Module 08 course project – ratio analysis

 

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This assignment is the third part of the course project. In this assignment, you will utilize the two stocks within the same industry that were selected in Module 03.

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For the two firms, locate and download their latest annual report. Annual reports are typically found within the ‘Investor Relations’ section of a firm’s website.

Utilizing the data from each of the firm’s annual reports, calculate the following ratios:

Liquidity Ratios – Current Ratio and Quick Ratio

Activity Ratios – Inventory Turnover, Receivables Turnover, Days Sales Outstanding, Fixed Asset Turnover, and Total Asset Turnover

Profitability Ratios – Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, Net Profit Margin, Return on Assets, and Return on Equity

Leverage Ratios – Debt/Net Worth and Debt Ratio

Coverage Ratios – Times-Interest-Earned

You may utilize a Microsoft Excel document to calculate the ratios for each firm.

After calculating the ratios for each of the firms, present the results and provide a brief analysis on the financial health of each firm.

Your assignment should be a minimum of 3 written pages in addition to the ratio calculations and utilize APA formatting. In-text citations and a reference page should also be included. These are the companis from mod 3:

 

 

Apple

 

 

Google

 

 

Avon Products Inc.

 

 

L’Oréal SA

 

 

Mattel Inc.

 

Criteria

 

Points

 

Calculates all required ratios for each firm

 

50

 

Summarizes ratio analysis results for each firm

 

20

 

Provides a brief analysis on the financial health of each firm

 

30

 

Grammar, APA, organization and minimum page requirement

 

10

 

Total

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

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