Selected financial data of two competitors, Target and Wal-Mart, are presented here. (All dollars…


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Selected financial data of two competitors, Target and Wal-Mart, are presented here. (All dollars are in millions.) Target Wal-Mart 1/31/09) (1/31/09) Income Statement Data for Year Income Statement Data for Year Net sales $64,948 $401,244 Cost of goods sold 44,157 306,158 Selling and administrative expenses 16,389 76,651 Interest expense 894 2,103 Other income 28 4,213 Income taxes 1,322 7,145 Net income $ 2,214 $ 13,400 Target Wal-Mart Balance Sheet Data (End of Year) Balance Sheet Data (End of Year) Current assets $17,488 $ 48,949 Noncurrent assets 26,618 114,480 Total assets $44,106 $163,429 Current liabilities $10,512 $ 55,390 Long-term debt 19,882 42,754 Total stockholders” equity 13,712 65,285 Total liabilities and stockholders” equity $44,106 $163,429 Cash from operating activities $4,430 $23,147 Cash paid for capital expenditures 3,547 11,499 Dividends declared and paid on common stock 465 3,746 Average shares outstanding (millions) 774 3,951 Instructions For each company, compute these values and ratios. (a) Working capital. (b) Current ratio. (c) Debt to total assets ratio. (d) Free cash flow. (e) Earnings per share. (f ) Compare the liquidity and solvency of the two companies.

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