Xavier Aptitude Test 2011 Solved Paper

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Wind turbine maker Leone Energy posted a net loss of Rs. 250 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2010 as against a net profit of Rs.350 crore in the same quarter a year ago. In the financial year 2009-10, the company clocked a gross income of Rs.6,517 crore, as against Rs. 9,778 crore in the previous year. Leone Energy clocked a loss of Rs.1100 crore in 2009-10, as against a net profit of Rs.320 crore in 2008-09. The sales revenues stood at Rs.22,400 crore for the year, approximately 21 per cent less as against Rs.28,350 crore last year. For the financial year ending March 31, 2010. Leone Energy’s sales volume (in terms of capacity of projects executed) was 4,560 MW from 2,935 MW a year ago. The CEO of Leone Energy in his message to shareholders suggested that the poor performance of the company was the result of adverse economic conditions during the year ended March 31, 2010.
You are a shareholder owning 5% of the shares of LeoneEnergy, have seen the stock price decline by more than 50%during the year 2009-10 and are quite upset with the way themanagement has been handling the business. You havedecided to confront the management at the next shareholdersmeeting and have chosen the following 5 points to argueagainst the CEO’s version of the story. In light of the aboveparagraph, select the most appropriate order of these 5statements that you, as a disappointed shareholder, shouldadopt as a stinging and robust preface in your case againstthe management in front of the management and othershareholders.
A The management is not doing its best to maintain theprofitability of the company.
B The company has actually increased its sales volumeduring the year under consideration.
C The adverse economic conditions have led to awroldwide increase in the adoption of alternativeenergy sources, reflecting in all-time highest profitsfor wind turbine makers in both developed anddeveloping countries.
D The management has been lax with its employees asthe management enjoys a large set of benefits from thecompany that they would have to forgo, if they becamestrict with employees.
E The company is trying to increase sales by charginglower, unprofitable prices.
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