Your grandparents have been left a substantial amount of money and want to invest in a company. Your grandfather trusts you to make a recommendation, but he also wants to see the reasoning behind your choice.
You have an idea of which company to choose, and you decide to prepare 3 sets of documents for your grandparents to consider: business analysis, combined income and cash flow statement, and trend analysis.
Select a public company that trades on either the NYSE or the NASDAQ. Perform a business analysis (both external and internal) for your company using the most recent information from various sources. Possible sources include the following:
Your analysis should be approximately 5 pages long. Be sure to cite your sources using APA guidelines.
Combined Income and Cash Flow Statement
Download the company’s most recent annual report from its Web site or the company’s form 10-K from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Web site (www.sec.gov).
Finally, prepare a trend analysis of operating ratios for at least 3 years’ worth of financial data. Prepare the analysis in Excel. You may wish to create a common-sized income statement first, but it isn’t required.
If you adjusted for any nonrecurring items in step 1, explain the adjustments in a separate Word document. Use any other information in your company’s annual report to explain the change in revenues, gross margin percentage, and operating margin percentage. Add this information to the Word document.
Please provide citations of works cited or any material you used for help.
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