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ONE WEEK 1
Assume you have just earned your master’s degree in finance and are now employed by the Cosmo K Manufacturing Group. Your employment is contingent on your successful completion of several tasks over the next four weeks and the successful completion of a comprehensive exam to obtain company certification in finance. Each week, you will be assigned projects of interest to the company that will test your competence in finance.
has decided that you need some experience in evaluating other firms
in the marketplace. Accordingly, he has asked you to select any
company listed on the NYSE or the NASDAQ. For your selected company,
identify and download the most recent financial statements for the
last three to five years, to include the following:
would like you to complete the following tasks and submit your report
by the end of the week:
the predominant industry in which your company operates. Find the
industry averages for that industry for the following ratios:
as many of the listed ratios for your selected company as possible
using the financial statements you acquired.
a trend analysis for the last three to five years. What trends can
you identify? What do they indicate?
the ratios for the last common year to the industry averages. What
conclusions can you draw regarding your company’s performance? What
are your company’s strengths and weaknesses?
the changes that need to be made by the company to improve its
performance, as compared to the industry, on the basis of the
a DuPont analysis for your selected company. What conclusions can
you draw for improving your company’s performance on the basis of
the numerical data and calculations in a Microsoft Excel sheet and
write the analyses in a Microsoft Word document.
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