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Discuss the key factors that influenced the company?s financial performance during the year

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Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you;Select any publicly-traded company and go through its 2012 or 2013 fiscal year annual report and answer the following two questions;? Q1.;A. List the name of your company (10 points);B. Identify and briefly explain the purpose of at least the four main sections of the annual report (45 points);Hints: For eg, annual reports have different sections. For eg, almost all reports will have a Management Discussion and Analysis section. Another section is Letter to Shareholders. List at least four main sections of the report and briefly explain the purpose of each section also.;? Q2. Discuss the key factors that influenced the company?s financial performance during the year. (45 points);Hints- The annual report should tell you about the factors that influence the company?s financial performance - such as introduction and higher sales of new products, or poor economic conditions in Europe, or expiration of a major drug, and so forth;You can download the annual report for free from http://www.annualreport.com;Examples of publicly-traded companies in US include Pfizer, Merck, Walmart, Target, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Wells Fargo, Coca Cola, Pepsico;10 points: Grammar, clarity, and listing of references Total possible points = 100 pts.;Your extra-credit assignment must follow these formatting requirements;? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.;? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. Also include references on a separate reference page.;The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

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