ACC561 University of Phoenix Analysis of The Financial Data Paper Select a publicly traded, U.S. corporation with which you are familiar or one where you currently work or have worked in the past. This company must be a manufacturing company or a retailer. The company must have “inventory” as a line item in the current assets section of the balance sheet. You cannot select the following companies” Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, or HP, Inc. If you have difficulty deciding on a company, please send me a private message. Research the company via the website and download the Securiteis and Exchange Commission (SEC) most recent annual filing which is also the Form 10K. Provide the following information from the financial statements in the company’s Form 10K: Provide the link where you located the company’s Form 10K. I should be able to paste this link into a new tab and go to the company’s Form 10K Determine the net income for most current year reported. Is this income up or down from the prior year? Determine the ending balance in shareholders’ equity for the most current year reported. Determine total assets for the most current year reported. Determine the cash flow from operations for the most current year reported (this will be on the cash flow statement). Provide the description above, the 10K link, and the amounts only for each financial item listed above. Do not perform any analysis, summary, discussion, or provide any other information other than the link, a yes or no answer about income being up or down from the prior year, and the financial statement amount. In addition to provide the information from the Form 10K required above, Write a paper of approximately 700 words discussing the four different types of financial statements. Briefly explain the information provided by each statement and answer to the following questions. -Which financial statement, or statements, would be of most interest to investors? -Which financial statement, or statements, would be of most interest to creditors? -Which financial statement, or statements, would be of most interest to management? To answer the questions, you need to discuss some details about why you made a certain choice. For example, if you state the income statement is of most interest to investors, why did you make that choice. The answer of the “why” supports your choice and demonstrates your understanding of the statement. This assignment is about describing why a particular financial statement is important for that user. It is not about describing the statement. If you describe all of the statements in detail and then state, “Management uses the …….statement, that does not meet the requirements of the assignment. . If you have difficulty identifying a company for the assignment, please send me a private message and I will make some suggestions for you. The company must be a company with inventory–insurance companies, banks, health care providers, companies that provide services are not acceptable for this assignment. If you are unsure about the company you are considering, please ask me.
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