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American Healthways and Renal Care Group Inc An in-depth review of any corporations financial status would be seriously remiss without the inclusion of a definitive look into their ratio analysis and cash flows This form of financial analysis has come a long way with the advent of modern technology that incorporates advanced software accounting programs that can provide instantaneous and accurate feedback As Kevin Ahlgrim mentions in his article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance financial analysis has become more important than ever 2004 Kevin was referencing the book written by Gary Giroux and indicating how in the past with little data available many company managers had to simply rely on their gut instincts to formulate an accurate decision-making process Ahlgrim 2004 The increased activity that todays businesses generate and the fact that many of these activities are now available for scrutiny on various World Wide Web portals allows all forms of interested parties the opportunity to form their own analysis of a companys financial health By using this information companies can make informed and accurate decisions with regard to individual and group investment strategies This paper will look into the ratio analysis and cash flows of American Healthways and Renal Care Group Inc and answer some valuable questions about their own financial status We will review the statement of cash flows of both companies and determine how much cash was generated by operating financing and investing activities passive We will then address how significant internal events affected each companys financial cash status and discuss the changes in revenues and net incomes for the past three years This will lead us to a series of ratios that will help us determine each companys solvency liquidity and profitability The ratios this paper will cover are current ratio sales ratio earnings per share debt ratio and price earnings ratio After this data is entered passive we will compare both companies to others in their industry The
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