Please choose apublicly traded company to work on. You may select a company whose securities are traded on the NYSE, AMEX or NASDAQ.Please do not select a company that is a financial institution or services company.The company should sell merchandise.
1.Fill in some basic information about your company.
Name of company __ZARA____________________________________
Principal exchange where the company trades_______________
Market price of the stock ________________ as of _____________ (date)
Annual dividend ________________________________________
Last dividend paid on ____________________________________
2.Read the business summaries and management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A).Summarize the remarks (ex. Poor operating results/expansion plans/sale of a division, etc.)
3.What kinds of products and/or services does the corporation provide/sell?
4.a.Which accounting/auditing firm audited the financial statements?
b.Did the auditor’s report indicate any problems or exceptions?
5.a.Did you find any new terms within the financial statements?
b.Did you find the presentation of the financial statements clear? Why or why not?
Indicate the formula to be used and insert the amounts used in computing each ratio.Express your answer in suitable units (percentages, decimals etc.)
- Current ratio
- Quick ratio
- Receivable turnover
- Average days sales uncollected
- Inventory turnover
- Profit margin
- Return on assets
- Return on Equity
- Earnings per share
- Debt to equity ratio
- Dividend yield
- Price earnings ratio (use price from question 1 and EPS from question 6-i)