Individual Company Analysis

Guide to Individual Company Analysis
Individual Company Project
A. Research and then describe your company’s primary business activities. Include:
1. A brief historical summary,
2. A list of competitors,
3. The company’s position within the industry,
4. Recent developments within the company/industry,
5. Future direction, and
6. Other items of significance to your corporation.
7. Consult the Form 10-K filed with the SEC.
8. Review the Annual Report and especially the Letter to Shareholders
9. Financial Ratio and implications
10. Discuss what the ratios mean and how they are used in financial decision making.
B. Format: Double-spaced, one-inch margins, using a 12-point Times New Roman font. Follow APA format including in-text citations and complete reference. Wikipedia reference will not be accepted.
Your final written paper should be 4-5 pages long (full text, approximately 1250-1500 words). The report should be well written with cover page, introduction, body of paper (with appropriate subheadings), conclusion, and reference page. References must be appropriately cited.
The final written paper requires you to prepare a well-written titled “Would You Advise a Friend to Invest in This Company?” based upon your research and analysis of this company’s financial information. You should identify at 5-7 significant points that justify your conclusion. Support your points with a comprehensive explanation incorporating sound reasoning. The significant points you identified should be consistent with what you said in Part A.

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