Writing Assignment

Select a company to research.

Pick a company that you admire or that interests you. You could also select a company that you’d like to work for in the future. (the company i chose is Macy’s)
You may want to select a publicly-traded company, as you will have access to more information.

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Go to the company’s website and find the Investor Relations page.

Locate the annual report and download it for future reference.

Write a summary of the annual report that addresses the following:

Liquidity

Current Position Analysis. Calculate the company’s working capital, current ratio, and quick ratio. Provide a brief (2-3 sentences) analysis of the data.
Accounts Receivable Analysis. Calculate the company’s accounts receivable turnover and number of days’ sales in receivables. Provide a brief (2-3 sentences) analysis of the data.
Inventory Analysis. Calculate the company’s inventory turnover and number of days’ sales in inventory. Provide a brief (2-3 sentences) analysis of the data.
In no more than 2 paragraphs, write a synopsis of company’s liquidity.

Profitability

Calculate each of the following and provide a brief (2-3 sentences) analysis of the data:

Asset turnover
Return on total assets
Return on stockholders’ equity
Earnings per share on common stock
Price-earnings ratio
Dividends per share
Dividend yield

In no more than 2 paragraphs, write a brief synopsis of the company’s profitability.

Solvency

Calculate the following ratios:

Ratio of fixed assets to long-term liabilities
Ratio of liabilities to stockholders’ equity
Times interest earned

In no more than 2 paragraphs, write a brief synopsis of the company’s solvency.

In no more than 2 paragraphs, write a conclusion that compares your initial perceptions of the company to what you now think since you’ve conducted your analysis.

Requirements:

APA format, including in-text citations, cover page, and reference page
12 point font, double space

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