There was a decline of zero point one (0.1) (Klerks, et al 2010).
Question 9: Compute the debt ratio for Batelco as of December 31 2015. Comment on your answer
Debt ratio= total debt/total assets
• Total liabilities = 431,929
• Total assets = 1,004,982
• Debt ratio = 1,004,982/431,929 =2.3
The ratio is higher which indicates that the company is more leveraged with implication of great financial risks. Leverage is a significant tool that is used by the company to grow. References:
Batelco, 2015. Audited Financial Results for 2015, accessed [online] on 18th August 2016, < https://www.batelcogroup.com/media/60887/batelco_ar_2015_english.pdf>
Klerks, C., Sten-Van 'T Hoff, H. V., & Tressel, A. (2010). Introduction to the accounting process. Groningen, P. Noordhoff.
Warren, C. S., Reeve, J. M., & Fess, P. E. (2005). Financial accounting. Mason, Ohio, Thomson/South-Western.
Weygandt, J. J., Kieso, D. E., & Kimmel, P. D. (2003). Financial accounting. New York, NY,