Ford Company 2010 2009 2008 Ratios Analysis Current 0.96 times

Ford Company
0.96 times
0.95 times
0.81 times
0.88 times
0.88 times
0.73 times
Account Receivable Turnover
29.88 times
30.75 times
37.29 times
Inventory Turnover
17.65 times
19.61 times
14.75 times
0.78 times
0.60 times
0.66 times
Ratios Analysis
Total Assets Tu8rnover
Debt to Total Assets
Debt to Equity
Times Interest Earned
0.47 times
-1.18 times
-2.00 times
Net profit Margin
Return on Assets
Return on Equity
Earnings per share
$ 0.86
The company ratios represent that the financial position is not good and sound. The liquidity position
of the company to pay off its short term debt is very weak and it is less than 1 in all three years.
However, it has improved since 2008. The current ratio has gone up from 0.81 to 0.96 and the quick
ratio has gone up from 0.73 to 0.88. The account receivable of around 30 times in 2010 shows that
company has good use of receivable and sales have been generated, but it has gone down from 37 times
to 30 times in 2010, which is a sign of worry. The use of inventory is not stable which is represented by
uneven inventory turnover in 3 years time period. In 2009, it went up from around 15 times to around
20 times, but again in 2010, it went down to around 20 times. The total assets turnover in 2010 shows
the better utilization of assets in the year, but it is still below 1. The lower assets turnover resulted in
lower return on assets despite a profit margin of around 5% in 2010. Debt to total assets represent that
almost all assets have been financed from liabilities and in first two year it is more than 1000% as the
shareholders equity has negative balance, it means that in addition to assets the negative balance of
shareholders equity has also been financed from debt source. The net profit margin has improved since
2008, which shows that company could control its cost and expenses to improve the net profit margin.
For this improved net profit margin, the return on assets has also improved since 2008. The return on
equity ratios are showing the negative balance as the shareholders equity is in negative. Earnings per
share of the company has improved since 2008, it was showing negative earnings per share, but it
improved to positive 0.86 in 2009 and then 1.66 in 2010.
Keeping in view the above analysis of company financial position, company should inject finance from
equity sources by issuing new common stock and debt financing should be replaced, which will decrease
the debt burden and will also reduce the interest cost and expenses of the company, thus increasing the
profit margin. If total assets turnover can be further increased by using the total assets efficiently, it
will result in healthy and good return on assets. The sales may be increased by better marketing
strategy and change in the quality of the product according to the need and requirement of the
The intrinsic value based on the FCF, is around $12, which is more than the current market price of
$10.65. The value is on lower side because of inability of the company to pay dividends.