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# COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Engineering E2261 Exam 2

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Subject: Engineering
Due on: 04/20/2015
Posted On: 04/19/2015 03:13 AM

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Please clearly organize your work, write legibly, show your computations for numerical answers, and list your key assumptions. Points will be deducted for submissions that are illegible and difficult to follow. The exam has 80 points, plus 6 points of extra credit (for part 1-c).

Problem 1 of 2: Ratio Analysis

Hertz Inc. (HRZ) is a pet food and supply company. It’s “comp” in the below analysis is International SuperPet Holdings (ISH).

a) Fill in the missing ratios for HRZ. (18 points).

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b) Answer the following questions, in as few words as possible (9 points).

1. Which company uses its assets most efficiently?

1. As an expert pet supply analyst, you believe that industry participants must generally maintain a cash level of at least 5.0% to be safe. Despite HRZ’s low cash level, might it have enough quick access to cash for you to consider it safe? Why or why not?

1. As of the most recently reported quarter, which company has the better Working Capital ratio? Why do you say its better?

c) Extra Credit (6 points).

1. Using the as-provided data in HRZ’s income statements (data provided by Reuters), do you have 1) no faith, 2) some faith, or 3) complete faith in HRZ’s as-computed SDItC ratios?

1. Describe in one sentence how you might improve HRZ’s SDItC ratios, and where you would go to get the needed data.

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