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Healthcare Finance Analysis Project

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Question;REQUIRED: WRITTEN PROJECT;Guidelines;1. Review the most recent;annual report for two public healthcare organizations where you can obtain;financial reports on. The reports should contain at least three years of income;statement data and two years of balance sheet data. You will pick one company to be your base;organization for comparative purposes.;2. Analyze at least 3 (three);items on the income statement for your base organization that would be;important to a stakeholder, and discuss whether your organization?s performance;related to these items appeared to be improving, deteriorating, or remaining;stable. Justify your answer.;3. Analyze at least 3 (three);items on the balance sheet for your base organization that would be important;to a stakeholder, and discuss whether your company?s performance related to;these items appeared to be improving, deteriorating, or remaining stable.;Justify your answer.;4. Analyze your base;organization?s investing and financing activities for the most recent year as identified;in the statement of cash flows, specifically identifying the two largest;investing activities and the two largest financing activities. Discuss whether;you agree or disagree with the investing and financing strategies that your;organization appears to be employing.;5. Identify 2 (two) items not;included in (or derived from) the financial statements that you think would be;important to someone considering when reviewing your organization. Discuss your;reasons for believing that these two items about the organization would be;important in a stakeholder?s decision. (Hint: you might want to consider items;discussed in other business classes.);6. Compare your base;organization?s financial statements with those of the second organization in;the same industry. If you were making a decision to invest, partner with or;invest your health in one of the two organizations, which organization would;you choose? Why? (Note: your answer in this section must include some financial;issues, but your answer need not be limited to a discussion of financial;issues.);Outline;1) Executive;Summary / Introduction;2) Overview / background information theorganizationand the;healthcare industry. This should;include;a) A summary of theorganization?s;history;b) The firm?s mainorganization?s;and competition;c) Information on top management and management compensation.;d) Anything else you feel is important.;3) A financial analysis which should include;a) Income Statement;b) Balance Sheet;c) Statement of Cash Flow;d) Other Items;4) Comparison of 2organizations;5) A conclusion including your recommendation;6) A bibliography that reveals all sources of information you;used.;a) A link to your twoorganization?s;onlineannual reports;b);Other sources reviewed;Notes;1. Your analysis must include;page references to relevant portions of the annual reports. Your report must also contain appropriate;quotes for other materials and appropriate citations for material taken from;sources outside the financial statements.;2. Your analysis is limited to;6 (six) pages, and must be typed, double-spaced, and have at least a 10 or;12-point font.;3. The assignment is due next;week on Thursday by 6 pm;GRADING RUBRIC;The written projects are worth;100 points and will be graded as follows;First, the projects will be;reviewed for compliance with the basic requirements and for composition. Any;projects submitted without the entire annual reports for both companies being;discussed, without appropriate page references to the relevant portions of the;annual reports, without appropriate highlighting of the relevant portions of;the annual reports, without appropriate citations for material taken from;sources outside the annual reports, and/or with excessive composition errors;will be docked 25 points out of 100 available points. You will receive 25;points for satisfactory compliance of this requirement.;Second, the papers will be;reviewed for content and will be graded using the following rubric;66-75 points: The paper is;well written, free of grammatical and other writing errors, and well organized.;The report addresses each of the issues specified in the requirements, uses;appropriate examples to illustrate concepts discussed, and integrates the;annual report data with the narrative. The report focuses on important items;demonstrates a thorough understanding of the relationships among financial;statement data, and is cohesive.;60-65.5 points: The paper;generally is well written but may have minor grammatical or other writing;errors or lack smooth transitions. The report addresses the issues specified in;the requirements, demonstrates understanding, and focuses mainly on important;items, but does not fully synthesize the material being discussed, and/or does;not integrate the annual report data with the narrative.;52-59.5 points: The paper does;not have excessive grammatical or other writing errors. The report addresses;the issues specified in the requirements, but demonstrates only moderate;understanding, and/or lacks integration.;46-51.5 points: The paper does;not have excessive grammatical or other writing errors. The report addresses;the issues specified in the requirements, but demonstrates only minimal;understanding of one or more of the issues.;39-45.5 points: The paper is;acceptable after initially requiring resubmission due to failure to comply with;the basic requirements, excessive composition errors, or failure to demonstrate;understanding of two or more of the issues required to be discussed.;0 points: The paper fails to;meet the basic requirements, has excessive composition errors, and/or fails to;demonstrate understanding of two or more of the issues required to be discussed;after a first resubmission.

 

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