Financial Statement Analysis of Ford and Microsoft Company

MBF1223 ? FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Department:Post Graduate Center Course Name:Mater in Finance and Banking Semester: Commence Date:Week 2 Deadline Date:Week 4 Unit Controller : Diep Mounin Examiner : Diep Mounin Contact Number:(+855)12 380 812 E-mail:Mounindiep@gmail. com INSTRUCTION 1. This is a Group Assignment consisting of THREE (3) members. 2. This Assignment will contribute twenty percent (30%) to the total marks of this module.

3. Use Harvard referencing system to quote the sources of your research. 4.This Assignment consists of one (1) project paper.

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Some research has to be done to accomplish the assignment. ASSIGNMENT 1. Read the Data Case below carefully and do what the instruction 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 suggest. 2. Collect each task you have done and organize them into a report for the Vice President of Equity to monitor. 3.

The structure and flow of your paper should be well-planned and thought of. There must be a logical flow or build-up in your paper. The assembled contents or facts should not appear to be fragmented. 4.Your paper could include graphs, charts, pictures, flowcharts and/or tables to illustrate your facts.

5. The font size is 12, using ‘Arial’ typeface. Data Case This is your second interview with a prestigious brokerage firm for a job as an equity analyst. You survived the morning interviews with the department manager and the Vice President of Equity. Everything has gone so well that they want to test your ability as an analyst. You are seated in a room with a computer and a lost with the names of two companies—Ford (F) and Microsoft (MSFT).You have 90 minutes to complete the following tasks: 1. Download the annual income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements for the last four fiscal years from MarketWatch (www. marketwatch. com). Enter each company’s stock symbol and then go to “financials.

” Export the statements to Excel by right-clicking while the cursor is inside each statement. 2. Find historical stock prices for each firm from Yahoo! Finance (http://finance. yahoo. com).Enter your stock symbol, click on “Historical Prices” in the left column, and enter the proper date range to cover the last day of the month corresponding to the date of each financial statement.

Use the closing stock prices (not the adjusted close). To calculate the firm’s market capitalization at each date, we multiply the number of shares outstanding (see “Basis Weighted Shares Outstanding” on the income statement) by the firm’s historic stock price. By Sambath 3. For each of the four years of statements, compute the following ratios for each firm: Valuation RatiosPrice-Earnings Ratio (for EPS use Diluted EPS Total) Market-to-Book Ratio Enterprise Value-to-EBITDA (For debt, include long-term and short-term debt; for cash, include marketable securities. ) Profitability Ratios Operating Margin (Use Operating Income after Depreciation) Net Profit Margin Return on Equity Financial Strength Ratios Current Ratio Book Debt-Equity Ratio Interest Coverage Ratio (EBIT[pic] Interest Expense) 4.

Obtain industry averages for each firm from Reuters. com (http://today. euters. com/investing/default. aspx). 11 Enter the stock symbol on top of the homepage and then click on “Ratios” in the left column.

a. Compare each firm’s ratios to the available industry ratios for the most recent year. (Ignore the “Company” column as your calculations will be different. ) b. Analyze the performance of each firm versus the industry and comment on any trends in each individual firm’s performance.

Identify any strengths or weaknesses you find in each firm. By Pheakdey 5. Examine the Market-to-Book ratios you calculated for each firm.Which, if any, of the two firms can be considered “growth firms” and which, if any, can be considered “value firms”? 6. Compare the valuation ratios across the two firms.

How do you interpret the difference between them? By Kallianey 7. Consider the enterprise value of each firm for each of the four years. How have the values of each firm changed over the time period? Reporting Format The report must contain the following element beneath the cover page: I. Content (weight of 4 percent) II. Executive Summary (should not be more than one page; weight of 10 percent)III.

Introduction (not more than one page; weight of 10 percent) IV. Body (where you analyze and perform all the tasks suggested by the instructions in the Data Case; weight of 56 percent) Pheakdey and Sambath V. Conclusion (Conclude your analysis; weight of 10 percent) VI. References (List the sources you use to perform your study; weight 5 percent) VII. Appendix (Attach the all the tables and data you have downloaded as suggested by the instruction of the Data case; 5 percent) ———————– Group Assignment