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# Assignment Content Purpose of Assignment The activity requires students to perform research and analysis on competing companies and the potential

Assignment Content
Purpose of Assignment
The activity requires students to perform research and analysis on competing companies and the potential implications of international standards. This real-world analysis is key to understanding how a companys profitability, liquidity, and solvency can be useful for all users. Students also learn to analyze financial statements and use managerial tools to make decisions from an investors and creditors standpoint.
This is a comprehensive assessment of weeks 1-3. You will utilize your learned skills to develop an analysis of 2 companies.
Assignment Steps
YOU MAY NOT USE STARBUCKS AND DUNKIN DONUTS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.
Select
two competing companies, that are
and locate annual reports for these two companies by going DIRECTLY
TO THE COMPANY WEBSITES TO DOWNLOAD THE ANNUAL REPORT OR 10-K. DO NOT USE SUMMARY SITES.
Research
the two companies on the Internet and retrieve the Annual Reports with the Income Statement, Statement of Shareholders Equity, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows.
IN EXCEL:
Make a 5-year trend analysis for each company. Here is an example.
Net sales.
Net income.
Compute for
the two most recent years
the:
Debt to assets ratio.
Compute for
two most recent years
the:
Profit margin.
Asset turnover.
Return on assets.
Develop
a
maximum
500-word
APA Formatted Paper in a word document
and include the following:
If you were a creditor, which company would you be more likely to lend money to? Why?
Which company would you recommend as an investment?
Why?
At which company would you prefer a management position ?Why?
Each of the above should be supported by the numbers you calculated in your excel spreadsheet .
Show
Excel®.
All computations must be in excel cells and not typed in.
Complete
calculations/computations using
Excel®. Submit a separate spreadsheet-DO NOT embed it in your paper. I need to see your calculations. DO NOT just type numbers in- you need to set up formulas in excel. See the week 1 tutorial.
Include
a working link to the four financial statements along with your assignment , clearly indicated.
Format
your assignment consistent with APA guidelines
USING THE APA TEMPLATE PAPER I PROVIDED.
paper template.doc
SUBMIT