The exercise focuses on the company investor ratios based upon the last five years of annual reports and share price data. The ratios to be presented are as follows: • Earnings per share, based on the annual reported earnings and the number of ordinary shares forming the issued share capital recorded for each year. • Dividend payout ratio, based on measures of the aggregate dividend paid (interim plus final dividend) and aggregate earnings for each year. • Dividend yield based on annual dividend per share and the share price at the start of each annual reporting period. • Price earnings ratio, based on the earnings per share and the share price at the end of each annual reporting period. The workings for all ratios should be shown (screenshots and uploads of ratio values from financial websites are not acceptable). In addition, the resulting ratios should be summarized in table form. Much of the data needed to undertake the exercise will already have been acquired in the course of carrying out the previous sets of tasks. Hence each member of the group should be able to contribute to the task. In addition to the ratio calculations, the group should attach a report of 400-500 words that interprets the trends in the ratios.
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