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BAM4005 Finance for Business Assignment

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University of Bolton

   

Finance for Business (BAM4005)

   

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UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON BOLTON BUSINESS SCHOOLBusiness Management ProgrammeModule Name and number:Finance for Business BAM4005Tutor:Nurun NaharAssignment Number:002 (S2 2016/17)Assignment weighting:70% Assignment Title:Investments Financial Analysis Assignment Length:2,500 words (including presentation & report)Issue Date:March 2017 Submission Deadline: Presentation will be held on Tuesday 16th of May 2017 from 9:00amALL materials for Task 1 must be submitted on 2nd of May 2017 and Task 2 on Tuesday 16th of May 2017.Learning OutcomesThis assessment satisfies the following learning outcomes as specified in your module guide.No.Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria2Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to interpret financial statementsgroup presentation and report 4Demonstrate an understanding of the roleof financial information in business decision making.group presentation and reportPlease submit this form with the completed assessment. Ensure that each page of your of assessed work bears your student identification numbers, but not names.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We declare this submission to be our own work.‘Signed’ (student numbers of group members).......................................................Page 1 of 8
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Date..............................................................................Financial Analysis Role and ScenarioYou have been appointed as a trainee business analyst. You are required to work as part of a group of trainees and prepare an analysis of a company and to review an investment opportunity for a client business. The group must have between 3 and 5 members. The creation of the groups will be managed by students themselves. An agreement to work together must be signed by all members of the group in Week 10 (in class)The agreement will also record details of the company selected by the group. Completion of the agreement will be reviewed after the presentationPeer review sheets will be used to agree the allocation of credit between the members of each group. Task 1 (50%) Analysis of Financial StatementsAs a group you should select a company from the FTSE 350 from an industrial sector. You will need to obtain a copy of the most recent annual report/accounts. Each group must select a different company.http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/stocks/indices/constituents-indices.html?index=NMXYou are required to use the information provided in the company’s current report and summarise it for the benefit of potential investors, who will be invited to attend a short presentation provided by your group. You have also been asked to assess the relevanceof annual reports in general. They do not know why companies go to all the trouble of producing these quite bulky and often complicated documents. Prepare a presentation, based on the contents of the annual report, to be made to an invited group of potential investors. The presentation will be for 15 minutes (you will NOTbe allowed to overrun) and will be followed by 10 minutes of questions. You may wish to consider the following:Working capital requirementForm /mix of existing financeFinancial performanceThe clarity and usefulness of the information provided by the companyPage 2 of 8
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Task 2 (50%) Management Report (Cusson’s Limited).Your line Manager Mrs Cooper has instructed you to prepare a review of a potential investment opportunity. She has advised you to provide all relevant documents and/or spreadsheets setting out your workings.The task is an open request for help and guidance. Using the data provided, you should provide the company with a clear financial analysis making appropriate use of techniques and theory from your learning materials.You are required to provide management with information in whatever form/style you consider to be the most suitable to answer the task. Concepts and theories must be explained in relation to the topics covered. As part of the task you may consider the sensitivity of the investment and non-financial aspects of the decision.The report (demonstrating professional skills) must be submitted in week 15.Company InformationThe accountant at Dynasty Limited Mr Sean Penn has been arrested suddenly and is not expected to return for some time.The Managing Director is seeking guidance in reviewing two capital projects the company are considering with the aim of delivering increased profits for distribution to shareholders. He has a limited knowledge on capital investment appraisal but does understand that there are a number of techniques that can be used to assist in the decision making process.He is expecting your group to apply as many techniques as is practical and to make a clear recommendation.To assist his understanding he has also requested that the strengths and weaknesses ofthe various techniques are fully evaluated together with your view as to the usefulness ofcapital investment appraisal.The information is provided on the next page.Page 3 of 8
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