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Financial Statement paper




Write 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 Paper;1. 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


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