This assignment should involve the application of finance concepts learned in class regarding analysis of a company using data from its annual repor

GUIDANCE/INSTRUCTIONS:

This assignment should involve the application of finance concepts learned in class regarding analysis of a company using data from its annual report. In this case, please analyze company data from:      Apple. Inc.

*Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of APPLE, Inc., company and write a report either recommending or not recommending purchase of the company stock.

 

The completed report should include: (All 8 elements below are REQUIRED)

1. An introduction to the company, including background information.

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·         2. A complete and thorough financial statement review.

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·         3. Pro Forma financial statements (Balance Sheet and Income Statement) for the next fiscal year, assuming a 10 percent growth rate in sales and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for the next year.

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·         4. Complete ratio analysis for the last fiscal year using at least THREE (3) ratios from each of the following categories:

·                                                                 a. Liquidity

·                                                                 b. Financial leverage

·                                                                 c. Asset management

·                                                                 d. Profitability

·                                                                 e. Market value

·                                                                 f. Debt

·                                                                 g. Per-Share

·                                                                 h. Measures of relative value (P/E, P/B)

·                                                                 i. Activity

·                                                                 j. Cash Flow

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·         5. A calculation of Return on Equity (ROE) using the DuPont system.

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·         6. Assessment of management performance by calculating Economic Value Added (EVA).

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·         7. A synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase stock from this company.

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·         8. Evaluate the financial risks associated with operating internationally.  If your chosen company does not operate internationally, evaluate what the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally.

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·                                        ***PAPER REQUIREMENTS***

·         1. 8-10 PAGES double-spaced pages in length formatted in APA Format

·         2. Five (5) scholarly sources, such as the textbook, industry reports, and articles to support your findings and recommendations while documenting all sources in APA style such as In-citation. Example: “To be or not to be” (Shakespeare, n.d.).

·         3. Address the topic of the paper with critical though all 8 items above…

·         4. Introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement while ending it with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

 
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