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CFA Level 1 Question of the Week: Return on Equity

exam_whizexam_whiz IllinoisPosts: 68 Sr Associate
edited October 2014 in Level 1 Questions
Mark Anderson, financial analyst, is discussing the ways to analyze a firm’s return on equity (ROE) with his colleague. While discussing the DuPont system of analysis, Mark states, “The DuPont equation is very useful in the analysis of return on equity. It breaks ROE into three key components – net profit margin, asset turnover and equity multiplier.”

 His colleague agrees and adds, “If any one of the three components – net profit margin, asset turnover or use of equity increases, ROE will increase.”

Are the statements made by Mark and his colleague correct?

CFA Level 1 Question of the Week: Return on Equity 42 votes

Mark is right, but his colleague is wrong
64%
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Mark is wrong, but his colleague is right
4%
fabianLollypolly 2 votes
Both of them are right
30%
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