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Financial Statement Analysis

Public companies regularly disclose helpful financial information to the public, providing a plethora of quantitative data for analysis.

Financial statements provide a statistical road map to the inner workings of a company. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of a financial analysis that includes the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows of your two firms. Your analysis should also accomplish the following:

Include the last three years of data, and evaluate the trends in the data.
Summarize the footnotes on each of the statements.
Compute the earnings per share for the three years.
Compare the two companies and determine the insights gathered from the trend analysis.
Read the following article for a guide on financial statement analysis:

The Beginners’ Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

Deliverable Requirements: Your financial analysis presentation should have at least 15 slides. Limit the text on each slide, and use visuals to help engage your audience. The Notes section of the presentation should provide your analysis of the data presented. APA references must be included within the presentation.

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: There should be at least 15 slides.
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-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 presentation for this assignment is 15 slides. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. Using a variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference slide: References that align with your in-body academic sources should be listed on the final slide of your presentation. The references must be in APA format and use appropriate spacing, hanging indentation, italics, and uppercase and lowercase as appropriate for the type of resource that is used. Remember that the reference slide is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in your presentation. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

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