An assignment of 4000 words is required for corporate finance and the assignment is attached below You are required to select three (3) companies within any one of the following sectors: i. Retail ii. Banking iii. Telecommunication / Technology iv. Energy / Petroleum v. Fast food Tasks: 1. Extract the following financial information for each company : a) Profitability ratios (from 2003 – 2012) using FAME; Osiris or Annual reports ; b) Stock data using Yahoo Finance; Google Finance or any suitable platform for a period of 5years [Use monthly data]. Calculate the returns for your companies and that of their respective markets. 2. You are required to a) Critically examine how the 2007/2008 global financial crisis impacted on the performance of the firms you have chosen. Your investigation should be focussed on performance before and after crisis. [The use of a t-test may be helpful] b) Estimate the beta of each company and critically examine them. 3. Attach your spreadsheet as an appendix to this report. Relevant graphical presentations should be used to support your analysis discussion. Business Report ï‚· The Business Report is an opportunity for you to apply some of your learning from the module to your chosen organisations ï‚· Your Business Report must be focused on your chosen organisation. The main focus of your research must be an analysis / evaluation of the relevant ratios and concepts studied in this module in the context of your chosen organisations and portfolio analysis (Beta estimation) ï‚· Your actual choice of what to research for your Business Report will depend on the access you have to internal and external sources of information within your chosen sector organisation. ï‚· To produce a successful Business Report you have to evaluate and /or analyse information from a range of academic, professional and business sources to attach meaning to what you have found, or when making a judgement or coming to a conclusion Presentation ï‚· A Business Report may be presented in whichever format appears to be most suitable for supporting the analysis, arguments, conclusions and recommendations. ï‚· Make sure the finance concepts you are applying are consistent with the requirements of the questions asked. ï‚· Tables, graphs, business reports and charts are a convenient way of organising your findings, help you analyse data and makes it easier for the marker to understand your findings ï‚· Provide evidence of analysis to show that you understand how to link an organisation’s business Resit Assignments for MBA Submission July 2015 19 activities to its performance – must discuss why and because ï‚· In the analysis identify weaknesses in the way and organisation is being run. ï‚· Providing recommendations at the end of the Business Report is a way of demonstrating that you understand the issues affecting the organisation as how they can be dealt with. ï‚· Student is required to submit a type-written document in Microsoft Word format with Times New Roman font type, size 12 and line spacing 1.5. ï‚· Indicate the sources of information and literature review by including all the necessary citations and references adopting the Harvard Referencing System. Report Structure o Table of Contents o Introduction o Main Body ï‚§ i. Ratio Analysis before and after 2007/2008 global financial crisis ï‚§ ii. beta analysis) o Research into Existing Literature Synthesised With Analysis o Evaluation Of Examples from Chosen Organisation o Conclusion and Recommendations o References o Appendix Marking Criteria Topic What the examiners are looking for Maximum Marks Introduction ï‚· Set the scene to explain what the assignment is about ï‚· Explanation of the context of the assignment (i.e. the three chosen case studies) 10 Financial information for each company ï‚· Profitability ratios (from 2003 – 2012) using FAME; Osiris or Annual reports ï‚· Stock data using Yahoo Finance; Google Finance or any suitable platform for a period of 5years 5 Calculation of the returns for your companies and that of their respective markets 10 Critical examination of the impact of the 2007/2008 global financial crisis An explanation of how the 2007/2008 global financial crisis impacted on the performance of the chosen firms you have chosen. The investigation should be focussed on performance before and after crisis. [The use of a t-test may be helpful] 50 Estimation of the beta of each company and critically examine them. Data should be synthesised in the context of the literature. 15 Spreadsheet (in the appendix) A spreadsheet with relevant graphical presentations used to support the analysis discussion. Evidence of statistical analysis conducted. 5 Overall Presentation The referencing; the grammar; the visuals and cohesion of discussion.