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FIN621 Financial Statement Analysis

Virtual University of Pakistan

:: Case Study::

Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) is Pakistan's leading integrated gas Company. The

company is engaged in the business of transmission and distribution of natural gas

besides construction of high pressure transmission and low pressure distribution systems.

You have been given the financial statements of the Sui Southern Gas Company for the

year 2008 under the below link. Financial statements are also available under the head

Downloads” on LMS of FIN621.

Financial statements-2008

(Do NOT take consolidated statements presented under this link as we want you to

consider stand alone financial statements 2008 of the company)

You are required to analyze the financial statements of this company with maximum of

your knowledge. At the end you will be able to know the techniques, application of

Financial Statement Analysis; similarly this practice will help you for the Final Project.

Calculate the following ratios; you are required to provide the formulas,

calculations and interpretation of each ratio. Make sure your interpretation will be

brief and explanatory along with each ratio.

Part 1

Liquidity Ratios: (3x2=6 marks)

1. Acid Test Ratio/Quick ratio

2. Sales to working Capital

3. How working capital does help the financial analyst?

Part 2

Solvency Ratio: (4x2=8 marks)

1. Debt-to-Equity Ratio

2. Time Interest Earned Ratio

3. Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

4. Define difference between both ratios (Time Interest Earned

& Fixed Charge Coverage)? To be very precise mention why do we

calculate both?

Part 3

Profitability Ratios: (8x2=16 marks)

1. Gross Profit Margin

2. Operating Profit Margin Return on sales

3. Pretax Margin

4. Net Profit Margin

FIN621 Financial Statement Analysis

Virtual University of Pakistan

5. Return on Equity (ROE)

6. Return on Assets (ROA) Return on Investment (ROI)

7. DuPont Return on Assets

8. What is the need for calculating DuPont Return on Assets when we

already have Return on Assets ratio calculated?

Part 4

Activity Ratios: (5x2=10 marks)

1. Inventory Turnover

2. Accounts Receivable Turnover

3. Accounts payable turnover

4. Average collection period

5. Average payment period

Bookish interpretations are not required. Be specific to the company given in the


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