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Unformatted text preview: BusM 401 Todd Mitton Questions for Clarkson Lumber Instructions: Carefully study the Clarkson case and do the analysis necessary to thoroughly answer the questions below. Prepare and attach exhibits that explain your decisions. Good answers will be backed up with quantitative support whenever possible (use the financial analysis skills that you have studied). The case will be graded based on the quality of your report, including the accuracy of your quantitative analysis, the strength and thoroughness of your arguments in support of your decisions, and the quality of the exposition (e.g., write clearly, avoid typos, format exhibits nicely). This case is worth 35 points. 1. Why does Mr. Clarkson have to borrow money to support this profitable business? A useful beginning to the analysis is to prepare a Sources and Uses Statement for the period 1993 through 1996 (Q1). (Note: You do not need to show sources and uses for each individual year you can just compare 1993 to 1996.) You should also calculate and study those financial ratios that explain Clarksons need for the...
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