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I need help with an accounting course project that is due on Sunday, October 16, 2011.,The attached document lists all that is needed to complete the required project. Thank you soooooo much!!!!!!,I just want to make sure that you receive the attached document I sent outlining the project requirements.,Just in case you have not received the attached document or is unable to open it for whatever reason, I have pasted it below. Course Project Financial Statement Analysis Project -- A Comparative Analysis of Oracle Corporation and Microsoft Corporation Here is the link for the financial statements for Oracle Corporation for the fiscal year ending 2007. First, select 2007 using the drop-down arrow labeled for Year on the right-hand side of the page, and then select Annual Reports using the drop-down arrow labeled Filing Type on the left-hand side of the page. You should select the 10k dated 6/29/2007 and choose to download in PDF, Word, or Excel format. Here is the link for the financial statements for Microsoft Corporation for the fiscal year ending 2007. You should select the Annual report dated 8/3/2007 and choose to download in Word or Excel format. A sample Project template is available for download in Doc Sharing. The sample project compares the ratio performance of Tootsie Roll and Hershey using the 2007 financial statements of Tootsie Roll and Hershey provided in Appendix A and Appendix B of your textbook. Description | Overall Requirements | Grade Information Description This course contains a course project where you will be required to submit one draft of the project at the end of Week 5 and the final completed project at the end of Week 7. Using the financial statements for Oracle Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, respectively, you will calculate and compare the financial ratios listed further down this document for the fiscal year ending 2007 and prepare your comments about the liquidity, solvency and profitability of the two companies based on your ratio calculations. The entire project will be graded by the instructor at the end of the final submission in week 7 and one grade will be assigned for the entire project. Overall Requirements For the Final Submission: Your final Excel workbook submission should contain the following. You cannot use any other software but Excel to complete this Project. 1. A completed worksheet title page tab which is really a cover sheet with your name, my name, the class name, and the date. 2. A completed worksheet profiles tab which contains a one paragraph description regarding each company with information about their history, what products they sell, where they are located etc. 3. All 18 ratios for each company with the supporting calculations and commentary on your worksheet ratio tab. Supporting calculations must be shown either as a formula or as text typed into a different cell. The ratios are listed further down this document. Your comments for each ratio should include more than just a definition of the ratio. You should focus on interpreting each ratio number for each company and support your comments with the numbers found in the ratios. 4. The Summary and Conclusions worksheet tab which is an overall comparison of how each company compares in terms of the major category of ratios (Liquidity, Profitability, and Solvency). 5. The Bibliography worksheet tab must contain at least your textbook as a reference. Any other information you use to profile the companies should also be cited as a reference. Required Ratios for Final Project Submission: 1. Earnings per Share 2. Current Ratio 3. Gross Profit Rate 4. Profit Margin Ratio 5. Inventory Turnover Ratio 6. Days in Inventory 7. Receivables Turnover Ratio 8. Average Collection Period 9. Asset Turnover Ratio 10. Return on Assets Ratio 11. Debt to Total Assets Ratio 12. Times Interest Earned Ratio 13. Payout ratio 14. Return on Common Stockholders' Equity Ratio 15. Free Cash Flow 16. Current Cash Debt Coverage Ratio 17. Cash Debt Coverage Ratio 18. Price/Earnings Ratio [For the purpose of this ratio, use the market price per share on June 1, 2007 for each company] The Excel files uploaded to the Dropbox should not include any unnecessary numbers or information (such as previous years' ratios, ratios that were not specifically asked for in the project, etc.). Please upload your final submission to the Dropbox by the end of Week 7. See Syllabus/"Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information. For the Draft: Create an Excel spreadsheet or use the Project template to show your computations for the first 12 ratios listed above. The more you can complete regarding the other requirements the closer you will be to completion when Week 7 arrives. Supporting calculations must be shown either as a formula or as text typed into a different cell. If you plan on creating your own spreadsheet, please follow the format provided in the Tootsie Roll and Hershey template file. Please upload your draft submission to the Dropbox by the end of Week 5. See Syllabus/"Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information. Other Helpful Information: If you feel uncomfortable with Excel, you can find many helpful references on Excel by performing a Google search. The Appendix to Chapter 13 contains ratio calculations and comparison comments related to Kellogg and General Mills so you will likely find this information helpful. Either APA or MLA style can be used to complete the references on your Bibliography tab. There are tutorials for APA and MLA style within the syllabus. Grade Information The entire project will be graded by the instructor at the end of the final submission in week 7 and one grade will be assigned for the entire project. The project will count for 18% of your overall course grade. Category Points % Description Documentation & Formatting 9 5% The report will be submitted in the form of an Excel Workbook, with each page (worksheet) of the workbook named appropriately. Please do not use any other software (such as MS Works or Lotus) to complete the project. A quality report will include a title worksheet tab, a worksheet tab for the profile of the two companies, a worksheet tab for the ratio calculations and comments, a worksheet tab for the Summary and Conclusion, proper citations if applicable, and a bibliography worksheet tab for the references. Organization & Cohesiveness 9 5% A quality report will include the content described above in the documentation and formatting section. The ratios should be listed in the same order in which they appear in the project information above. Editing 18 10% A quality report will be free of any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct. Ratios will be expressed as numbers or percentages, depending on what is appropriate, as is shown in the textbook. Note that not all ratios are shown as percentages. Two decimal places is sufficient for each of the ratios. Content 144 80% A quality report will have correct ratio calculations and accurate supporting commentary. Any assumptions, if made, should be spelled out clearly. Supporting calculations must be shown either as a formula or as text typed into a different cell. Total 180 100% A quality report will meet or exceed all of the above requirements. *****Also, I have re-attched the same file that states what is listed above for you to be able to legibly understand what is required. Sorry to be redundant but I want to make sure that you have and understand all that is required for a quality project to be completed.,Also, I have attached the Microsoft check figures to be able to check the work when computing the ratios. All three parts are listed, per the Professor.,Finally, I have atatched a project temmplate (sameple project) comparing two separate companies, Tootsie and Hershey. I hope ALL of the information that I have provided is beneficial.

 

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