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Brady Corporation is a leader in identification, safety, and material solutions. In 1998, the firm was hit hard by faltering foreign markets, so it embarked upon an aggressive campaign to redesign its cost structure. The firm believes this will help it to enhance future stockholder value. Brady follows the concept of Shareholder Value Enhancement (SVE), which is improved through increased sales, cost control, and effective use and control of assets.
1. calculate and interpret brady's gross margin (netsales-cost of goods sold)/net sales) for the years 1999,2000, and 2001.what conclusions,if any ,can you draw from analyzing these gross margins?
2. continiuimn on brady's consolidated statemants of income. calculate and interpret net profit margin for the years 1999,2000,and2001.note: net profit margin=(net income/net sales).
3. on brady's income statement ,calculate brady's TIE ratio for 1999,2000 and 2001 and interpret your results.
4. looking at brady's balance sheets for the 200 and 2001,calculate the current ratio and comment on any changes in brady's liquidity position.

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I don't understand how to do it. If you
could let me know if these answer are correct.
B. 0.0706579
C. 369.70
E.790.610

What are the problems? Your original post had 4 numbered questions that asked for figures and your intepretations of these figures.

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