You are required to select a listed company from the London Stock Exchange. You must make sure that all 4 financial statements are available to complete this assessment. Your selection of the company may be from a retail sector/airlines or a manufacturing company.

You are required to select a listed company from the London Stock Exchange.  You must make sure that all 4 financial statements are available to complete this assessment. Your selection of the company may be from a retail sector/airlines or a manufacturing company.

Assessment 2 will be an individual analytical report on the performance of an organisation (see above) based on the published financial information, and reading of the financial press. This will be submitted by 9th of March 2015.

Your report should be about 1500 – 2000 words plus appendices of calculations and charts. You should obtain the accounting statements (annual report) from BREO. This should include

1.     Accounting ratios (all five categories) over 2 years (2013 & 2012).

2.    Share price observations at monthly intervals over the 24 months of the 2 years.

21st Century Products Limited
Income Statement for the years ended 31 December
2014       2014        2013       2013
‘000        ‘000         ‘000        ‘000
Sales        85,000            96,000
Opening Stock    8,900            9,200
Plus Purchases    61,500            73,600
Less Closing Stock    9,200            10,000

Cost of Sales        61,200            72,800

Gross Profit        23,800            23,200
Operating Expenses
Administration    14,450            15,900
Sales and Marketing    3,690            3,560
Financial Services    250    18,390        250    19,710

Net Income        5,410            3,490

Statement of Financial Position as at 31 December
2014    2014        2013    2013
Non-current assets    ‘000         ‘000         ‘000         ‘000
Fixtures and fittings        15,760            17,050
Current assets
Inventory    9,200            10,000
Receivables    11,300            19,500
Cash    11,500            14,400
32,000            43,900
Current liabilities
Trade Payables    21,500            30,600
Bank loan (10%)    1,700            1,600
23,200            32,200
Net current assets        8,800            11,700
Long term liabilities
Long term loan        240            940
Net Assets        24,320            27,810

Equity
Share Capital     18,910            24,320
Retained Income    5,410            3,490
24,320            27,810

Number of shares = 10,000
Share price 2012 = £5; 2013=£10

Required: Analyse the accounts.  Would you invest in this company? Justify your answer.

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