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You are to pick a company. You should pick one either from the industry in which you are currently working or an industry in which you are interested. You could also pick a division of a company. It is imperative that sufficient data about your company are available and that you use the data. One way to be sure is to pick a publicly held company. If you pick a privately held company or a division of a company, make sure that the data necessary to do a significant financial analysis are available. This has to be done on Apple. Would hope to have this pretty soon.?



FIN515 Managerial Finance

 

First Course Project

 

The purpose of this project is to help you develop skills not only in performing the calculations behind

 

financial analysis but in interpreting the numbers as well.

 

You are to pick a company. You should pick one either from the industry in which you are currently

 

working or an industry in which you are interested. You could also pick a division of a company. It is

 

imperative that sufficient data about your company are available and that you use the data. One way to

 

be sure is to pick a publicly held company. If you pick a privately held company or a division of a

 

company, make sure that the data necessary to do a significant financial analysis are available.

 

If you use data that are not publicly available, be sure to talk to your manager and to make absolutely

 

sure that revealing that data is not a problem.

 

You will also need to find a standard against which to compare your findings. This could be a different

 

company in the same industry or the same company at a different time. Additionally, average or

 

benchmark numbers are available for several industries. If you decide to use a different company in the

 

same industry or the same company at a different time, make sure that there are enough differences

 

between the two to make a meaningful analysis.

 

After you have selected a company, put yourself in the place of an analyst who has been asked to

 

perform an analysis of the company and to provide a recommendation to management.

 

Use ratio analysis, common size analysis, or other techniques to determine areas in which the company

 

is doing well and areas that management should look at. Then, present your analysis and

 

recommendations in the form of a paper.

 

A good place to start would be to perform a complete DuPont analysis of the company, and compare it

 

to the standard. The DuPont analysis might provide guidance as to what particular areas of the company

 

should be examined next and what ratios should be calculated. If the DuPont analysis does not reveal

 

anything useful, you might wish to calculate several of the ratios that are available to you.

 


 

Deliverable

 

The completed paper should be about 1,000 words. In the paper, you do not have to explain the ratios in

 

depth. You may assume that the reader has a basic understanding of finance and knows what ratio

 

analysis is, although he or she might not be able to list all the ratios and how to calculate them from

 

memory. The reader is not going to want a lot of background about financial analysis. He or she really

 

wants information that he or she can apply to the given situation, which is the company that you have

 

selected.

 


 

If you like, you can write the paper in the form of a memo to management. You do not have to cite your

 

source for how to calculate the ratios. You do need to provide a reference to where you got that data for

 

your subject company and for the other company or standard to which you compared your company.

 


 


 


 


 

The spirit of this assignment is for you to calculate and interpret results. The purpose is not for

 

you to find calculations and interpretations that have been done by someone else.

 

The paper is expected to conform to the standards for graduate school writing.

 

The purpose of your analysis is internal evaluation. Refrain from using stock market valuation

 

ratios.

 


 

When you have completed the project, place it in one Word document, and place that document in the

 

appropriate Dropbox.

 

Rubric: First Project

 

FIN515

 

Possible

 

Points

 


 

Ratios selected

 


 

15

 


 

Calculations

 


 

10

 


 

Evaluation

 


 

15

 


 

Form

 


 

10

 


 

Criteria and Point Range

 

0-3

 

No referent

 

provided.

 

Insufficient or

 

incorrect ratios

 

used.

 

0-2

 

Calculations not

 

provided or are

 

generally incorrect.

 

0-3

 


 

No evaluation, or

 

evaluation not

 

based on findings

 


 

0-2

 

Significant

 

problems with

 

writing or format.

 


 

4-7

 

Some ratios

 

questionable.

 

Inappropriate

 

referent selected.

 


 

8-11

 

Ratios mostly

 

appropriate.

 

Appropriate

 

referent

 

selected.

 

3-4

 

5-7

 

Not all calculations

 

Calculations are

 

Provided, or some

 

nearly but not

 

calculations are

 

totally provided

 

incorrect.

 

or correct.

 

4-7

 

8-11

 

Evaluation

 

generally correct.

 

Minimal or incorrect May be not

 

Evaluation, or

 

completely

 

evaluation not

 

supported by

 

original.

 

findings or

 

insufficient in

 

quantity.

 

3-4

 

5-7

 

Minor problems with Writing and

 

writing or format.

 

format generally

 

correct with a few

 

exceptions.

 


 

12-15

 

Ratios and

 

referent

 

appropriate.

 


 

8-10

 

Calculations

 

are provided

 

and are

 

correct.

 

12-15

 


 

Evaluation

 

fully

 

supported by

 

findings.

 


 

8-10

 

Virtually no

 

errors in

 

writing or

 

format.

 


 

 

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