Presentation on Company’s Financial Health.
You should access the most recent SEC 10-K filing of a Fortune 500 publicly traded company. This is often available at the company’s web site. Look for “Investor Information” or “Company Information”. You may also find the report using the SEC EDGAR system. Save the file to your computer for access. Do not print as the report is usually 100 pages or more. Post the name of your company in the SEC 10-K company for approval by your professor. Each student must select a different company, so read the company names selected by classmates. Also, your selected company must be ranked 500 or higher on the Fortune 500 list of industrial companies. You will use this company for discussion in the conferences during the semester. You will write a 2 – 3 pages paper, single spaced, one inch margins, 12 pt font with double spaces between paragraphs. Your paper should assess the financial health of the company that you selected. You should use the financial statements, the notes to the financial statements and conduct other research to completely evaluate the company. The following are required: You should choose requirements a. and 2 other sections. The requirements are: a. Provide background information on your company (what do they make, where are their headquarters, in what state are they chartered, etc.) as well as a conclusion/summary at the end. You should include this section on your paper. b. Discuss the company’s working capital with special emphasis on the management of its inventory and accounts receivable, including the computation and evaluation of days’ sales in inventory and accounts receivable. c. Discuss the company’s financing, which is its use of debt and equity. d. Compare company with competitor in terms of sales and net income/earnings. e. Discuss other factors besides the financial data presented in the financial statements that can impact the financial health of the company. Each person will also be required to prepare a brief power point file of no more than 10 slides and post in LEO. You will post the power point presentation in the discussion area for comments by other students, and also in the Assignment folder for grading. You are required to post comments on the work of at least one other student who does not yet have comments so everyone has at least one set of comments. Take care to avoid academic dishonesty. Write your paper, read it, and edit. Use your own words. Explain the financial statements and other accounting related information. Use headings in your paper. APA style is required for citations and a reference list. You will likely include our online reading resources as one of your sources. Ask questions of your instructor. Additional guidance for your paper and resources: Page count does not include title page, tables and exhibits, table of contents, and works cited list Title page Bibliography or works cited (business classes use APA format) In text citations (business classes use APA format) Tables, and appendixes if you wish to copy and paste financial statements or materials you did not write. Your paper should use one-inch margins on the left, right, top, and bottom of each page, and font set at 12 point. Take care to comply with the UMUC policy for academic honesty Write your paper, in your own words, using accounting words from our textbook and explaining how these relate to the financial statements of your company. Resources Visit the Accounting Toolbox in the Course Content > Course Resources of the ACCT 220 LEO classroom. The Accounting Toolbox is a constant resource in our UMUC undergraduate accounting courses. Links and explanations to assist you with this report may appear in this resource. Additional information will be posted on SEC Project: Request a Corporation to Study posting.