FIN515 Financial Statement Analysis Assignment

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FIN515Week 2 Project: FinancialStatement AnalysisAs the new financial manager of your company, the CEO has asked your team to provide a briefanalysis of the company’s performance to present at the upcoming board of directors meeting.The CEO has asked that you assess the company’s performance against your company’sindustry. Thus, to do this, you will need to use ratio analysis or other techniques to determineareas in which the company is doing well, as well as areas that management should look at.Here are the steps for the project:1.Select your teammate. Each team should be made up of two members.2.Determine which company you will analyze for the project. Your selection may besubject to your professor’s approval. The company that you select will likely be usedfor all four team projects. As such, be sure that the company has debt on its balancesheet, as this will be a requirement for future projects.3.Go to the website for your company and download the 10-K report for the mostrecent year.4.Perform your ratio analysis on your company:a.A good place to start would be to perform a complete DuPont analysis of thecompany. The DuPont analysis might provide guidance as to what particularareas of the company should be examined next and what ratios should becalculated. Be sure to include ratios that cover the following areas:i.Profitabilityii.Debt Managementiii.Liquidityiv.Asset Managementv.Market Valueb.In addition to the DuPont analysis ratios, be sure to present and discuss atleast six relevant ratios that your team feels may best assess the company’sperformance.c.Using an online database, such asbizstats.comor a similar database, capturethe ratio averages for yourcompany’s industryto evaluate your company’sperformance.d.Provide an analysis that compares your company’s ratios to the industrystandards. There is no need to explain the purpose of the ratios. Rather, besure to provide an interpretation of the results. This may entail someresearch from news sources on the company’s recent performance.© 2015 DeVry Educational Development Corp. All rights reserved.The copyrights in these materials are owned by DeVry Educational Development Corp. and other copyright owners as indicatedherein. No part of these works may be reproduced or used, distributed, published, displayed, transmitted in any form or by anymeans – graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, Web distribution or information storage and retrievalsystems – without the prior written consent of DeVry Educational Development Corp. or the respective copyright owner.Page |1
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