The annual sales for Salco, Inc. were $4.56 million last year. The firm’s end-of-year balance sheet was as follows:

The annual sales for​ Salco, Inc. were $4.56 million last year. The​ firm’s end-of-year balance sheet was as​ follows: (see attached image)​ Salco’s income statement for the year was as​ follows: (see attached image)
a. Calculate​ Salco’s total asset​ turnover, operating profit​ margin, and operating return on assets.
The​ company’s total asset turnover is______ times.(Round to two decimal​ places.)
b. Salco plans to renovate one of its plants and the renovation will require an added investment in plant and equipment of $ 1.08 million. The firm will maintain its present debt ratio of 50 percent when financing the new investment and expects sales to remain constant. The operating profit margin will rise to 13.8 percent. What will be the new operating return on assets ratio​ (i.e., net operating income divided by ÷ total ​assets) for Salco after the​ plant’s renovation?
c. Given that the plant renovation in part ​(b​) occurs and​ Salco’s interest expense rises by $55,000 per​ year, what will be the return earned on the common​ stockholders’ investment? Compare this rate of return with that earned before the renovation. Based on this​ comparison, did the renovation have a favorable effect on the profitability of the​ firm?
Data Table
Current assets   $508,000          Liabilities            $1,008,500
 Net fixed assets 1,509,000          Owners Equity     1,008,500
 ​Total Assets       $2,017,000       Total                      $2,017,00
Data Table
Sales                                    $4,560,000
 Less: Cost of goods sold    (3,495,000)
Gross profit                         $1,065,000
​Less: Operating expenses     (499,000)
Net operating income            $566,000
​Less: Interest expense          (109,000)
Earnings before taxes           $457,000
​Less: Taxes ​(35%​)                (159,950)
Net income                             $297,050

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