The Final Paper will involve applying the concepts learned in class to an analysis of a company using data from its annual report. Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company and write a report either recommending or not recommending purchase of the company stock.
Research Tip: The â€œMergentâ€ database in the Ashford University Library contains company profiles and financial information for publicly traded companies and their competitors. To access this database enter the Ashford Library and select â€œFind Articles and Moreâ€ in the top menu panel. Next, select â€œDatabases A-Zâ€ and go to section â€œMâ€ for â€œMergentâ€. For help with using Mergent, use Mergent Online Quick Tips.
For help with reading an annual report access this handy guide from Money Chimp.
The completed report should include:
â€¢ An introduction to the company, including background information.
â€¢ A complete and thorough financial statement review.
â€¢ Pro Forma financial statements (Balance Sheet and Income Statement) for the next fiscal year, assuming a 10 percent growth rate in sales and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for the next year.
â€¢ Complete ratio analysis for the last fiscal year using at least two ratios from each of the following categories:
o Financial leverage
o Asset management
o Market value
o Measures of relative value (P/E, P/B)
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