September – December 2023 Financial Statements Analysis

Business & Finance

This assignment includes a report (pdf format) based on listed companies. The companies & industries among the ones you can choose are listed below.You will have to compute Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and other ratios to grasp financial performance, liquidity, profitability, or leverage by industries.The aim of this exercise is that the students not only compute but interpret and analyze the firm’s situation in their industry’s context.The public listed firms are available here (S&P500). The industries available for this exercise are: The professor will assign the industry in a raffle.· Insurances · Consumer Electronics Manufacturing · Furniture & other home elements retail · Natural Resources (Commodities) Production · Software Development · Supply Chain & Logistics · Semiconductor Manufacturing · Education Services · e-Market retail · Food Processing IndustriesExercise:Compute for any industry chosen from the above list the following ratios and explain in your own words how that ratio compares among at least 3 corporationscompeting in the chosen industry: Liquidity:Acid TestCash RatioCurrent ratioInventory turnoverReceivable’s turnoverPayable’s turnoverThe operating cycleCash conversion cycleCash Flow:CF coverage ratioFree CF / CF from Ops ratioCF from Ops / Sales RatioPrice / CF ratio(each computed, explained and analyzed item will get you 4.5 marks approx.)Leverage:Debt RatioTimes Interest Earned Profitability:Gross marginNet marginEPSRoARoE Market:P/E ratioMarket to BookMarket CapFormalities:Wordcount: 1000 words approx.Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded of the total wordcount.Font: Arial 12,5 pts.Text alignment: Justified.The in-text References and the Bibliography must be in Harvard’s citation style.

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