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Question;Focus of the Final PaperWrite;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. Writing the Final Paper1. Must;be five to seven double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according;to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 2. Must include a title page with the following;a. Title of paper b. Student?s name c. Course name and number d. Instructor?s name e. Date submitted;3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 6. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 7. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

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