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Profitability Analysis and Tax Incidence in Cement Companies


  • Aruna Tyagi

    () (Research Scholar, Department of Commerce and Business Administration, M. M. (PG) College, Modinagar)


In this article, the published accounts of the sample companies for a period of five years have been analyzed through ratio technique. “Ratio discriminating calculated and, wisely interpreted can be useful tool of financial analysis. These are used for high lighting in arithmetical terms, the relationship between figures drawn from financial statements over the period, a few ratios have been standardized for analyzing profitability, turnover, allocation of profits, balance sheet structure and cost structure. The study has adhered to these ratios worked out by R.B.I. for the Industry as a whole in their studies for joint stock companies. Ratio analysis adds depth to the present study. The comparison of ratios for a period of five years, shall be helpful to find trends of profitability. An important variation in the ratios may be due to changes in environment for the industry or due to changes in management policies due to passage of time. A word of caution as regards interpretation of various ratios, will not be out of place here. Some times, there are deviations in ratios from the past or from the norms, generally acceptable. It need not be construed as meaning that the firm or industry is behaving efficiently. The change in the ratios may be the result of some modification or innovation in the accounting policies, which limits the comparison of such ratios. In the present study, various ratios have been calculated, considering different variables. The study has commenced with the profitability analysis of cement Industry. The various terms used in the discussion are defined at appropriate places and bear the same meaning, throughout the study.

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  • Aruna Tyagi, 2012. "Profitability Analysis and Tax Incidence in Cement Companies," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 7(1), pages 47-50, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:7:y:2012:i:1:p:47-50

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    1. Masahiko Aoki, 2013. "Toward an Economic Model of the Japanese Firm," Chapters,in: Comparative Institutional Analysis, chapter 18, pages 315-341 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    Profitability Analysis; Tax Incidence; Cement Companies;

    JEL classification:

    • L61 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Metals and Metal Products; Cement; Glass; Ceramics
    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
    • K34 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Tax Law


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