Assignment 2: Source of Revenue: Review of Financial Statements
Download and review the financial statements of Ascension Health, a nonprofit, religious-based healthcare system, from
and review the financial statements of HCA Holdings, Inc., a for-profit
healthcare system. You can find the financial statements on one the
many sites where such information is available, such as Zacks Investment Research or MarketWatch.
Search the site with HCA Holdings' ticker symbol ("HCA") and then look
for the "Financial" tab or section when you come to the site’s HCA
the companies' balance sheets, statements of income/operations, and
statements of cash flows. Identify and describe five similarities and
five differences between the two companies' financial statements.
After analyzing the statements, respond to the following:
- You have
reviewed information on three financial statements for two respective
organizations. In what way is each statement useful? Which statement
seems to you most useful?
- If, due to time
constraints, your organization could only prepare one financial
statement, which one—balance sheet, statement of income, or statement of
cash flow—would you recommend? Why?
By Tuesday, December 1, 2015
, submit your 2–3-page
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Described five similarities and five differences between the two organizations’ financial statements.
Compared statements and identified usefulness of each. Selected one statement as the most useful and justified your choice.
Explained which financial statement you would recommend an organization prepares first over others and why.
Presented a structured document free of spelling and grammatical errors.
Properly cited sources using APA format.