The company I am supposed to use for the project is Campbell Soup Co.

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FINC 330 Project Descriptions

Research Project Part 1

Ratio Analysis

OBJECTIVE

You are to assume you have been recently hired by The Company and have been assigned to a

team that reports to the CEO of THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). The head

of your team is the CFO who is concerned about THE COMPANY’s current financial

performance and comparison against major competitors in the industry and the impact that may

have on the firm’s stock price. The CFO would like your team to provide insights that will help

them to project future financial performance. Specifically, the primary question to answer is: will

THE COMPANY be financially viable over the next two to three years, and which steps should

be done to improve its financial stability?

THE COMPANY that is to be analyzed for this project is to be a company selected by instructor.

Alternatively, you can request approval of another publicly traded company. This request must

be submitted before the end of the first week of the course. The request must include

identification of the company by ticker symbol and name

a reasonable and appropriate explanation of why you want to examine the alternative

company

the source of the analyst’s report that will be used in the analysis (which must be

submitted to me)

acknowledgement by you that all of the specific elements of the assignment (see below)

will be prepared by you and included in the final research project report

SUGGESTED WEBSITES

www.morningstar.com

– To find the information for your company you need to type the stock

symbol in the

Quotes

window to get into the company’s page.

www.marketwatch.com

-To find the information for your company you need to type the stock

symbol in the

Search

window to get into the company’s page.

www.Finviz.com

To find the information for your company you need click on Screener on the

top of the screen, type the stock symbol in the

Ticker

window to get into the company’s page.,

and click on the company in the list.

www.money.cnn.com

-To find the information for your company you need to type the stock

symbol in the

Search

window to get into the company’s page.

www.finance.yahoo.com

– To find the information for your company you need to type the stock

symbol in the

Search

window to get into the company’s page.

www.nyse.com

– Click on Data, then click on Stocks (under Quotes), and type the name of the

company or the stock symbol in the window “Keyword or symbol” to get into the company’s

page.

www.nasdaq.com

– To find the information for your company you need to type the stock symbol

in the

Search

window to get into the company’s page.

Company’s websites

YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT

Using the information from the websites the students will develop evaluation of the financial

performance for THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). (The evaluation portion

will total 85% of the assignment grade)

-1—Background and Industry (one

short

paragraph).

-2—

Common size analysis (15% of the project grade).

You can find the common size

financial statements for the company for the last 3-5 years on

www.morningstar.com

.

Type the

stock symbol in the

Quotes

window to get into the company’s page. Scroll down and click on

All Financial Data. Switch View from “$” to “%”.

Create a table that contains

the most significant

common size financial performance results

for

the last 3-5 years for

THE COMPANY

and for the last year for the major competitor. Present

the table with this information in your report.

Write about 1-2 pages of the analysis of the financial conditions, its stability, and trends.

-3—

Trend analysis (15% of the project grade)

Analyze the financial trends over 5 years of Revenue, net income, and any other of

the most

significant

financial performance results of your choice. To present your findings, you will use

the table(s) and/or graphs. You can use the bar graphs provided by

www.morningstar.com

.

Or

create your own ones.

Write about 1-2 pages of the report of the results that you received. What important information

does this analysis provide?

-4— Financial ratio analysis. (20% of the project grade)

In this part of the project you will complete ratio analysis of THE COMPANY. Please remember

that you are the financial analyst of THE COMPANY and should prepare the report to be read by

the chairman (CEO) of THE COMPANY. The ratio analysis should be completed from t

he point

of view of THE COMPANY’s the management

.

The chairman of THE COMPANY is especially concerned about the following groups of ratios:

Liquidity (current ratio, quick ratio, and net working capital-to-sales ratio)

Operating performance ratio (Days of Sales in Inventory, Days of Sales in Receivables),

turnovers

Profitability ratios (Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, Net Profit Margin)

Return on Investment ratios: (Basic Earning Power ratio, ROA, ROE)

You can find financial ratios for the company for the last 3-5 years in the Internet or calculate

them. If you use published ratios you must indicate that and cite their source.

a) Present the ratios as the table(s) in your project. Create graphs for some ratios on your choice

over three years to show trends.

b) Write 2 pages (or more) of analysis of the ratio results that you found. In your analysis you

should answer the following questions:

How liquid is the company?

Is management generating a substantial profit on the company’s assets?

If the management of the company would like to improve the company’s financial

performance, what should the management of THE COMPANY do?

-5-

Evaluate Return on Equity for the company for the last three years using the DuPont

analysis

.

(15% of the project grade).

a.

Find ROE, Net profit margin (listed as net margin), asset turnover, financial leverage for

the

last three years

for your company. You also may use debt/equity ratio in your

analysis.

Present the ratios as the table(s) in your project.

b.

Find ROE, Net profit margin (listed as net margin), asset turnover, financial leverage for

the

last year

for its major peer competitor. You also may use debt/equity ratio of peer

competitor in your analysis

. Present the ratios as the table(s) in your project.

c.

Has the company’s ROE changed over the last three years? What was the main factor that

influenced this change?

d.

Compare the ratios of you company to the peer competitor. If the management of the

company would like to improve their return on equity, what should the management of

the company do?

Write about 1 page of analysis to answer the questions (c) and (d).

6- Develop a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale

, as to whether the assigned

company’s recent trends and results in financial performance is of sufficient financial strength,

will THE COMPANY be financially sustainable over the next two to three years, and which

steps should be done to improve its financial stability? (about 1 page) (

15% of the project

grade).

-7-

Reflection

– the student should write a paragraph in their own words reflecting on

specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what

they learned in the workplace. (5% of the project grade)

PRESENTATION OF PAPER AND WRITING (15%) of the project grade):

-Organization, Format and Presentation of Paper including the Title page, Introduction, Body,

and Summary.

Each section of the paper must begin with sub-headings. Please use the sub-

headings included in the assignment

(4% of the project grade)

Use of Tables, Figures and Other Graphics to Summarize and Support Analysis Presented in the

Paper (3% of the project grade)

Logical and Smooth Flowing Transitions and Relationships among Sections of the Written

Report (3% of the project grade)

Research Sources and Significance of Research Information and Data, Use of APA Citation

Methodology (5% of the project grad

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