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Scenario. As part of a short-term role at an investment

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ScenarioAs part of a short-term role at an investment company your team manager has askedfor you to look at two companies (potential ideas are listed below) and report back onany potential for investment opportunities.As you want to impress your manager, you are keen to provide a financial statementanalysis with broad coverage looking at the strengths and adaptability of eachcompany. This will include an evaluation of internal and external factors on the futureprospects for these companies. You intend to cover the most recent three yearspublished accounts for each company and also to compare performance againsteach other and the sector(s) in general.Select two companies : M& S and Sainsburys (Retailers) Obtain financialstatements (full Annual Reports) for these companies for the last three years.Assessmentdescription:A numerical analysis of the performance of one company from aspecific industry sector.This involves collecting financial data in relation to the chosencompany, calculating financial ratios and providing a brief discussionsof findings. 1000 wordsYour analysis should include:A financial analysis that covers the lastthree years;You should calculate 8 to 10 of the ratios that you intend to include in yourfinal report (covering aspects such as Efficiency, Liquidity, Solvency,Investment & Profitability).You should show the formula used (referenced to source) and the workingsfor all ratios calculated. Remember per ratio you will have3 years.You should include a copy of your chosen companies statement ofcomprehensive income ('income statement'), statement of financial position('balance sheet') and statement of cash flows ('cash flow statement') in anappendix to your assignment.Remember this is a business report, so it should include an introduction andsuitable conclusion. These are included in the word count, but appendices arenot. (An executive summary is not required).Your report should be 1,000words in total (your response will be largely numerical and graphical)
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