# Davison Group Ltd (DGL | Online Assignment Help

To clarify what is meant by a “Theoretical Data Dump” vs “Applied” as discussed in the Assignment, I’ve created two examples and then demonstrated what a “Data-dump” looks like and an “Applied/interpreted” looks like. Example 1: Theoretical data dump: Dividend yield is represented as a percentage and can be calculated by dividing the dollar value of dividends paid in a given year per share of stock held by the dollar value of one share of stock. The formula for calculating dividend yield may be represented as follows: Dividend Yield Dividend yield at Davison Group Ltd (DGL) is a way to measure how much cash you are getting for each dollar invested. In other words, it measures how much “bang for your buck” you will be getting from dividends. In the absence of capital gains the dividend yield is effectively the return on investment for a share. This is a theoretical data dump for a number of reasons 1. The reader learns NOTHING about the company you are discussing. 2. The report is not an educative piece bout the measurement tool. 3. A reader can be forgiven for asking “so what?” or “That’s great – but how does it affect me in terms of whether I should invest? Ultimately, showing that you can tell the reader about the mechanics of calculating Dividend yield (in 100 words) does not provide the reader with any real insight into the dividend yield of the company and how it impacts the share purchase decision – and will be awarded no marks. Applied: Dividend yield at DGL increased from 4.26% to 5.93% as a result of both D.P.S (dividends per share) and share price rising, but D.P.S by proportionally more. DGL’’s share price rose by 4.65% from \$1.29 to \$1.35 per share. Although the share price is considerably lower than in 2016 when it was \$1.70, it continues to increase (the shares issued in May 2019 had a market price of \$1.38) meaning it is a good time to buy and shareholders can expect capital gains when they sell them in the future. By comparing the yield to bank interest rates to see if DGL the dividend yield of 5.93% (and the trend from 2018) is higher than what the investor would find at a Australian bank. Additionally, banks don’t have the prospect of significant improvement on that rate in the near future, but coupled with this – they don’t pose investment risk, so the investment returns from DGL are (and should be) higher. The focus of the yield is applied consistently to the company in question and the reader is given clarity in why they should care about this company’s dividend yield (and dividend yields overall) in terms of their specific investment decision. High level marks would be awarded in this case. Example 2: Theoretical data dump: Current ratio (also known as working capital ratio) is a popular tool to evaluate short-term solvency position of a business. Short-term solvency refers to the ability of a business to pay its short-term obligations when they become due. Short term obligations (also known as current liabilities) are the liabilities payable within a short period of time, usually one year. The Current ratio is calculated by dividing total current assets by total current liabilities of the business and is found in the balance sheet. DGL’s current ratio has increased from 1.07 in 2018 to 1.60 in 2019. A higher current ratio indicates strong solvency position and is considered better. The first paragraph tells the reader about the current ratio theory and provides no specific interpretation. No credit awarded for any of this paragraph (so it’s not worth having these 83 words in your report). The second line is a little better as it describes the trend and coupled with the line, “A higher current ratio indicates strong solvency position and is therefore considered better” only infers that the results are better. There are no reasons provided as to what the business did to increase the Current Ratio for DGL and how it may affect the investor. There is identification and description evident. Minimal marks would be awarded for the second paragraph (MAX 20%). Applied: The Davison Group Ltd (DGL) current ratio has increased from 1.07 in 2018 to 1.60 in 2019. Throughout the year both current assets rose and current liabilities fell. A short term overdraft in 2018 (Current Liability) was converted into a long term loan (non-current) in 2019 (DGL, 2019, p. 12). Senior managers have been able to restructure this with the bank, due to the “strong inventory, supply change management and cash management” as discussed in the CEO’s report (DGL 2019, p. 12) . DGL’s bank balance was also \$42M higher in 2019 (DGL 2019) due to better accounts receivable management (down 15%). Having a stronger cash position provides flexibility for DGL moving forward where they can increase expansion or increase dividends. This section clearly shows the trend of the Current Ratio and the reasons for the trend at DGL. It focuses upon the needs of the investor. High level of interpretation evident (in less words that the Data dump!) I do hope this helps you as you are editing your report.

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