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Answered) Project Descriptions ---- FINANCIAL RESEARCH PROJECT ------Worth 25% of the course grade. Due date is stated in the course schedule. THE PROJECT IS...


Hello, you did a project in the past for me.  I was wondering if you can do another?  It is a Business Finance class and I am to evaluate the financial of a corporation "Portland General Electric" I will pay you 100.00.  50.00 and a 50.00 dollar tip. Please respond and let me know.  I need it by Sunday 04/30/2017 at 4pm eastern standard time.  If you take the project, I will increase the fee.

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Project Descriptions ---- FINANCIAL RESEARCH PROJECT ------Worth 25% of the course grade.
Due date is stated in the course schedule.
THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO BE COMPLETED INDIVIDUALLY BY THE STUDENT (OR A
GROUP) AS ASSIGNED BY YOUR PROFESSOR.
OBJECTIVE
The specific objective of this graded written research exercise is to prepare an "executive level financial
report" to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a mythical company in which you are employed as a
financial analyst. This report will pertain to the financial evaluation of a real, publicly-traded, company.
It will require independent research (web-based or library), careful financial analysis, and the proper
application of key financial theories and formulas.
The company that is to be analyzed for this project is to be a company selected by instructor.
Alternatively, you can request approval of another publicly traded company. This request must be
submitted before the end of the first week of the course. The request must include identification of the company by ticker symbol and name a reasonable and appropriate explanation of why you want to examine the alternative company the source of the analyst's report that will be used in the analysis (which must be submitted to
me) acknowledgement by you that all of the specific elements of the assignment (see below) will be
prepared by you and included in the final research project report SITUATION
You are a financial analyst with the mythical High Technology Corporation ("HTC"). HTC is an
established manufacturer of a line of electronic components, which services an international market.
HTC is currently a new fully-integrated wireless communication service for world-wide use. A
competitive technical and economic product evaluation has determined that THE COMPANY THAT IS
TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) (a real
publicly-traded company) is the best potential candidate for a long-term commitment. THE COMPANY (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) is offering a competitively favorable
deal. However, based on some serious general concerns about the fallout of companies in the industry in
general, the CEO has asked your CFO to conduct a financial analysis of THE COMPANY (COMPANY
SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) to determine if it is prudent to commit to this company's
communication system. The cost of cutting over to the new communications system is significant and
any interruption in support during the next few years would adversely affect HTC's performance and
profit.
Specifically, the primary question is: will THE COMPANY be financially viable over the next two to
three years?
YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT
Your specific assignment is to research, analyze, and prepare a report for the CFO on the actual financial
performance of THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY
SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). In addition to reviewing the traditional financial performance
indicators, you are also to review THE COMPANY’S past and current stock performance. Your report
includes three parts:
(1)
An evaluation of THE COMPANY’S financial performance for the last three years. (See detailed
description below)
(2)
An evaluation of THE COMPANY’S stock performance for the last one year. (See detailed
description below)
(3)
Finally, a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not THE
COMPANY’S recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to
warrant entering into a long-term commitment.
To assist you in your task, the CFO has provided the following general guidance. Since it is recognized
that the industry is undergoing a major contraction, it is very important to comparatively evaluate THE
COMPANY’S financial and stock performance trends against its Industry or major competitor.
SUGGESTED WEBSITES
www.marketwatch.com -To find the information for your company you need to type the stock symbol
in the Search window to get into the company’s page.
www.morningstar.com - To find the information for your company you need to type the stock symbol in
the Quotes window to get into the company’s page.
www.money.cnn.com -To find the information for your company you need to type the stock symbol in
the Search window to get into the company’s page.
www.finance.yahoo.com - To find the information for your company you need to type the stock symbol
in the Search window to get into the company’s page.
www.nyse.com – Click on Data, then click on Stocks (under Quotes), and type the name of the company
or the stock symbol in the window “Keyword or symbol” to get into the company’s page. www.nasdaq.com - To find the information for your company you need to type the stock symbol in the
Search window to get into the company’s page.
Company’s websites YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT
Using the information from the websites the students have to develop evaluation of the financial and
stock performance for THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). (Totally 85% of the
assignment grade)
-1—Background and Industry (one short paragraph).
-2—Analysis of the most significant financial performance results. (15% of the project grade)
a. Select of most significant financial performance results for the company. Create a table that
contains the THE COMPANY’S financial performance results for the last three years and for
the major competitor or industry for the last year: Revenue, net income, working capital, and
other financial performance results of your choice. Present the table with this information in your
report.
b. Write about 1 page of the trend analysis of these financial performance results.
-3— Financial ratio analysis. (15% of the project grade)
Find financial ratios for the company for the last 1-3 years and its major competitor for the last year in
the Internet.
a. Present the ratios as the table(s) in your project. b. Write about 2 pages of analysis of the ratio results that you found. Compare the ratio results
against the industry or main competitor. In your analysis you should answer the following
questions: How liquid is the company? How is the company financing its assets? Is management generating a substantial profit on the company’s assets? -4- Evaluate Return on Equity for the company for the last three years using the DuPont analysis.
