Mike Sanders is considering the purchase of Kepler Company, a firm specializing in the manufacture of office supplies. To be able to assess the financial capabilities of the company, Mike has been given the company’s financial statements for the two most recent years.
Leverage Ratios Refer to the information for Kepler Company on the previous page. Required:
1. Compute the following for each year: (a) the times-interest-earned ratio and (b) the debt ratio
2. Conceptual Connection: Does Kepler have too much debt? What other information would help in answering this question?