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I have a financial management assignment due on sunday at 12:00 midnight. The assignment analyzes the annual financial reports for...

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I have a financial management assignment due on sunday at 12:00 midnight. The assignment analyzes the annual financial reports for United Airlines and Carnival Cruises.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are;?;Analyze financial statements using financial ratios.;?;Analyze and evaluate cash flows over time.;?;Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial management.;?;Write clearly and concisely about financial management using proper writing mechanics.;This project requires that you conduct a financial analysis of two, comparable organizations. You;may select any organizations that produce publicly available financial statements employing IFRS;or U.S. GAAP (both companies must follow the same GAAP). Let your professor know which two;companies you plan to study before the end of Week 2, as your selection must be approved. The;professor reserves the right to limit the number of students comparing the same two;organizations.;Assignment;1. Carefully review the annual reports for both organizations. Comment on what approach;each company has taken in reporting to its shareholders.;(This requirement is purposely;broad to give you the freedom to talk about anything that comes under the broad title of;?reporting to shareholders?).;2. Prepare a ratio analysis for both companies including a trend analysis for three years.;Comment on the significance of the ratios for each company (do they indicate that things;are all right, do they suggest that problems exist, or is it likely that problems will occur in;the future?). Comment specifically on the similarities and differences among the ratios;calculated for both companies and comparison to any benchmark.;3.;Prepare an analysis of the cash flow statements for both companies.;4. List and discuss the importance of the two most significant accounting policies adopted;by the two organizations (you should select the same two policies for both organizations).;Explain the options selected by both companies and comment on any differences that;you see. Explain what other policies the organizations could have selected and state why;you think they selected one policy over another.;5. Provide the URL?s for each company?s Annual Report.

 

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