Analysis of The Financial Condition of Tenet Healthcare
Research papers that analyze the Financial Condition of Tenet Healthcare take a vast amount of time to outline and write. Here is a suggestion on how Paper Masters lays out an assignment like that.
- Analyze the Financial Condition of Tenet Healthcare (all information of financial condition can be found either on Tenet Healthcare's website or the currently published 10K report on the SEC website.) The financial information must be from 2007. I found all of this on Tenet's home webpage under the investment center tab which leads to its SEC 10K report.
- Review the economic, legal and political environment within which the company operates. Discuss any major events that happened within the past year or so if possible. (Tenet Healthcare owns numerous hospitals and is for-profit). see local and state hospital associations, state department of health reports.
- Gather as much information as you can from other sources (wall-street journal, NYSE, Forbes, etc.)
- Describe the healthcare provider by including a ratio analysis summary, payer mix, change in length of stay and significant clinical diagnosis numbers (ie open heart procedures, cardiac catheterizations, organ transplant, etc, if possible).
- Develop conclusions regarding the provider and its financial condition.
More information of ratio analysis summary (Only one from each category must be selected.)
A. Ratios that Measure Liquidity:
- Current Ratio = Current Assets divided by Current Liabilities
- Quick Ratio = Current Assets - Inventory divided by Current Liabilities
B. Ratios that Measure Activity:
- Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold divided by Inventory or
- (More common) Avg. Collection Period = Accounts receivable divided by Annual Credit Sales/365 Days= Days
- Fixed Assets Turnover = Net Sales divided by Net Fixed Assets
- Total Assets Turnover = Net Sales divided by Total Assets
Profitability of Tenet Healthcare
C. Ratios that Measure Profitability:
- Operating Profit Margin = Net Operating Profit divided by Net Sales
- Net Profit Margin = Net Income divided by Net Sales = %
- Return on Equity = Net Income divided by Total Stockholder's Equity = %
- Long Term Debt to Total Capitalization = Long Term Debt divided by Long-term Debt & Stockholder's Equity = %