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Group Assignment [Groups can be 1 or 2 person groups]
Due Week 10, Monday 14 May, 2018 at 11.45pm
This guide is split into five Sections.
1. Overview
2. Submission Details and Issues that will Influence Your Mark
3. Task Requirements and Marking Rubric
4. Mark sheet
5. APA Quick Reference Guide
Section 1: Overview
This is a group assignment. There are two parts.
• Part 1 is based on a case study and will assess your research, analytical and written skills as well as your understanding of share valuation techniques. The topic draws from material covered in Week 6 – Chapter 10 Share Valuations. All questions were developed from your prescribed textbook, Managerial Finance – Principles and Applications by Titman et al. (2016).
Important Note: To compete part 1 you will need to purchase a recent copy of the Australian Financial Review [i.e. not less than 3 months old].
• Part 2 requires you to consider the approach Warren Buffet uses to do a share valuation
Additional resources may be uploaded to FINC20018
• Part 3 requires you to compare Warren Buffet’s approach to share valuation and the share valuation methodology in Chapter 10 and recommend which approach you prefer and why.
Specific task requirements are detailed in Section 3 – Task Requirements and Marking Criteria.
What is a Group?
• For campus students: a group can be a group of 1 or 2 students.
• For distant learning (FLEX) students: while a group of 1 is likely to be more practical, you also have the option of forming a group of 2 students.
• Important Note 1: Students working as a group, only one member of the group will submit the assignment online by uploading it in Moodle.
Section 2: Submission Details
Submission Format: You are required to present your response in report format.
Word Limit: The word limit is 1,350 words and excludes title and cover pages, table of contents, reference list, and appendix and any other supplementary material or attachments.
Important Note: This word limit and number of reference is based on present recommended School of Business and Law policy for post-graduate students.
Minimum number of references: In total [i.e. for both Part 1, 2 and 3] the minimum number is 5 and must include 5 peer-reviewed articles. You may use well-known newspapers, magazines, and reliable internet and journal sources such as Applied Finance, Financial Analyst Journal, and Journal of Banking & Finance. Wikipedia and Investopedia are not permitted to be used as sources.
Submission Online: You MUST submit this assessment online as a word document. We will not accept PDF submissions.
Issues that will affect your marks include:
1. Create your own cover page for your Report, but do not include the Marking Sheet or the marking criteria/rubrics in your report. You grader will take care of this when they grade your paper to provide you feedback on your report. Make sure both student members of you group is added to your cover page.
2. Where copying from other sources results in high percentage similarity, we will deduct marks as shown on the mark-sheet. Therefore, proper use of in-text referencing is important. Avoid direct quotes.
Turnitin checks percentage similarity.
Do not copy the questions from the textbook, as this will increase your percentage similarity.
Under extreme circumstances where high % similarity indicates copying from written works of other students in CQU, other universities or any other institutions world-wide, the assignment will be reviewed by the academic misconduct board. If percentage similarity exceeds 20%, then we will deduct marks based on a progressive scale as determined by the course co-ordinator.
3. A marking rubric is provided in Section 3 and totals 50 marks and will be scaled down to reflect a grade out of 30%.
The assessment is worth 30% total assessment grade.
We record your final grade on Moodle as a percentage of 30%.
4. Penalty for late submission is 5% per calendar day including Saturday and Sunday.
Section 3: Task Requirements
The task is based on a real-world case study and as stated, there are three parts.
You are required to present answers to some questions in a single report.
To demonstrate in-depth of understanding of share valuation techniques, it is expected that you extend your research beyond the prescribed textbook when making comparisons about share valuation techniques.
Section 3: The Case Study
Obtain or purchase a recent [i.e. less than three months old] copy of the newspaper Australian Financial Review or access the information online at this link http://www.afr.com/ (you can obtain a free subscription for one month)
Refer to the page that provides details of shares currently traded on The ASX.
TASK 1
Just like an investor, select ten listed ordinary share companies from and create a portfolio. For instance, select 3 shares from list of Information Technology, 4 shares from Energy and 3 from Financials
1. Using equity valuation methods taught in Week 6 and described in Chapter 10 calculate the value of each selected ordinary share investment in terms of your required rate of return.
