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ACCT 212 ASSIGNMENT

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Question;Fill out the following questions based off of;the company: Staples, Inc. (ticker symbol SPLS);1.;Provide common-size;analysis of your company?s income statement and balance sheet, using the format;shown in Exhibit 17.8 and 17.9 on Page 695 and 696 in the textbook. You will want to provide the analysis for the;2 most recent years (must be done using Excel with formulas).;Exhibit 17.8;Exhibit 17.9;2.;Provide horizontal analysis;of your company?s income statement and balance sheet, using the format shown in;Exhibit 17.1 on Page 692 and Exhibit 17.2 on Page 693 in the textbook. You will want to show the dollar amount and;percent of change using the 2 most recent years (you must use an Excel;spreadsheet with formulas).;Exhibit 17.1;Exhibit 17.2;3.;Perform ratio analysis;on your company using the ratios listed in Exhibit 17.16 on page 707 of your;text (these must be in an Excel spreadsheet, using formulas to calculate the ratios).;You should present them in a similar format as the text: group by category;list name of ratio, formula in words, and the ratio calculation. Give a short;explanation of your conclusions about your company after each category of;ratios (i.e. How liquid is your company? How efficiently is it using its assets?;etc.).;Exhibit 17.16;Conclusions: Substantive Responses will be at least a Paragraph for;each question.;4.;Are you optimistic or;pessimistic regarding the future of your chosen corporation? Explain. (Please;use information from your analysis to support your opinion.);5.;Would you invest in;the stock of the company? Explain. (Please use information from your analysis;to support your decision).;6.;Would you invest in the bonds;of the company? Explain. (Please use information from your analysis to support;your decision. Must be different from;what is provided in Question 54.;Hint: Consider their Debt Ratios;etc. Also, please provide an answer even;if they do not offer Bonds. If they did;would you invest in them? Why or Why;Not?)

 

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