This IP builds upon your work in all previous units.
In this project, you have been analyzing and interpreting the publicly traded company, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (located in Appendix A: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., 2020 Annual Report of the required textbook: Financial Accounting).
Unit 1: Industry and Business Structure
Unit 2: Current Asset Analysis
Unit 3: Inventory and Long-Term Asset Analysis
Unit 4: Long-Term Liabilities and Equity
Unit 5: Overall Company Analysis and Conclusion
All of the information has been gathered to complete a comprehensive financial analysis of the company’s financial health and internal financial measures to develop short- and long-term strategic plans to help a manager make good business decisions.
Deliverable Requirements: Your comprehensive financial analysis should have at least 5 pages and present industry findings regarding liabilities and equity. Be sure to address the questions above, and consider how to use this information in your analysis. Your analysis should include the following:
Present the financial analysis separately.
The trend analysis and ratios for the company should be presented in an Excel workbook.
In 4 to 6 double-spaced paragraphs, discuss the significant findings for the company.
Do not discuss the financial analysis line by line; instead, identify the significant findings.
Discuss the meaning of the findings.
After you have completed Unit 5’s comprehensive financial analysis, you must gather all of your Individual Projects from previous units (5 pages per unit = 25 pages total) for your financial analysis and interpretation course project. Be sure to properly cite sources using the APA format as well as include references and in-text citations.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means that you will need the following at a minimum:
Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: There should be at least 25 pages.
Body: This begins on the page following the title and abstract pages and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-point Times New Roman or 12-point 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 paper for this assignment is 25 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. Using a variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format and use appropriate spacing, hanging indentation, italics, and uppercase and lowercase for the type of resource used. Remember that the reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation