Question;Objective:To analysis the financial;statements of a publicly traded company.;Obtain;an annual report from a corporation that is interesting to you. Using;techniques you have learned in the previous weeks, respond to the following;questions;1.;Who;are the firm?s auditors? Do they provide a clean opinion on the financial;statements?;2.;Have;there been any subsequent events, errors and irregularities, illegal acts, or;related-party transactions that have a material effect on the financial;statements?;3.;Describe;the trend in total assets and total liabilities for the years presented.;4.;What;are the company?s three largest assets for the most recent year presented?;5.;What;are the company?s three largest liabilities for the most recent year presented?;6.;What;types of stock does the company have? How many shares are there outstanding for;each type of stock for the most recent year presented?;7.;Does;the company use the single-step or multiple-step income statement or a;variation?;8.;Does;the income statement contain any separately reported items in any year;presented, included discontinued operations or extraordinary items? If it does;describe the even that caused the item. Hint: there should be a related;footnote.;9.;Describe;the trend in net income over the years presented.;10.;Does;the company have other comprehensive income? If yes, what is the nature of the;transaction(s)?;11.;Does;the company use the indirect or direct method of the cash flow statement?;12.;What;is the trend in cash from operations for the years presented?;13.;What;are the 2 largest items included in cash from investing activities?;Guidelines;Even though this is not a;scientific-type writing assignment, references are still very;important. At least 3 authoritative, outside references are required;(anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). These should be;listed on the last page titled "Works Cited".Appropriate citations are;required.All DeVry University policies;are in effect including the plagiarism policy.Papers are due during;Week 6of this course.Any questions about this paper;may be discussed in the weekly Q&A Discussion topic.This paper is worth 155 total;points and will be graded on quality of research topic, quality of paper;information, use of citations, grammar and sentence structure.;Grading Rubrics;Category;Points;%;Description;Documentation & Formatting;15;10;Organization & Cohesiveness;15;10;Editing;15;10;Content;110;70;Total;155;100;A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above;requirements.;Best Practices;The;following are the best practices in preparing this paper.;Cover Page - Include who you prepared the paper for, who;prepared, and date.Table of Contents - List the main ideas and section of your paper;and the pages in which they are located. The illustrations should be;included separately.Introduction -Use a header on your paper. This will indicate you are;introducing your paper.;The purpose of an introduction or opening:Introduce the subject and why;the subject is important.Preview the main ideas and the;order in which they will be covered.Establish a tone of the;document.Include;in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include;an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of;the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to;answer on each assignment.);Body of Your Report - Use a header titled with the name of your project.;Example: ?An Analysis of the Financial Statements of Nike?. Then proceed;to break out the main ideas. State the main ideas, state major points in;each idea, provide evidence. Break out each main idea you will use in the;body of your paper. Show some type of division like separate sections that;are labeled, separate group of paragraphs, or headers. You would include;the information you found during your research and investigation.Summary and Conclusion - Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents;the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective;summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body;of your report. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the;ideas and how they affect the tourism industry.Work Cited - Use the citation format as specified in the;Syllabus.Additional;hints on preparing the best possible project.;Apply a three step process of writing?;Plan, Write, and Complete.Prepare an outline of;your research paper before you go forward.Complete a first draft and then;go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.Use visual communication to;further clarify and support the written part of your report. You could use;example graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings;animation, video clips, pictograms, and tables.
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