reviewing helps the company to plan and make a better economicdecision making and take effective strategic decisions(Subramanian and Ravichandran, 2016)..The following report presents the analysis of the financial statements of Marks And Spencer Plcwhich is the large multi brand leading retailer in UK. This company is operating over 1382 storesall over the world dealing mainly in packed Food items, clothing and home products. Also thecompany has an online platform to buy its products in domestic as well as internationally.The key competitors of the company are Next Plc, ASDA group, Tesco Plc. Thus the analysis ofthe data will be made in comparison to the other competitors operating in the industry will makean effective judgment for prospective investors(Orlitzky, Schmidt, and Rynes, 2009).SECTION-AProfitability Analysis-Gross Profit Ratio implies how much gross profit is generated from the sales incurredduring the period. It is given by-Gross Profit/ Net salesNet Profit ratio is the measure of the income derived from the sales during the period. Itis given byNet Profit/Net SalesReturn On Capital Employed measures the percentage return derived by the investmentor capital contributed by the shareholders. It is given byNet profit before interest and taxes / Capitalemployed3
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