financial statements

financial statements

Project description
Companies that I want you to compare;

Amazon Vs Ebay

ASSIGNMENT

1.Obtain the most recent annual reports for two competitor companies in an industry of your choice. The reports must contain at least three years of income statement data and two years of balance sheet data. Pick one of the two companies as your target company for consideration of making an investment.

2.Analyze at least three items on the income statement for your target company that would be important to an investor, and discuss whether your companys performance related to these items appeared to be improving, deteriorating or remaining stable. Justify your answer beyond just citing percentage increases or decreases.

3.Analyze at least three items on the balance sheet for your target company that would be important to an investor, and discuss whether your companys performance related to these items appeared to be improving, deteriorating, or remaining stable. Justify your answer beyond just citing percentage increases or decreases.

4.Analyze your target companys investing and financing activities for the most recent year as identified in the statement of cash flows, specifically identifying the two largest investing activities and the two largest financing activities. Analyze the investing and financing strategies that your company is employing and comment on whether you agree or disagree with these strategies.

5.Identify two items not included in the financial statements that you think would be important to someone considering whether to invest in your company. Discuss your reasons for believing that these two items about the company would be important in making an investment decision. You might want to consider items discussed in other business classes.

6.Compare your target companys financial statements with those of the competitor company in the industry. The competitors results do not have to be discussed in detail. If you were making a decision to invest in one of the two companies, which company would you choose? Why? Your answer in this section must include some summarization of financial issues, but doesnt need to be limited to a discussion of financial issues.

Additional Notes:
1.You must submit the financial statements for each company being discussed. Do not include the entire annual report, just the financial statements.

2.Your analysis must include page references to relevant portions of the annual reports. Your report must also contain appropriate quotation marks for quoted material and appropriate citations for material taken from sources outside the financial statements.

3.It should be 5 pages and must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font. (MLA)

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