Subject: Business    / Finance
Question

The balance sheet and income statement shown below are for Greshak Inc. Note that the firm has no amortization charges, it does not lease any assets, none of its debt must be retired during the next 5 years, and the notes payable will be rolled over.
Balance Sheet (Millions of $)
Assets    2010
Cash and securities    $ 1,554.0
Accounts receivable    9,660.0
Inventories    13,440.0
Total current assets    $24,654.0
Net plant and equipment    17,346.0
Total assets    $42,000.0
Liabilities and Equity
Accounts payable    $ 7,980.0
Notes payable    5,880.0
Accruals    4,620.0
Total current liabilities    $18,480.0
Long-term bonds    10,920.0
Total debt    $29,400.0
Common stock    3,360.0
Retained earnings    9,240.0
Total common equity    $12,600.0
Total liabilities and equity    $42,000.0

Income Statement (Millions of $)    2010
Net sales    $58,800.0
Operating costs except depr’n    $54,978.0
Depreciation    $ 1,029.0
Earnings bef int and taxes (EBIT)    $ 2,793.0
Less interest    1,050.0
Earnings before taxes (EBT)    $ 1,743.0
Taxes    $ 610.1
Net income    $ 1,133.0
Other data:
Shares outstanding (millions)    175.00
Common dividends    $ 509.83
Int rate on notes payable & L-T bonds    6.25%
Federal plus state income tax rate    35%
Year-end stock price    $ 77.69

Based on the information above, what is the firm’s P/E ratio? MAKE SURE YOU USE AT LEAST 4 DECIMAL PLACES WHERE APPLICABLE. YOU MUST TYPE IN ANSWER AND ALL OF YOUR WORK TO RECEIVE CREDIT.

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