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Question;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.;http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/investor-relations/sec/index.html;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.;http://www.microsoft.com/investor/SEC/default.aspx?year=2007;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;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.;A completed worksheet title;page tab which is really a cover sheet with your name, my name, the class;name, and the date.;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.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.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).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;Earnings per ShareCurrent RatioGross Profit RateProfit Margin RatioInventory Turnover RatioDays in InventoryReceivables Turnover RatioAverage Collection PeriodAsset Turnover RatioReturn on Assets RatioDebt to Total Assets RatioTimes Interest Earned RatioPayout ratioReturn on Common Stockholders;Equity RatioFree Cash FlowCurrent Cash Debt Coverage;RatioCash Debt Coverage RatioPrice/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 theend 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.

 

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