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The Du Pont formula is:

$$\dfrac{\text{Net Profit}}{\text{Sales}} \times \dfrac{\text{Sales}}{\text{Total Assets}} \times \dfrac{\text{Total Assets}}{\text{Owners' Equity}}$$

Which of the following statements about the Du Pont formula is NOT correct?

A company manager is thinking about the firm's book assets-to-equity ratio, also called the 'equity multiplier' in the Du Pont formula:

$$\text{Equity multiplier} = \dfrac{\text{Total Assets}}{\text{Owners' Equity}}$$

What's the name of the decision that the manager is thinking about? In other words, the assets-to-equity ratio is the main subject of what decision?

Note: Du Pont formula for analysing book return on equity:

\begin{aligned} \text{ROE} &= \dfrac{\text{Net Profit}}{\text{Sales}} \times \dfrac{\text{Sales}}{\text{Total Assets}} \times \dfrac{\text{Total Assets}}{\text{Owners' Equity}} \\ &= \text{Net profit margin} \times \text{Total asset turnover} \times \text{Equity multiplier} \\ \end{aligned}