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If there is not enough time, It will be better to finish Cash flow and Liquidity and Solvency parts. Billabong – From Fall 2013.docx Billabong International Limited. The following case involves each team performing a detailed financial analysis of the business performance of Billabong International Limited (Billabong) for the years ended June 30, 2013- 2008. The following questions will lead you through an analysis of Billabong’s business, competition, and financial performance. Annual reports for Billabong and a spreadsheet with the financial statements are available on PSU’s D2L site for Actg 495. Before you start this project, let me discuss two common student failings. First, students get so focused on calculating in the numbers that they fail to understand the underlying business drivers behind the numbers. It is important to understand what is happening in the business. This case involves each team developing a story that interprets the numbers. Second, after you understand the business at the 1,000 foot level, step back to see the forest. Too often students fail to understand the larger picture. Overall what is going on in the business? What are its trends, how has it changed, and how has the company managed the change? Make sure that you can explain the trends and changes in the entity as a whole by analyzing the financial statements. Company Background (10 Points) 1. Review the annual report for the six year period ending June 30, 2013. Based on reading Billabong’s annual reports analyze Billabong’s business strategy in terms of (a) the nature of its products and services and (b) the degree of geographic diversification. As best you can, determine Billabong’s strategy for creating a competitive advantage over this six year period. Finally, c o m p a r e t h e d i ffe r e n t s tr a t e g i e s o f that Billabong & Quiksilver . which would you have expected to be more successful ? Explain the reasoning behind your conclusion. Profitability (20 points) Calculate the following ratios and develop answers to the following questions for Billabong. Refer to PowerPoint slides and lectures that are online when determining the following information. Focus on the entire six year’s ended June 30, 2013. 1. Are there any transactions that indicate poor earnings quality? Develop a table that identifies each earnings quality issues and the after tax affect on your profitability analysis. Then explain each earnings quality issue and clearly state your reasoning for each item. 2. Develop a table with the results of your quantitative analysis of both Return on Assets (including profit margin and asset turnover) and Return of Common Equity (including financing cost ratio and capital structure leverage), after adjustments for earnings quality, for each of the last six years. Use Billabong’s marginal tax rate when calculating ROA profit margin. a. Explain the primary reason for the change in ROA profit margin over this period of time. Consider both the results of your common size income statements and the results of your geographic analysis. b. Explain how asset turnover has changed over this period of time, including how asset turn has changed in different geographic regions. c. Explain the trend in changes for the financing cost ratio over the last six years? Also, explain the trend in changes capital structure leverage over the last six years. Based on your evaluation of the combined effect of the financing cost ratio and the capital structure ratio, in which of the last six years did financial leverage best work to the advantage of the common shareholder? Explain the logic behind your conclusion. d. Using the information obtained above, identify the most significant causes of change in ROCE over this period of time. 3. Develop a table with the results of your calculations of Billabong’s sustainable growth rate for each of the last six years. How has Billabong’s actual asset and revenue growth

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