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ACC290 University of Phoenix Walmart and Amazon Inc Inventory Analysis

ACC290

University of Phoenix

Question Description

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the inventory section of two companies using basic comparative analysis, and to interpret the data to gain insight about the company's inventory management.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Appendices D and E located in Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making

Note: While the data are not from the same year, inferences can be drawn regarding inventory management of the two companies.

Write a 1,050-word comparative analysis using the financial statements of Amazon.com, Inc. presented in Appendix D, and the financial statements for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., presented in Appendix E, including the following:

  • Compute the 2014 values for Amazon.com and the 2015 values for Wal-Mart based on the information in the financial statements:
    • Inventory turnover (Use cost of sales and inventories)
    • Days of inventory
  • Conclusions concerning the management of the inventory can you draw from this data.

Show work on Excel® spreadsheet and submit with analysis.

Final Answer

I have attached the plagiarism file as well

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Submission date: 14-Oct-2017 03:50PM (UT C-0400)
Submission ID: 829029900
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Evaluating Inventory of Wal-Mart and Amazon Inc. using Comparative Analysis
Introduction
Inventory turnover is the ratio that shows the number of times a business converts its
inventory into sales in a certain year. It ensures that a business has enough inventories in
comparison to its level of sales. An elevated ratio designates that a firm’s performance has
bettered due to increased customers acquiring its goods, which is attested to by bigger sales. This
entails that much of the stock is sold. A low turnover ratio indicates that few customers are
buying from the firm resulting to reduced sales while inventory levels remain high. Wal-Mart
and Amazon Inc. are two corporations that will be evaluated using comparative analysis where
the data obtained will be used to give insights on the management of inventories for ...

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