Please check out the instruction in the attachment to complete the course project by using given template.
Here is the link for the
financial statements for Oracle Corporation for the fiscal year ending 2011.
First, select 2011 using the drop-down arrow labeled Year on the right-hand
side of the page, and then select Annual Reports using the drop-down arrow
labeled Filing Type on the left-hand side of the page.
You should select the 10k dated
6/28/2011 and choose to download in PDF, Word, or Excel format.
Here is the link for the
financial statements for Microsoft Corporation for the fiscal year ending 2011.
You need to press the word Go on the
left-hand side of the page. Then you should select the 10k dated 7/28/2011 and
choose to download in Word or Excel format.
A sample project template is
available for download in Doc Sharing. The sample project compares the ratio
performance of Tootsie Roll and Hershey using the 2012 financial statements of
Tootsie Roll and Hershey provided at their websites.
This course contains a Course Project.
Using the financial statements for Oracle Corporation and Microsoft
Corporation, respectively, you will calculate and compare the financial ratios
listed further down this document for the
fiscal year ending 2011 and prepare your comments about the two companies’ performance based on
your ratio calculations. The entire project will
be graded by the instructor at the end of the final submission in Week 7, and
one grade will be assigned for the entire project.
Your final Excel workbook
submission should contain the following items. You cannot use any software but Excel
to complete this project.
A completed worksheet title page tab, which is
really a coversheet with your name, the course, the date, your instructor’s
name, and the title for the project.
A completed worksheet profiles tab that contains a
one-paragraph description regarding each company with information about their
histories, what products they sell, where they are located, and so on.
All 16 ratios for each company, with the supporting
calculations and commentary on your worksheet ratio tab. Supporting
calculations must be shown either as a formula or as text typed into a
different cell. The ratios are listed further down this document. Your comments
for each ratio should include more than just a definition of the ratio.
You should focus on interpreting each ratio number for each company
and support your comments with the numbers found in the ratios.
The Summary and Conclusions worksheet tab is an
overall comparison of how each company compares in terms of the major category
of ratios described in Chapter 13 of your textbook. A nice way to conclude is
to state which company you think is the better investment and why.
The Bibliography worksheet tab must contain at
least your textbook as a reference. Any other information you use to profile
the companies should also be cited as a reference.
Required Ratios for Final Project Submission
1. Earnings per Share of Common
- Current Ratio
- Gross Profit Margin
- Rate of Return on Sales (Net Profit Margin)
- Inventory Turnover
- Days’ Inventory Outstanding (DIO)
7. Accounts Receivable Turnover
8. Days’ Sales Outstanding (DSO)
- Asset Turnover
- Rate of Return on Total Assets (ROA)
- Debt Ratio
- Times Interest Earned Ratio
- Dividend Yield (For the
purposes of this ratio, use Yahoo Finance to look up current dividend
yield and stock price; just note the date that you looked up this
- Rate of Return on Common Stockholders’ Equity (ROE)
- Free Cash Flow
Ratio (Multiple) (For the purpose
of this ratio, for Oracle, use the market price per share on May 30, 2011
and for Microsoft, use the market price per share on June 30, 2011.)