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To analyze the financial statements of a publicly traded company.

Obtain an annual report from a publicly traded corporation that is interesting to you. Be sure the company has property and equipment, intangible assets, and long-term debt on their balance sheet. Using techniques you have learned in the previous weeks, respond to the following questions (many of your answers will come the course material, not the company you selected):

  1. What is the amount of property and equipment on the balance sheet for the two most recent years? What amounts are on the cash flow statement for the most recent year that relate to depreciation, gains and sales of property and equipment, and purchases and sale of property of equipment?
  2. How do companies account for nonmonetary exchange and dispositions of property and equipment?
  3. Does the company have intangible assets? If so what are the types of intangible assets (patent, copyrights, etc.) and their amounts? What amounts on the most recent cash flow statement relate to the purchase and sale of intangible assets?
  4. Does the company have goodwill? Please also describe the calculation of goodwill and how we account for differences between fair value and book value of assets acquired.
  5. What is the range of estimated useful lives used for depreciating their assets?
  6. Please describe how to determine if an impairment exists and how to calculate the impairment loss.
  7. What are the amounts and descriptions for the company's current liabilities for the most recent year? What are the three categories of contingent liabilities and the treatment for each type? Does the company have any subsequent events disclosed in their footnotes? If so, please describe them.
  8. What are the amounts and descriptions for all of the company's long-term liabilities on their balance sheet for the most recent two years? What amounts are included in the cash flow statements for proceeds from issuance of debt and repayment of debt for the most recent year?
  9. Does the company have bonds payable? If so, what are the amounts? Please also describe how bonds payable differ from notes payable and how to account for the issuance of bonds at par, at a discount, and at a premium. How is the discount and premium amortized?
  10. Does the company have capital leases? If so, what are the amounts and terms of the leases? What are the four criteria for a lease to be considered a capital lease? What are the additional criteria for the lessor? What is the difference between a sales-type lease and a direct financing lease?
  11. I have posted in doc. sharing an example using the Hershey Company. Take a look at the example, but use a company other than Hershey. Be sure to follow the order and repeat the questions as listed in the course project before answering them.

Also, be sure to include supporting information "cut and pasted" from the financial statements of the company. 

Please note the following when formatting you course project: A quality project will use proper APA formatting, including correct in-text citations and a proper reference page. 
APA Citation and Reference Materials are located at the bottom of the syllabus.



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  • Body of the report must be 1200 words in length. Use a 10 point font; double space; and include a cover page, table of contents, introduction, body of the report, summary or conclusion, and works cited.
  • Even though this is not a scientific-type writing assignment, references are still very important. At least three authoritative, outside references are required (articles and web pages with anonymous authors are not acceptable). These should be listed on the Works Cited page.
  • Appropriate citation is required.
  • All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy.
  • Papers are due during Week 6 of this course.Note: No late Projects will be accepted.
  • Any questions about this paper can be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic.
  • This paper is worth 155 total points and will be graded on quality of research topic, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar, and sentence structure.

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