Please don’t forget to give at least one reference from textbook writer(Nowicki, M(2015).
Week 8 Signature Assignment: Part II
Analysis Using Financial Statements
Write a 2–3 page report using the financial statements from last week’s assignment and perform the following financial analyses on the organization:
Calculate and interpret key financial ratios:
Liquidity (current ratio, collection period, days cash-on-hand, average payment period)
Profitability (operating margin (%), total margin (%), return on net assets (%)
Asset efficiency (total asset efficiency, age of plant (years), fixed asset turnover, current asset
turnover, inventory turnover)
Capital structure (net asset financing [%], long-term debt to capitalization, debt service coverage,
cash flow to debt [%])
Provide comparisons to industry averages or to a competitor and provide comments
Provide recommendations to improve financial performance
Attach exhibits and charts to the appendices section of your report to support your analysis
Your report should be 2–3 pages in length and follow APA formatting. You have a choice in how
you format this assignment see examples A and B below.
Example A: Paragraph-based Report
Example B: Table-based Report (If you choose this format, you must provide analysis,
observations, etc. underneath each table.)
Week 8 Signature Assignment: Part III
assignment icon(please make slides)
Record and upload a 3-minute video in which you present your report.
The Kaltura Desktop Recording tool is available for free to WCU students to assist with recording
video assignments. Another software or tool may be used to record your assignment. Completed
videos are required to be uploaded to your Kaltura My Media area before they can be submitted in
the Blackboard assignment area via Mashups Tool > Kaltura Media.
Kaltura Mashups Tool
Be sure to cover the key areas:
Compare to industry averages or to a competitor
Recommendations to improve financial performance
Be creative and use exhibits or charts from your report as visual aids
Tips for an effective video:
Rehearse; you improve every time you practice.
Make eye contact with your audience (your webcam).
Use an extemporaneous speaking style.
Vary your tone of voice as appropriate, speak loudly, and pace yourself well.
Using Powerpoint, Excel, Word, or similar on-screen methods for your visual aids is much more
effective than holding a piece of paper in front of the camera.