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ACC601 Group Assessment T1 2020
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ACC601 Group Assessment T1 2020.docx

International College of Management, Sydney

Subject Title Accounting for Business Decisions
Subject Code ACC601
Assessment Group Assignment
Assessment total 25%
Date and time due Sunday, 11.55 pm, End of Week 12
Instructions All assignment must be submitted by 1 Group
member through TurnitIn.
Students to show calculations of relevant ratios
Length: 2,000 words
Student Name
Student Number

Marking Sheet

Your mark
Question 1 (40 marks)
Question 2 (30 marks)


Question 3 (30 marks)
100
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ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS – ACC601

Group Assignment – Date due: End of Week 12

Financial Statement Analysis

This assignment involves analysing the financial statements and other information relating to a number of Australian
public companies. These companies are listed below.

Your group of a minimum of 3 and no more than 6 students must allocate these companies within the group to a group
member and that group member is responsible for the calculations and analysis of that individual company. Some group
members may be responsible for more than one company if you have less than 6 people in your group. Alternatively, you
may decide to calculate all companies as a group.

The assignment is divided into several tasks, some of which must be completed individually, that is, each member of the
team is responsible for drafting an answer in respect of at least one of the listed companies. Other tasks require that the
team come together to analyse the results provided by individual group members on each of the listed companies to
provide a group answer.

Please note: it is a group assignment - so prior to submission - it is the responsibility of every member of the team to
confirm that they agree with the answers provided by the team in relation to all companies. This provides an opportunity
for all team members to help each other develop some analytical and interpretative skills.


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Listed Company
Name Stock Code Student Name Student ID
Initial to confirm that you
contributed a fair share to
this assignment and agree
with all answers provided.
Australian
Pharmaceutical
Industries Limited
API

Super Retail Group
Limited
SUL
JB Hi Fi Limited JBH
Bega Cheese Limited BGA
Domino’s Pizza
Enterprises Limited DMP
Blackmores Limited BKL



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FACT SET
• Go to the website for your allocated company and obtain the Annual Reports for 2017 and 2019, which includes the Income
Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cashflows and Notes to the Accounts. The 2017 Annual Report contains information for
2016 and 2017, respectively, and the 2019 Annual Report contains information for 2018 and 2019, respectively. You will find this
information generally under the Investor section of these companies’ websites.

TASKS
1. Based on the information contained in these statements calculate the following ratios for each company for the relevant financial
years. You must show the formula used and your calculations.

a. The Net Profit Margin;
. Cu
ent Ratio;
c. Inventory Turnover;
d. Asset Turnover Ratio;
e. Leverage Ratio;
f. Return on Equity;
g. Return on Total Assets;
h. Earnings per share (EPS);
i. Net Debt to Equity Ratio; and
j. Total Return to Shareholders. [40 Marks]
2. Using the ratios calculated in Task 1 of this case study, compare and contrast the financial performance of the companies over the
period of your analysis. [Provide a single agreed answer per team.] [30 marks]
3. Compare and contrast the cu
ent market value of each company. Use the ratios you have collected, other information from the
media to provide observations about the value of these companies (i.e. cheap or expensive?) [Provide a single agreed answer per
team.] [30 marks]

TOTAL MARKS
• 100 marks

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ACC601 - Group assignment S1 2020
Subject Title Accounting for Business Decisions
Subject Code ACC601
Lecturers/ Tutors Lee Ridge, Ilja Nastjuk
Trimester T1, 2020 (Fe
uary)

Assessment Title Critical Appraisal Report
Learning Outcome/s b, c, e
Assessment type (group or
individual)
Group
Weighting 25%
Time limit / word count 2,000 – 2,500

Due date Sunday, end of Week 12, midnight
Class submission Lecture ☐ XXXXXXXXXXTutorial ☐
Submission type Paper copy ☐ XXXXXXXXXXTurnitin ☒

Format / Layout of Assessment
(details of what to include)
(cross the appropriate check
oxes)
Report:
ICMS cover page
Table of contents
Synopsis / executive summary
Introduction
Findings
Conclusion
Recommendations
Reference list
Appendices














Assessment instructions (clear, succinct, without repetition)
Introduction
Analysing financial statements is an important role for accountants. This assignment requires
organisational skills to obtain the relevant information (company Annual Reports); organise
the information so that ratios can be co
ectly and consistently calculated and then undertaking
esearch to provide a written analysis of the financial performance of these companies. This
task requires a critical analysis of the financial and other information and to provide a combined
answer that is thorough and if possible, provide some original insights as well as supported by
accurate calculations.
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Task description
As post-graduate students, your group will explore a case study or real-life problem that you
have found with respect to international accounting.
In groups of six students, provide a report: Each group is required to submit only one (1) copy
of their 2,000 – 2,500 word report in Word format as well as an Excel file with their calculations
of the various financial statement ratios.
For this report, you will be expected to: -
• Accurately calculate the various financial statement ratios as required (using Excel is
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
• State what international accounting were used, what the findings are interpret the
findings (what does it all mean? What are the insights that you discovered?)
Submission requirements
Report: you must submit a Word version of your report to TurnItIn by midnight Sunday at the
end of Week 12.
If you fail to submit a report, you lose marks.
Requirements for all group members
(i) Read and understand the assignment question
(ii) Participate in completing all stages of this task
(iii) Group leaders should inform the lecturer about members who are not
participating in the group work satisfactorily, and do so early

Your overall marks will be affected in these ways:
(i) group members who clearly do not participate satisfactorily in the presentation
(a
ives late, clearly shows a lack of preparation etc.) → lower marks for group,
extra deduction of marks for the problematic member in question
(ii) group members who do not attended group meetings and do not do group work
prior to presenting → that group member will be given 0%
(iii) group members fail to notify the lecturer early that they are unable to complete this
assignment on the due date → the group will be given 0%

There will be no negotiations regarding the above.
Readings for the assessment
(instructions on where they can be found (e.g., MyAthens database, Moodle)
Your focus should be to use the materials given to you by your lecturer (such as the material
made available on Moodle) as a basis for your analysis. Students are required to research
the various companies to gain background knowledge as well as knowledge of any events
that have occu
ed subsequent to the last financial statements being published and made
publicly available. P{lease contact the Li
arian for information on how to undertake such
esearch.
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Written Assignment – to be provided
Understand what your grades mean
Description of the grades, from the ICMS Handbook:
HD (high distinction): Denotes performance which meets all subject outcomes in
such an exceptional way and with such marked excellence that it deserves the
highest level of recognition
D (distinction): Denotes performance which clearly deserves a very high level of
ecognition as an excellent achievement in the subject
C (credit): Denotes performance which is substantially better than would normally be
expected of competent students in the subject
P (pass): Denotes performance which satisfies subject outcomes
F (fail): Denotes performance which does not meet subject objectives
Remember…
To get a HD, your work must be “exceptional” and “excellent” such that you deserve the
“highest… recognition”. A presentation like this would be a special one that is practically
flawless.
D means the work “clearly deserves” to be called “excellent”. A presentation like this gets
everything co
ect, even if it isn’t special or fancy.
C means it’s better than average. There are some minor mistakes here and there, nothing
seriously wrong, nothing very special, but interesting, nice, acceptable (most groups tend to
get this).
P happens when you fulfil just the basic minimum and survived: you got some ideas co
ect,
the audience thought you were unclear or not so professional but understood you somewhat.
F happens if you got many concepts and calculations wrong or failed to present.
Grading Criteria / Ru
ic
https:
handbook
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