Financial Analysis of a Corporation
Week 7 Assignment: Final Project, Financial Analysis of a CorporationPurposeThe purpose of the research paper is to demonstrate your grasp of the concepts you have learned throughout the course and your ability to analyze the financial standings and history of a company. You should be comfortable with choosing a company and:1. Read and understand the five basic financial statements2. Read and understand the financial components of an Annual Report3. Know how to interpret and calculate key financial ratios4. Evaluate and form an opinion on the value of a company5. Evaluate and explain the risk/reward trade-off of investing in that companyDescriptionProvide a brief company description (publicly traded company of your instructor’s choosing, OR one of yours with instructor approval): The company will be Facebook.The financial ratio analysis for a minimum of 3 years, including:• An industry comparison• The Cash flow analysis.• Look at the Annual report, the news, and the company website. Use as many sources as possible and tell me in your own word about the company.Discuss the cash flow in detail. Talk about investing, operating and financing decisions. Include a final summary of the firm’s financial condition. Make sure to include the Balance Sheet , Income statement, statement of cash flows and any other portion of the annual you used in order for us to check your calculations. You do not need to send the entire annual report.Submission Instructions• Your paper is a 12-15 pages or so including a cover page and references. Use APA formatting (12pt font, double-spaced).