1a)Your task is to choose a publicly traded corporation, By publicly traded it means that it must be listed on an exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. This is important because you will need the financial statements and notes for your company. This would be difficult to find for a private company which is not obligated to provide this information. If you are unsure if your company is publicly traded check on their website. In the “investor relations” section they will detail this information. Then find their latest annual report .
Now that you have their financial information I would like you to perform a ratio analysis on the financial statements. Focus on the financial statement analysis chapter (PDF) you are reading this week. You will want to compute ratios for your company for the last two years. Do not compute each ratio you learned about for your company. There may be some that are not relevant. Rather focus on those eight ratios that you feel are the most important and relevant to analyze how your company is doing. Make sure to justify the ratios that you choose for your analysis. Compare how your company has done to the industry averages. Do you notice any trends that are positive or negative? Does anything look good or bad that is notable? Do you have any suggestions on things they could be doing to improve these ratios? Please analyze what you found for each of the eight ratios. Then organize your findings into a 15-minute presentation
Be sure to include some background on your company in your presentation. Please use PowerPoint for your presentation.
1b)Please locate the latest annual report for a publicly traded corporation of your choice. Attach a link or copy of the annual report to your post. In your post describe what is found in an annual report. For example, what are the different sections that can be found in them from what you see? Lastly, be sure to locate the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. List in your post which pages you found these on.
1C)we are learning about financial statement analysis and how to compute various ratios. This is a great way to understand how a company is doing. However, what are some limitations of financial statements analysis? Meaning, what are some things which make financial statement analysis less reliable? Do some research on this and post your thoughts on what you find. Be sure to cite your sources. In 500 words with APA format referencing.
2) Using the Internet, locate TWO companies that provide VPN services. Compare the TWO different services offered. Include their services, pricing, and make a decision which VPN service would be best for your own personal use should you decide to make the purchase in the future. In 500 words with APA format referencing.