Financial Statements

Resources: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), University Library, Library resources: Company Directories and Financials 
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Select a publicly traded, U.S. corporation with which you are familiar or one where you currently work or have worked in the past.
Research the company on the Internet and download the Income Statement, Statement of Shareholders’ Equity, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows.
Develop a minimum 700-word examination of the financial statements and include the following:

Determine the net income for      the current fiscal year (FY). Is this income up or down from the prior      year? 
Explain the relevance of      changes in net income to investors.
Determine the ending balance in      shareholders’ equity. Why would organizations such as labor unions be      interested in this?
Determine the total value of      assets. 
Discuss the relevance of the      total value of assets to potential creditors and why this is important.
Compute the return on assets.      Discuss the relative profitability of the company based on your results.
Compute the working capital and      current ratio. Evaluate the relative liquidity of the company based on      your results.
Compute the debt to assets      ratio and the free cash flow for your company. Analyze the results and      comment on the relative solvency of the company.
Discuss how the financial      statements are used in your current role or a position you would like to      hold. How might these aid you in managerial decision making?

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