Finance Discussion


Graded Discussion Week 1

Please  note that if you edit your initial response (Original Post), you will  not get  credit for the Original Post. The discussions are set up as  “Must post first”.

ROE and DuPont analysis

Step 1: Read the articles. These articles contain examples  of using DuPont formula to analyze ROE. You will be using these example  to answer the questions listed at the bottom of the topic description.

  1. How Did Deltic Timber Corporation’s (DEL) 3.41% ROE Fare Against The Industry? – By Liz Campbell

Simply Wall St. October 5, 2017

2)      With A Recent ROE Of 3.33%, Can Glen Burnie Bancorp (GLBZ) Catch Up To Its Industry?- By Brent Freeman

Simply Wall St. October 5, 2017

3)      What You Must Know About Continental Materials Corporation’s (CUO) Return on Equity- By Bernadette Hatcher

Simply Wall St. October 5, 2017

 Step 2: Answer all discussion questions.

You must use the company assigned for you for the project and one of its peer competitor.

For this discussion you will get financial information using website.

Please long in

Type the stock symbol in the search window. This is the window just below the title MORNINGSTAR on the top of the screen.

Once you have your company page, click on Key Ratios.

Click on Full Key Ratios Data .

ROE  and it’s components for DuPont formula can be found under  Profitability. Debt/equity ratio can be found under Key Ratios –  Financial Health.

To get the list of competitors now you need to click on Analysis – and click on Competitors.

Your assignment:

Please also note that your answers should be written in your own words. Don’t use quotes from the articles.  

You  are expected to make your own contribution in a main topic as well as  respond with value added comments to at least two of your classmates as  well as to your instructor.

In your initial response to the topic you have to answer all questions.

  1. Find ROE, Net profit margin (listed as net margin), asset turnover, financial leverage for the last three years for your company. You also may use debt/equity ratio in your analysis.
  2. Find ROE, Net profit margin (listed as net margin), asset turnover, financial leverage for the last year for its major peer competitor. You also may use debt/equity ratio of peer competitor in your analysis.
  3. Has the company’s ROE changed over the last three years? What was the main factor that influenced this change?
  4. Compare  the ratios of you company to the peer competitor. If the management of  the company would like to improve their return on equity, what should  the management of the company do? 
  5. Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response  in their own words reflecting on specifically what they learned from  the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in  the workplace.