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Here are the requirements:

 

The selected company is Protective Life Corporation.  The annual statement is attached.

 

 

The Final Paper will involve applying the concepts learned in class to an analysis of a company using data from its annual report. Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company and write a report either recommending or not recommending purchase of the company stock.
For help with reading an annual report access this
handy guide from Money Chimp.

 

The completed report should include:

 

    • An introduction to the company, including background information.   
    • A complete and thorough financial statement review.
    • Pro Forma financial statements (Balance Sheet and Income Statement) for the next fiscal year, assuming a 10 percent growth rate in sales and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for the next year.
    • Complete ratio analysis for the last fiscal year using at least two ratios from each of the following categories:

 

      • Liquidity
      • Financial leverage
      • Asset management
      • Profitability
      • Market value

 

    • A calculation of Return on Equity (ROE) using the DuPont system.
    • Assessment of management performance by calculating Economic Value Added (EVA).
    • A synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase stock from this company.

 

The paper

 

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least five scholarly sources, such as the textbook, industry reports, and articles from the Ashford University library to support your findings and recommendations.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style

 

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