You should collect annual reports of the selected company that cover financial results using the library database Datanalysis and the ASX website, which can be accessed online via the Swinburne Library, or the company’s website. A major objective of financial reports is to provide useful information for decision making. The most relevant analysis of a company’s past performance relates to the preceding two years. With this in mind, we ask you to concentrate your ratio calculations to the last two years’ financial statements (2015 and 2016).
You are required to complete the following tasks:
- Examine the company’s business profile in terms of its size, market, product and history.
- Examine the company’s strategy.
- Assess the company’s liquidity, profitability, operating efficiency, financial solvency, and share market performance over the two year period (2015 and 2016). You will calculate relevant ratios from the financial statements to make your judgment.