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Individual Report
This report is completed by an individual student based on the information gathered from the group report in which the student participates. It is to include the following sections:
6, Prospective Analysis, including:
Forecasting income statement
• Forecast key elements of income statements for the company for the next THREE financial years.
• Present the key ratios (in a table format) used to forecast key income statement items in the report.
• Present these income statements (key elements only, in a table format) in the report.
• Provide justifications of forecast assumptions for each key forecast item. The justifications should be related to the company's environment, business operation and strategy discussed in your group report.
Forecasting balance sheet
• Forecast key elements of balance sheets for the company for the next THREE financial years.
• Present the key ratios (in a table format) used to forecast key balance sheet items in the report.
• Present these balance sheets (key elements only, in a table format) in the report.
• Provide justifications of forecast assumptions for each key forecast item. The justifications should be related to the company's environment, business operation and strategy discussed in your group report.
Valuations
• Value the company using two different methods. The discounted cash flow model must be used together with an alternative valuation model of your choice.
• Discuss how to estimate the parameters used in the valuation models. For example, justify your choice of terminal growth rate. Why is the rate appropriate for the company?
• Present sensitivity analysis for different economic scenarios. Discuss these economic scenarios in which a downside or upside growth rate is applied.
• Calculate estimated value per share.
7. Recommendation for the clients, drawing on the whole analysis of the company included in the group and individual reports, and including:
• Compare the estimated value per share with the market value, and make an investment recommendation based on this.
• Justify the investment recommendation by providing supportive arguments from the environment, strategy, and financial analyses of the group report.
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The individual report should be word-processed and professionally presented. It is to be approximately 5 - 10 single line or 1.5-lines spacing pages in length, excluding references and appendices. Page limit rather than word limit is imposed for the individual report.
You are required to submit your individual report under the “Part 1 Individual Report- tab and excel spreadsheet containing forecast template under the “Part 2 Excel File- tab separately on iLeam. Tutor will review both individual report and excel spreadsheet.
Ensure that you present forecast tables and valuation calculations clearly in the individual report. The presentation of individual report accounts for 10 marks.
All assumptions should be clearly stated and supported if possible. Both in-text references and bibliography should be provided. Commercial data services may be used to source annual reports and other information. Any commercial data sources used should be acknowledged and referenced in the written report. Note that plagiarism from professional analysts' reports can be easily identified and will result in a mark of zero for the report.
Late submissions will have 10% of the individual report mark deducted per day.

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