Hint: To answer the question, you will need to calculate the value of the companies selected, and to do that you need to demonstrate that you have learnt something about equity valuation. In your analysis, consider valuing the shares using the ordinary share discounted dividend model and then the comparable approach to valuing ordinary shares. Consider the principles that will determine the value of a company in your report.
2. Rank the ten investments in order of desirability. Explain why you have ranked them in this way. [10/40 marks for content and knowledge]
3. Which investment of the ten would you select? Why? [5/40 marks for content and knowledge]
TASK 2
According to Warren Buffet, -Intrinsic value is an estimate rather than a precise figure, and it is additionally an estimate that must be changed if interest rates move or forecasts of future cash flows are revised. Two people looking at the same set of facts, moreover--and this would apply even to Charlie and me--will almost inevitably come up with at least slightly different intrinsic value figures.-
Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world.
Research and summarise some interesting facts about Warren Buffet that you can relate to the companies you have selected from the Financial Review to analyse. [5/40 for content and knowledge]
There are several YouTube featuring interviews and/or commentary by Warren Buffet about how to invest wisely. Below are three to get you started. Skip the ads, watch them and summarise the key points that he makes in relation to investment.
• Warren Buffet Best Advice on Successful Investing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5VQPIeZhMc
• Warren Buffet on Why He’ll Never Sell a Share of Coke Stock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p1_5bZ8I4M
• Warren Buffet Financial Rules to Live By: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUAtVyWS_4Y
TASK 3
• Compare Warren Buffet’s approach to share valuation and the share valuation methodology in Week 6 - Chapter 10 and recommend which approach you prefer with one reason why. [10/40 marks for content and knowledge]
Important Information:
• Response to case study must be in report format and include an executive summary, table of contents, introduction, body with suitable headings and sub-headings, conclusion and wide variety of references.
• Report fonts must be either Arial or Times Roman 12 pt and 1.5 spacing for narrative, 16 pt bold for major headings and 14 pt bold for sub-headings.
• Inclusion of diagrams and tables to support the response is strongly encouraged.
• All supporting material must be properly referenced using APA in-text referencing formats
• Support for the response should draw from the Warren Buffet You Tube clips and/or related websites
• Word count is 1,350 words maximum (i.e. 6 pages maximum) excluding in-text referencing, diagrams and tables.
Important note: There are over 2,000 companies listed on the ASX, thus your graders expect that it is unlikely two groups will be investigating the same list of ten companies. It is the graders expectations, that we see analysis of a variety of different companies from the different groups covering different Financial Review dates.
Section 4: Assignment Questions and Marking Criteria / Rubric
FINC20018 Marketing Rubric
Assessment type: Written Assessment
Unit code and name
Student ID and name
Key Criteria Exceeds Expectations
(High Distinction) 85-100% Exceeds Expectations (Distinction) 75 - 84% Meets Expectations
(Credit) 65 – 74% Meets Expectations
(Pass) 50 – 64% Below Expectations
(Fail) below 50%
Executive Summary Excellent executive summary; providing a summary of the key problem, key issues with regards to the problem and the recommendations and future practical steps Good executive summary; providing a summary of the key problem, key issues with regards to the problem and the recommendations and future practical steps Fair executive summary, providing a summary of the key problem, key issues with regards to the problem and the recommendations and future practical steps Poor executive summary; providing a summary of the key problem, key issues with regards to the problem and the recommendations and future practical steps Very poor or non-existent executive summary.
Student achievement 10 8 6 5 3
Introduction and/or purpose Excellent introduction; providing a very clear purpose, which ensures all areas relevant to the topic are clearly outlined. Good introduction; providing a mostly clear purpose, which ensures most areas relevant to the topic are clearly outlined. Fair introduction, addresses some points, lacks some detail; ensures some areas relevant to the topic are outlined. Poor introduction; addresses limited points, lacks detail; of which few areas are outlined. Very poor or non-existent introduction.
