ASSIGNMENT 2 - Financial Statements
This assignment requires
(1) obtain information about the financial statements of a company
(2) in an ordered way, write out the information you research
(3) submit the information to the professor
|Procedure and Organization||In class Oct
12th the professor will divide the class into groups according to
the alphabetical order of the class list.
If you did not attend this Oct 12th class, you will still be held responsible for contacting the other members in the group.
If group members are not able to contact a particular group member, or that person does not respond to emails or phone calls, the group is welcome to continue the project on without that person(s).
When you submit the work , it is presumed that if a name is on the cover page as a group member, then that person participated (so do not put someone's name on the cover if they did not equally contribute to the work)
see this video on group work youtube.com/watch?v=ybZbld2gyLI
What you do
Go back in time and pay attention to the discussion in class Friday morning Oct 19th (or re-read witiger.com/internationalbusiness/financial-statements.htm) and listen carefully to Richardson's explanations of "reasons why", and "limitations of" about financial statements. Also pay attention to the purpose and usefulness of having accurate statements and what effects that accuracy.
Analyze specific numerical data (financial
statements) of a medium or large sized public company operating in Canada
The purpose is to "evaluate their performance"
Appreciate that not all performance
is specifically quantitative, but, for investors, numbers are usually the
... facebook "likes" don't always cause the stock price to rise.
|Tim S. adds||So basically for the assignment
you are required to pick a company (it says Canadian and you should stick
to that, unless you have a really good company to do in the U.S., Europe
or Asia) analyze its financial statements in terms of the 6 environments.
So first thing's first, for anyone
who wasn't in class today or didn't hear Tim S's explanation, any easy
way to pull up a company's financial statements is to go on their
A couple groups were asking Tim S.
what to do with the financial statements once you have them. Basically
what's required is that, you apply the 6 environments
In general, when you're analyzing the
financial statements, regardless if the
At the end of the report, just include
a short discussion of the company's
There is no page limit on this assignment
but at the same time we are looking for quality over quantity. If you are
hitting like 20-30+ pages, make sure every page and every bit of
information you include has any relevance to what you are talking
Hopefully this explanation gives you
guys a better understanding of the report.
+ make sure you review these videos
as to how it should appear.
- what the Report should look like
- binding, pages, table of contents
|Group Work / Reports Part
The importance of using "Mature Language" in your writing
|Group Work /
Reports Part 3
|Group Work / Reports Part
Coordinating the submission
Communication w group members
hint, do a company with problems,
there are more things to discuss.