(10% of the project grade)
a. Taking the information from the Income statements and the Balance sheets, calculate the
company’s net profit margin, total assets turnover equity multiplier, and return on equity using
the DuPont formula for the company for three years. Show your calculation!
ROE = Net profit margin x Total assets turnover x Equity multiplier = Net income/Sales x Sales/Total assets x Total assets/Common equity
You can use Revenue instead of Sales. b. Compare the results to main competitor. For the major competitor you can use ratios from the
Internet or calculate them for the last year.
Write about 1 page of analysis of the results that you received. In your report please answer the question:
If the management of the company would like to improve their return on equity, what should the
management of these companies do?
-5- Evaluate other areas of financial analysis: capital spending, Beta values, credit rating service
valuations (if possible), bond rating valuations (if possible), etc. (10% of the project grade)
1) Find the data for capital spending. How much did THE COMPANY spend on research, development,
and engineering in the most recent year? How did this compare with the previous year?
2) Find the current beta for the company and its major competitor in the Internet.
a. Present beta results as the table in your project.
b. Write about 0.5 page of analysis of beta values that you found. Compare the beta values against
the main competitor. In your report please answer the question: How risky the company is?
-6- Collect and evaluate the data about stock performance of the assigned company's for the last
one year. (20% of the project grade).
1) Find the market ratios for the company for the last 1-3 years and its major competitor for the last year
in the Internet.
a. Present the market ratios as the table(s) in your project.
b. Write about 1 page of analysis of the market ratio results that you found. Compare the market
ratio results against the industry or main competitor. In your report please answer the question:
Are the common stockholders receiving an adequate return on their investment?
-2) Analysis of the historical stock prices trend for the last year.
a. Collect and evaluate the data about stock prices of the assigned company's for the last one year
for the company and its major competitor.
b. Create the chart(s) using the stock price chart tools on the websites or Excel. Present the chart(s)
in your project.
c. Write about 0.5 page of analysis the historic stock prices trend for the last year. 3) Apply the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Security Market Line to estimate the required return
on THE COMPANY stock. Note that you will need the risk-free rate and the market return. Show this
information in your project.
a. To get the current yield on 10-year Treasury securities go to Finance!Yahoo’s at
www.finance.yahoo.com -click on Market Data - Bonds. You will use the current yield on 10year Treasury securities as the risk-free rate to estimate the required rate of return on stocks.
Show this information in your project.
b. To get the market return go to money.cnn.com , Click on Market, then click on S&P 500.You will
use 52-weeks change for S&P500 listed as “Year-to-Date” percentage change. Show this
information in your project.
c. Calculate the required return on THE COMPANY stock using the Capital Asset Pricing Model
(CAPM) Security Market Line. Please show your work.
d. Find on the Internet the 52-weeks change of the stock price. Compare the required return on the
stock calculated using CAPM against it's historical return over the last 52 weeks, found on the
Internet. Is there a difference between these returns? Is THE COMPANY’S stock overvalued,
undervalued, or properly valued? Why? Explain your answer.
-7- Develop a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not the assigned
company's recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant
entering into a long-term commitment (about 1 page) (15% of the project grade). PRESENTATION OF PAPER AND WRITING (15%) of the project grade):
-Organization, Format and Presentation of Paper including the Title page, Introduction, Body, and
Summary (4% of the project grade)
Use of Tables, Figures and Other Graphics to Summarize and Support Analysis Presented in the Paper
(3% of the project grade)
Logical and Smooth Flowing Transitions and Relationships among Sections of the Written Report (3%
of the project grade)
Research Sources and Significance of Research Information and Data, Use of APA Citation
Methodology (5% of the project grade)
Your final report is to be an executive-level financial report, directed to the CFO. This report should be
about 8-10 double-spaced typewritten pages (without tables and graphs). Include suitable comparative,
quantitative and qualitative analyses and conclude with a specific and supported recommendation on the
projected financial viability of THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT
(COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) for the next several years.
Essential research data, financial calculations and other documentation as necessary to support your
recommendation should be referred to in summary form in your report and attached in detail as
enclosures. All major sources should be referenced. There is no set limit to the size of the enclosures, but it is recommended that only essential enclosures be attached. You should use references and
bibliography to identify any remaining supporting documents you wish to include.
Format of the Research Project:
The Data Exercise must be posted to the LEO Student Assignments as a Attachments are limited to a
maximum two files in doc, docx., xls. xlsx., or rtf. formats. OTHER FORMATS ARE NOT
ACCEPTABLE, will not be reviewed or graded.
Please note that hand-written and scanned works, pdf. files, jpg. files, as well as files posted in
google drive, will not be accepted or graded.
The paper should be written in APA style Research Paper format.
Please note that Use of APA Citation Methodology is required for the assignment.
All works must be Word processed. Handwritten and scanned work will not be accepted and graded.
This report is an individual effort and must be researched, developed and prepared by you. All questions
related to this assignment, should be referred to the mythical CFO (i.e., your instructor).
