Financial statement analysis of a public company formatted according to APA style

Subject: Business    / Finance

Write a nine-to ten page financial statement analysis of a public company, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In this analysis you will dicuss the financial health of this company with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors. Your paper should consist of the following sections: introduction, company overview, horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, final recommendation, and conclusions. Your paper needs t include a minimum of five scholarly resources in addition to the textbook as references.

Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment:

Company Overview

Provide a brief of your company (one to two paragraphs at most). What is it in? What are its main or services? Who are its competitors?

Horizontal of Income Statement and Sheet

Prepare a three-year analysis of the income statement and sheet of your selected company. Discuss the importance and of horizontal analysis. Discuss both the positive negative trends in your company.

Ratio Analysis

Calculate the ratio, quick ratio, cash to current ratio, over a -year period. Discuss and interpret the ratios that you. Discuss potential liquidity issues based on your calculations of current and quick ratios. Are there any could be erroneously influencing the of the ratios? Discuss liquidity issues of competitive within the same industry.


Based on your analysis you recommend an individual invest company? What strengths do you see? What risks do you see? It is perfectly acceptable state that you would avoiding this company as as provide support for your position.

Writing the Final Paper

1. Must benine to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

2. Must include a title page with the following:

a. Title of paper
b. Student’s name
c. Course name and number
d. Instructor’s name
e. Date submitted

3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
7. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.