Metro Cash and Carry
1. Study the global financial performance of the company in the last 5
years and compare the company results with those of its main global
For the purpose of this report we will compare the financial performance of Metro with one of its biggest competitors – Carrefour. Carrefour is a French multinational retailer with around 1,400 stores. We will evaluate the performance based on such indicators as liquidity, profitability, debt and operating performance.
In presence of no complete and comprehensive information on financial statements of Cash&Carry division of Metro AG, we will use the reports for the entire company as a proxy for the division of our interest. It is also one single biggest sales division of Metro AG (accounting for more than 40% of all sales).
|Metro Group Ratios | | | |
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| |2008 |2009 |2010 |2011 |
|Current Ratio |0.73 |0.81 |0.82 |0.79 |
|Quick Ratio |0.38 |0.42 |0.44 |0.39 |
|Gross Profit Margin |21.06% |21.16% |21.40% |20.99% |
|Operating Profit Margin |2.92% |2.57% |3.29% |3.17% |
|Net Profit Margin |0.59% |0.58% |1.26% |0.95% |...