BUS 311 Lynn University Apple Inc Current Ratio Environmental Analysis COURSE PROJECT/CHECKPOINT ASSIGNMENT
MY COMPANY IS APPLE
Each student will be assigned a company for which they will conduct a financial analysis. Included in the analysis will be the following items:
Background Information/Environmental Scan
Inventory Holding Period
Average Collection Period
Free Cash Flow
Market Value Added
Economic Value Added
Required Rate of Return based on the Capital Asset Pricing Model
After calculating the above items, the student will make a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold the company’s common stock at its current price. The recommendation should be based on the calculations required plus any other information about the company that the student believes pertinent.
In a separate section of the paper, the student will describe a situation in which his/her company would make use of capital budgeting. No calculations are required. This section of the paper would be about one to two pages describing the process that the company would make use of for analyzing the capital budgeting situation.
In a third section of the paper, the student should describe how the company would use cost-volume-profit analysis for one of its products. No calculations are necessary; just provide an explanation of how the process works. This section of the paper should be one to two pages.
Grading for the analysis will be based on the following:
Environmental Scan/Background 20 points
Ratio Calculations 15 points
Free Cash Flow Calculations 8 points
Market Value Added? Economic Value Added 7 points
Capital Budgeting Discussion 15 points
Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Discussion 15 points
Conclusions 10 points
Quality of Writing and Sources 10 points