Interpreting Financial Data
Investigate Annual Reports of Three Retailers within the Same Industry
Go to the library and look at the most recent annual reports of some retailers. If you are using the Internet, go to the retailer’s home page or to http://finance.yahoo.com and then enter the retailer’s stock symbol, and then click “profile.”
Using the financial data from these reports, compare the net cash flow to the net income for each of the retailers you chose and explain the reason for the differences.
Address the following in your paper:
Identify each retailer, provide the current company overview and Mission statement.
In addition, in a summary table, comparing the retailers, include each retailers Net Cash Flow and Income.
Next, explain the reason for the differences.
Be sure to provide supporting evidence, news articles or other references.
The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:
Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
Include cover page and reference page.
At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.
References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.