- Select a publicly traded company that is traded on U.S. exchange. Locate the annual report for at least the last three fiscal years.
Analyze the financial statements for the company and review for large movements in specific accounts from one year to the next. In addition, review the notes to the financial statements as these are an integral part of the financial reporting package. Evaluate the balance sheet to determine if there are large changes in the company’s assets, liabilities, or equity accounts. In addition, analyze the income statement and statement of cash flows.
- At a minimum calculate the following ratios for a two-year period, the debt-to-equity ratio, current ratio, quick ratio, return on equity and net profit margin. For each ratio, explain the ratio tells you about the company.