Group Project Requirements
-Choose a publicly traded company and two competitors and determine its industry. For example: Company: Target; Competitors: Kohlâ€™s and Walmart; Industry: Retail Industry.
“We chose Ford and the competitors are General motors and Chrysler”
(1) Section 1: Provide an introduction about the company and its competitors: product information, current news etc., just an overall company background.
(2) Section 2: Evaluate the company versus its competitors and industry in terms of liquidity, profitability, solvency, and market ratios. Pick two ratios per category. Prepare ratio analysis for the most current two years available. For example, for liquidity: current ratio and quick ratio.
(3) Section 3: Prepare a common size analysis for the balance sheet and income statement for the company and its competitors for two years.
(4) Section 4: Lastly, would you invest in your company (Ford Motor Co) based on the ratio analysis and common size analysis?
Ford financial statements are in ” http://financials.morningstar.com/ratios/r.html?t=F “
Fiat Chrysler financial statements are in ” http://financials.morningstar.com/ratios/r.html?t=FCAU “
General Motors financial statements are in ” http://financials.morningstar.com/ratios/r.html?t=GM “
Our team are attached in Excal file which is Section 2
Note: There are websites that you can download financial statements. There are also websites that contain financial ratios already calculated. You would just need to cite which website you are using, but download ratios from website and attach as an exhibit. Any calculations that you do in excel would be an exhibit as well. You would refer to these exhibits in your paper.
The purpose of this exercise to analyze the ratios, not necessarily calculate the ratios. The group will prepare a paper that is approximately 3-4 pages in length (this does not include exhibits). The group is also required to prepare a 10-15 minute PowerPoint presentation that will be presented in front of class.
We need paper and presentation for these 4 section from 1-4. the paper should include the 4 section with out the essay which is 3-4 pages that should be about the background information of the 3 companies and why we should or should not invest in (Ford Motor Co).