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Task1. Prepare a report for the Board of Jackson Plc. that evaluates the performance of Jackson in relation to profitability, liquidity, gearing, asset utilisation, and investor potential. Your report must be supported by the calculation of relevant ratios in the five evaluation areas mentioned above. (25%)
2. Calculate the Working Capital Cycle in days for Jackson Plc based on the information above, assuming 365 days, for the years 2015 and 2014 AND briefly comment on the company’s liquidity position in 2015 compared to 2014. (round to the nearest day) (5%)
3. Critically analyse the limitations of using ratio analysis for both cross-sectional and time-series comparisons.