It is recommendable for Chris Miller to use the past financial performance – financial ratios of Chang Dental Clinic as well as his financial forecasts to convince the bank to loan him the required funds to purchase the dental practice. The past financial performance of Chang Dental Clinic will be useful to the bank in determining the financial performance and the capacity of the clinic to repay its debts which will then help it to determine whether to loan Miller or not.
Miller should use the past financial performance of the clinic to convince the bank to loan him the required funds to purchase the practice. Liquidity ratios show the financial performance of the firm and also show the healthy level of the firm. The reason as to why Miller should use the liquidity ratios for the clinic is because the loan will be repaid by the money that will be obtained from the clinic. The performance of the clinic will determine its ability to repay the loan once it is granted to Chris Miller who will be the proprietor and owner of the clinic. Some of the important financial ratios which Miller should present to the bank are as follows:
Current ratio and acid test ratio show the ability of a firm to pay for its short term liabilities. The short term assets of the clinic are able to pay for its short term liabilities since the financial ratio are more than 0.5. The debt ratio for the company has reduced significantly from 2003 to 2005. Debt ratio compares the total debt of a company to its total assets. The low and reduced percentage for the clinic indicate less risk for the clinic and that the clinic is heavily dependent on leverage and that the clinic has a stronger equity position. Increasing net profit margin or positive trend in net profit margin for Chang Dental Clinic is an indication if increased profitability.
Return on assets illustrates how a