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Select two companies and perform an in-depth financial statement analysis using annual data for the past 5 years.

Select two companies and perform an in-depth financial statement analysis using annual data for the past 5
years. One must be a blue chip company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Data can be found at
http://finance.yahoo.com
https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html
Your discussion and analysis of each company should include:
Company background
Industry outlook
Analysts’ forecasts
Revenue, price, and income trend analysis
Financial ratio analysis (use the Ratio Analysis Table; note that you will need to complete two charts, one for
each company)
Altman’s Z-score calculation for at least three years
Discussion of any ethical concerns about this and explanation of what could be done to improve or promote
ethical behavior
Analyze the financial health of each company and make recommendations to Mr. Smith on whether or not each
company would be a good buy and why.
meet the following requirements:
Be two or three pages in length for the analysis and explanations
Include Excel spreadsheets with computations, using clearly labeled separate worksheets for each analysis (i.e.
ratio analysis, trend analysis, Altman’s Z-score, etc.); these spreadsheets should be embedded in the Word
document as an appendix after your analysis and explanations
Include a minimum of three credible reference

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