Paper

FINC 5880

Cover Page

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary

Introduction

Company background, mission, goals, objectives, sales, assets, growth rate, market position, company strategies, product and services, management, and other information.

Source of Info: Company’s Annual Report, and Company’s Website

Market Outlook

Introduction to stock market, historical performance, and future outlook.

Source of Info: WSJ, Barrons, and other financial Websites

Industry Outlook

Nature of industry, type of composition, average industry growth, opportunities and threats in the industry, and future outlook.

Source of Info: Standard and Poor’s Industry Survey

Financial Statements Analysis

Compute applicable financial ratios, prepare common size statements, and analyze cash flow statements for at least for 3 years.

Source of Info: Company’s Annual Report

S and W Analysis

Compare the company’s financial ratios to the industry average, indicate the financial strengths and weakness, and explain the reasons for level of performance.

Source of info: Key Financial Ratios – Dun and Bradstreet

Financial Forecasting

Compute the growth rate or gather the growth rate data from outside sources, prepare a pro-forma income statement, balance sheet, and determine the AFN.

Source of Info: Company’s Annual Report

Capital Structure Analysis

Compute the cost of individual cost component and the WACC.

Source of Info: Company’s Annual Report and Financial Web Sites

Valuation Analysis

Common Stock Valuation, Book Value, Market Value, and Liquidation Value.

Source of Info: Company’s Annual Report, Analyst Review, and Fundamental Analysis.

Bankruptcy Analysis

Computer the Altman bankruptcy score and discuss the company’s position.

Source of Info: Company’s Annual Report and Altaman Bankruptcy Model.

Value-based Financial Analysis

Financial Strategy for Increasing the Value of the Firm.

Source: Creative Input from the group

Recommendations

References

Appendixes

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