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Write a five-to seven-page financial statement analysis of a public company, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In this analysis you will discuss the financial health of this company

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I need help with my final paper for ACC 205. I have selected a company and I have the balance sheet and income statement that need to be used for the three-year horizontal analysis. I really only need the Horizontal Analysis of Income Statement and Balance Sheet and the Ratio Analysis to be completed. I can do the rest of the paper.;Focus of the Final Paper;Write a five-to seven-page financial statement analysis of a public company, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In this analysis you will discuss the financial health of this company with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors. Your paper should consist of the following sections: introduction, company overview, horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, final recommendation, and conclusions. Your paper needs to include a minimum of two scholarly resources in addition to the textbook as references.;Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment;Company Overview;Provide a brief overview of your company (one to two paragraphs at most). What industry is it in? What are its main products or services? Who are its competitors?;Horizontal Analysis of Income Statement and Balance Sheet;Prepare a three-year horizontal analysis of the income statement and balance sheet of your selected company. Discuss the importance and meaning of horizontal analysis. Discuss both the positive and negative trends presented in your company.;Ratio Analysis;Calculate the current ratio, quick ratio, cash to current liabilities ratio, over a two-year period. Discuss and interpret the ratios that you calculated. Discuss potential liquidity issues based on your calculations of the current and quick ratios. Are there any factors that could be erroneously influencing the results of the ratios? Discuss liquidity issues of competitive companies within the same industry.;Recommendation;Based on your analysis would you recommend an individual invest in this company? What strengths do you see? What risks do you see? It is perfectly acceptable to state that you would recommend avoiding this company as long as you provide support for your position.;Additional Requirements;Level of Detail: Show all work;Other Requirements: Horizontal Analysis of Income Statement and Balance Sheet;Prepare a three-year horizontal analysis of the income statement and balance sheet of your selected company. Discuss the importance and meaning of horizontal analysis. Discuss both the positive and negative trends presented in your company.;ANSWER;Financial Analysis of Wal-Mart;Abstract;The purpose is to present the financial analysis of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. To analyze the financial position data for the year ended Jan 2012 and Jan 2011 has been used. For this purpose the horizontal and ratio analysis techniques have been used.;Company Overview;WMT is the symbol of Wal-Mart listed in NYSE in 1972. However, it was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton. It is the largest company in the discount variety store sector, it has around more than 8000 stores. Its total revenue stood at $464 billion. The total revenue of the company is around $187 billion more than its three competitors combined sales revenue for the year 2011. The combined sales revenue of Carrefour SA, Costco and Target is around $277 billion.;Horizontal Analysis;Comparing

 

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