Financial Ratios

Assignment Details

This assignment builds upon your work in Units 1 and 2.

A public firm’s financial ratios can be easily found on any stock quote system. Many stock quote Web sites, such as MSN Money, provide a snapshot of a firm’s financial health, management effectiveness, and profitability.

For the ratio analysis, identify the liquidity, leverage, profitability, asset management, and price ratios as well as the trading statistics of both firms. Compare the ratios to each other and the industry. Draw conclusions based on the findings in the ratio analysis of each firm and the industry.

Deliverable Requirements: Your ratio analysis PowerPoint presentation must be at least 15 slides in length. Be sure to cite sources using APA properly; include references and in-text citations.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, that you will need the following:

Title slide: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: 15 slides minimum
Body slides: This begins on the slide following the title slide and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your presentation for this assignment is 15 slides. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference slide: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final slide of your presentation. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference slide is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the presentation. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.