Recent Question/Assignment

Businesses of all kinds are required to provide financial statements as part of their annual reports. Although university/college graduates are not expected to understand all components of the annual report, it is important that students understand the key financial statements and how they can inform a variety of stakeholders of the state of the business. Your task is to conduct financial statement analysis on three (3) companies and write a 1,200 report summarising the key findings. For each company, you are required to analyse from an investor’s perspective. Your report must include: • Introduction: An introduction that addresses the general importance of financial statement analysis. (100 words) • Body: An analysis of each company: Coles and two companies of your choosing (300 words each = 900 words in total) • Recommendation: A recommendation for which of the three (3) companies you would invest in and why. (100 words) • Conclusion: A conclusion that give a general summary of the report. (50 - 100 words) • Reference List: A list of references used for the completion of the assignment. APA referencing only. In addition to your report, you are required to submit an excel document that calculates the key financial ratios for your company. During class in Week 5, you will be given the opportunity to perform financial statement analysis of Coles, including the excel calculations. This will thereby allow all students who attend the opportunity to both begin this assessment and learn exactly what is required for the task. The class recording will assist those students who are unable to attend the class.