Choose a major company conduct a financial analysis. Included in the analysis will be the following items:
- Background Information/Environmental Scan
- DuPont Identity
- Current Ratio
- Quick Ratio
- Inventory Holding Period
- Average Collection Period
- Debt Ratio
- Free Cash Flow
- Market Value Added
- Economic Value Added
- Dividend Yield
- Required Rate of Return based on the Capital Asset Pricing Model
After calculating the above items, you will make a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold the company’s common stock at its current price. The recommendation should be based on the calculations required plus any other information about the company that the student believes pertinent.
In a separate section of the paper, you will describe a situation in which his/her company would make use of capital budgeting. No calculations are required. This section of the paper would be about one to two pages describing the process that the company would make use of for analyzing the capital budgeting situation.
In a third section of the paper, you should describe how the company would use cost-volume-profit analysis for one of its products. No calculations are necessary; just provide an explanation of how the process works. This section of the paper should be at least 3 pages.
Grading for the analysis will be based on the following:
- Environmental Scan/Background
- Ratio Calculations
- Free Cash Flow Calculations
- Market Value Added? Economic Value Added
- Capital Budgeting Discussion
- Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Discussion
- Quality of Writing and Sources
Note: Each section is worth 3.75 points.
You are to write a minimum of 5 pages using in-text citations and the most recent sources including the source on the internet. The project paper must follow APA format style and submit for grading. A cover page, and reference page must be included with the project paper.