|Assignment ID Number||AFFGEHU83939HD|
|Type of Document||Essay|
Project 1, Company Financial Analysis
Find a public company listed on NYSE or NASDAQ. The stock should have a closing price above $10 from past year. You can get performance data from websites like finance.google.com, finance.yahoo.com, or morningstar.com. You can ignore any request for subscription. The free data would suffice the project need.
Follow the guide in the appendix to collect financial data from www.morningstar.com
(Links to an external site.)
. Instead of calculating the financial ratios, you can use the downloaded data file for analysis.
Go to www.morningstar.com page for your stock –> Quote –> Key Ratios –> Full Key Ratios Data –> Export
Review and analyze the financial indicators and ratio on the following categories. Focus on how the financials change over time (for example, last two or three years) and the underlying business decisions and activities that cause the changes.
Financials: Revenue, Net Income, Payout ratio %, Free cash flow, Working capital
Key ratio -> Profitability: Gross margin, Net Margin %, Asset turnover, Reutrn on Assets, Financial leverage, Return on Equity
Key ratio -> Growth: 3, 5, 10-year Revenue %, Operating Income %, Net Income %
Key ratio -> Cash Flow: Free cash flow / Sales %, Free cash flow/Net Income
Key ratio -> Financial health: Total Current Assets, Total asset, Long-term debt, Total stockholders Equity
Liquidity/Financial Health: Current ratio, Quick ratio, Financial Leverage, D/E ratio
Key ratio -> Efficiency Ratios: Receivables Turnover, Inventory Turnover, Fixed asset turnover, Asset turnover
Review at least two major financial decision (investment, financing, dividend, or working capital management) by the company. Based on the above ratio analysis, explain
Why the investment decisions above are necessary
For example, introducing new product to raise the profit margin and profit.
or how those investment decision would improve the financial performance.
For example, cost cutting decision would increase the net profit margin and improve the financial profile.
Explain whether the change of financial ratios or the financial decisions can explain the stock performance.
For example, a decreasing Return on Equity could cause negative stock returns.
Based on the above analysis, comment on the investment value of the stock. In particular, shall we invest in the stock?
Requirement for submission.
Organize your data and analysis into a research paper. You need to copy the data into the word file and add your analysis and comment.
The written paper is to be typed doublespaced, 1 margins, Times New Roman and 12-point font, with correct spelling and grammar, proper citation, references, with a cover page and organized with headings.
0 – 1 Points
2 – 3 Point
4 – 5 Points
Unprofessional communication; many errors; no APA
Minor grammar, spelling, and APA errors
Postings are professional and in standard written English with APA
Complete addressing of assessment criteria
Criteria not fully addressed
Minimal response to criteria; minor aspects missing
All criteria are fully addressed
Evidence of critical thinking or extending information
Critical thinking or extending information not evident
Obvious responses to questions; little thought evident
Posts demonstrate critical thinking with evidence base from research or experience
No connections provided
Minimal connections provided to readings/activities
Clear connections to readings/activities
Submitted an overview / summary of the case selected for analysis. Also identified those procedural steps to be analyzed.
Did not provide an adequate overview or summary of the selected case or failed to identify those steps to be analyzed.
Provides an adequate overview or summary of the selected case and steps to be analyzed though may not be clear or complete.
Case overview is clearly presented including all appropriate investigative steps to be analyzed.
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