Analysis of Financial Reports.

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AGL Limited &Blackmores LimitedFinancial AnalysisGroup and Individual Component
Analysis of Financial ReportsExecutive SummaryThe company was recognized in 1930 by Mr Maurice Blackmore who had a dream and desire fornaturopathy which gave the company its task. This English immigrant had ideas which were ahead oftheir times. Maurice Blackmore strong Confidence in health-giving properties of herbs and mineralsgave path to the whole system of healthcare based on naturopathy principles. It’s been 80 years sinceBlackmore’s has been one of the industry leaders when it comes to healthcare. Blackmore’s Ltd. isone of the leading natural health brands.1
Analysis of Financial ReportsContentsCollaborative Group Component...........................................................................................................3OVERVIEW of AGL Limited...........................................................................................................3Role of Income Statement, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Statement in Shareholders DecisionMaking Process.................................................................................................................................3Key Assets, Liabilities, Equity Classes, Incomes, Expenses of AGL Ltd. and the Influence ofunderlying accounting conventions, concepts and managerial judgement on them...........................4IndividualComponent...........................................................................................................................7Nature, Strategy & Prospects.............................................................................................................7Analysis of Financial Performance and Position of the Blackmore’s................................................8Limitation of Ratio Analysis from Investor’s Point of View...........................................................10Usefulness of publicly available information contained in Annual Reports....................................11Conclusion...........................................................................................................................................11Reference:........................................................................................................................................12Appendix:............................................................................................................................................132
Analysis of Financial ReportsCollaborative Group ComponentOVERVIEW of AGL LimitedAGL is one of the leading integrated energy companies in Australia. It is one of the companieswhich do not simply concentrate on profit making. It has been seen over the years that thecompany has addressed its responsibility towards the society and the environment. The companywhile providing secure and affordable energy to its customer it is also taking action to dutifullyreduce the Greenhouse gas emission which is occurred due to its business. AGL has been in thebusiness since 175 years which makes it one of the most experienced and diversified integratedenergy companies in Australia. AGL has got its business spread over eastern part of Australia. Itnot only serves its customer by providing their energy needs which includes gas, solar PV,electricity and related products and services. Over the years AGL has successfully managed tomake a diverse power generation portfolio. AGL’s revised strategic objective and organisationstructure is going to allow the company to remain in forefront which will allow the company toshape the market and respond effectively to government policies and manage the transition of newbusiness model.(AGL, 2015)Role of Income Statement, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Statement in Shareholders DecisionMaking ProcessIncome Statement, Balance Sheet & Cash flow statement portrays the several parts of process inthe organisation. Income Statement, Balance Sheet & Cash flow statement all statement isrequired to be analysed separately as well as jointly to make a decision on investment. Byanalysing only one statement, say ‘Statement of Financial Position’, then investor would justknow about the information that is left after the operations of the business at certain period oftime which is definitely not sufficient to make decision.(Singhal D K, 2015)Cash Flow Statement provides the company with comprehensive cash movement. It provides theinformation about the financial strength of the company. The exhaustive analysis of cash flowstatement is necessary for those investors who aim to invest in the company. The cash flowstatement would let the investor if the company is running out of cash which generally is verydifficult to spot is the company is showing huge profit figure in its income statement. Cash flowstatement can also warn the existing investors of the company by highlighting the huge cashoutflows made by the owners of the company.(Muhammad I, n.d.)3
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