Student achievement 5 4 3 2 1
Organisation or structure The ideas are arranged in an extremely logical, structured and coherent manner. The ideas are arranged in a fairly logical, structured and coherent manner. The ideas are arranged in a logical, some-what structured and coherent manner. The ideas appear less logical, structured and presents in fairly incoherent manner. There is little, if any, coherent structure to the document.
Student achievement 5 4 3 2 1
Content Knowledge (or literature/argument) Demonstrates a balanced and very high level of detailed knowledge of core concepts by providing a very high level of analysis. Demonstrates a balanced and high level of knowledge of core concepts by providing a high level of analysis. Demonstrates a good level of knowledge of some of the core concepts by providing some level of analysis. Demonstrates limited knowledge of core concepts by providing a limited level of analysis. Demonstrates little, if any, knowledge of the core concepts with extremely limited, if any, analysis.
Student achievement 40 30 20 10 5
Presentation and quality of writing Quality of writing at a very high standard. Paragraphs are coherently connected to each other. Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Quality of writing is of a high standard. Paragraphs are mostly well structured. Few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Quality of writing is of a good standard. Few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Some problems with sentence structure and presentation Frequent grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Use of inappropriate language. Quality of writing is at a very poor standard so barely understandable. Many spelling mistakes. Little or no evidence of proof reading.
Student achievement 5 4 3 2 1
Recommendations The assessment presents detailed relevant recommendations supported by sound literature and case study evidence of the ideas presented; drawing clear and well thought-out recommendations. The assessment presents a fairly detailed relevant recommendations supported by sound literature and case study evidence of the ideas presented; drawing fairly clear and well thought-out recommendations. The assessment presents a somewhat detailed relevant recommendations supported by sound literature and case study evidence of the ideas presented; providing some evidence of recommendations. The assessment provides limited detail with no relevant recommendations supported by sound literature and case study evidence of the ideas presented; drawing limited recommendations. The assessment fails to provide any clear evidence of relevant recommendations; drawing no clear recommendations.
Student achievement 10 8 6 5 3
Conclusion/ summarisation The assessment presents a detailed and focused summary of the ideas presented; drawing clear and well thought-out conclusions. The assessment presents a fairly detailed and focused summary of the ideas presented; drawing fairly clear and well thought-out conclusions. The assessment presents a somewhat detailed and focused summary of the ideas presented; providing some evidence of conclusions. The assessment provides limited detail with no clear summary of the ideas presented; drawing limited conclusions. The assessment fails to provide any clear evidence of the ideas presented; drawing no clear conclusions.
Student achievement 5 4 3 2 1
Research (referencing) Utilises current, appropriate and credible sources from quality peer-reviewed sources Referencing accurate– per APA Reference Guide.
Students reference the source of formula, information, arguments, diagrams and/or examples appropriately. HINT: Insert formula reference as a footnote. Utilises current, appropriate and credible sources.
Students reference the source of formula, information, arguments, diagrams and/or examples appropriately. HINT: Insert formula reference as a footnote Utilises current, appropriate and credible sources.
Students reference the source of formula, information, arguments, diagrams and/or examples appropriately. HINT: Insert formula reference as a footnote Utilises few current, appropriate and credible sources.
Students reference the source of formula, information, arguments, diagrams and/or examples appropriately. HINT: Insert formula reference as a footnote Utilises little, if any, current, appropriate and credible sources.
Students reference the source of formula, information, arguments, diagrams and/or examples appropriately. HINT: Insert formula reference as a footnote
Referencing 20 16 12 8 4
Late assessment penalty
Other penalty
Best aspects of the assessment
Areas where improvement is needed
Final student achievement
Section 4:
Mark Sheet for Assignment 2
This is not your cover sheet. Do not submit together with your responses.
Name: _________________________ Campus: __________ Student ID: _________
Name: _________________________ Campus: __________ Student ID: _________
Question Max Marks Student Mark Less % for
Un-referenced Material/high similarity/late submission Total Mark
Executive Summary 10
Introduction and/or purpose 5
Organisation or structure 5
Content Knowledge (or literature/argument) 40
Presentation and quality of writing 5
Recommendations 10
Conclusion/ summarisation 5
Research/Referencing 20
Total 100
Converted to 30

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