M&S Plc’s Financial Performance : Report

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................3Analyzing financial performance of M&S in against to Debenhams Plc..............................3Weaknesses of ratio analysis..................................................................................................8RECOMMENDATIONS...........................................................................................................8REFERENCES.........................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONFinancial statement analysis may be served as a monetary tool which helps companyin getting information about its performance level. In this regard, by doing ratio analysisbusiness unit can obtain information about its profitability, liquidity and solvency aspect. Thepresent report is based on M&S Plc which is one the largest retail business organization ofUK. In this, the present report will shed light on M&S Plc’s financial performance in againstto its competitors such as Debenhams Plc.Analyzing financial performance of M&S in against to Debenhams PlcRatio analysis of M&S Plc and Debenhams Plc is enumerated below:Profitability ratioParticularsFormulasAmount (In Millions)M&S PlcDebenhams PlcProfitabilityratios2015201620152016Gross profit (GP)3986412893.585.9Net profits (NP)487407113.5105.8Operating profit(OP)620515134.1118.6Sales revenues10311105552322.72341.7Gross profitmargin(GP / Salesrevenue)*10038.66%39.11%4.03%3.67%Net profit margin(NP / Salesrevenue)*1004.72%3.86%4.89%4.52%operating profitmargin(OP / Salesrevenue)*1006.01%4.88%5.77%5.06%Shareholder’sequity32003445853.3883.9Return onshareholder’sequity(NP / Shareholdersequity) * 10015.22%11.81% (Annual report ofM&S Plc, 2016)13.30%11.97%
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