In accordance with the UMUC Academic Policy, notes taken for papers and research projects
should accurately record sources of material to be cited, appropriately quoted, paraphrased or
summarized, and papers and research projects should acknowledge these sources in the
appropriate places in the text of the paper as well as in a reference list at the end of the paper, in
accordance with accepted citation practices. No more than 30% of the text of the project should be
made up of quotes.
***************************************************** Evaluation Rubric for the Research Project.
An evaluation rubric is available for the research project. The evaluation rubric outlines the specific
requirements and elements of the project. It is suggested that the rubric be used as a guideline for the
content, preparation, and completion of the project.
The rubric will be used for the evaluation and grading of the final research project. 1. Financial
statements
analysis of
the assigned Virtually no
Only a
The project
effort to develop superficial effort contains some
financial
to develop
financial
statements
financial
statements Good effort is Excellent and
made to develop very thorough
financial
development
statements
and articulation company
(15%) analysis of the statements
assigned
analysis of the
company; not assigned
worthy of credit. company analysis of the
assigned
analysis of the
company, but
assigned
should be
company
considerably
more developed of financial
statements
analysis of the
assigned
company Excellent and
successful effort
to implement
Some effort
financial ratio
Good effort to
Virtually no
made to develop
trends analysis
develop
2. Financial effort to develop Minimal effort financial ratio
of the assigned
financial ratio
ratio trend
financial ratio to develop
trends analysis
company and
trends analysis
analysis of
trends analysis financial ratio of the assigned
industry
of the assigned
the assigned of the assigned trends analysis company and
comparatives;
company and
company and company and
of the assigned industry
very clear
industry
industry
industry
company and
comparatives,
linkages
comparatives,
comparatives. comparatives; industry
however the
between
the result are
(15%)
not worthy of comparatives. result are not
financial retio
well explained
credit
explained and
results and
and analyzed
analyzed.
investment
decisions and
recommendatio
ns; Excellent and
successful effort
Some effort
to implement
3. DuPont
Good effort to
made to develop
DuPont analysis
analysis of
Virtually no
develop DuPont
Minimal effort DuPont analysis
of the assigned
the assigned effort to develop
analysis of the
to develop
of the assigned
company very
company.
DuPont analysis
assigned
DuPont analysis company,
clear linkages
Compare with of the assigned
company, the
of the assigned however the
between
main
company not
result are well
company.
result are not
DuPont analysis
competitor. worthy of credit
explained and
explained and
and investment
(10%)
analyzed
analyzed.
decisions and
recommendatio
ns;
Minimal effort Some effort to
to analyze other analyze other
4. Other areas Virtually no
Very good effort Outstanding
areas of
of financial effort to develop areas of
to analyze other effort to to
financial
analysis:
the analysis of financial
areas of
analyze other
performance:
capital
the other areas performance:
financial
areas of
capital spending, capital spending, performance:
spending,
of financial
financial
Beta values,
Beta values, analysis: capital Beta values,
capital
analysis: capital
credit rating
credit rating spending, Beta credit rating
spending, Beta spending, Beta service
valuations,
bond rating
valuations,
etc. (10%) values, credit
rating service
values, credit
values, credit
valuations, bond service
service
rating service
rating service
rating
valuations, bond valuations, bond
valuations, bond
valuations, bond
valuations;
rating valuations rating valuations
rating
rating valuations
unworthy of
valuations
much credit Excellent and
accurate
evaluation of
Good effort
Good effort
the assigned
Some effort
made to develop made to
5. The
company's stock
No effort to
made to develop the evaluation of develop the
evaluation of
performance for
develop the
evaluation of the the assigned
evaluation of the
the assigned
the last year;
evaluation of the assigned
company's stock assigned
company's
very clear
assigned
company's stock performance for company's stock
stock
linkages
company's stock performance for the last year,
performance for
performance
between stock
performance for the last year, but however the
the last year, the
for the last
performance
the last year.
analysis is very result are not
result are well
year. (20%)
results and
short and limited explained and explained and
investment
analyzed.
analyzed
decisions and
recommendatio
ns; 6.
The
Little or no
student
effort to explain
developed
linkages
specific
between the
recommendati assigned
on, with
company's
supporting
financial and
rationale, as stock
to whether or performance to
not the
warrant entering
assigned
into a long-term
company's
commitment
recent trend
in financial
and stock
performance
is of sufficient
financial
strength to
warrant
entering into
a long-term
commitment. Some effort
Some effort
made to explain made to explain
relationships of relationships the
the assigned
assigned
company's
company's
financial and
financial and
stock
stock
performance to performance to
warrant entering warrant entering
into a long-term into a long-term
commitment, the commitment,
analysis is poor but there are
and incomplete. significant gaps
in the analysis Very good effort Outstanding and
made to explain very thorough
relationships the effort to explain
assigned
relationships the
company's
assigned
recent trend in company's
financial and
recent trend in
stock
financial and
performance to stock
recommend
performance.
entering into a The results are
long-term
sufficient to
commitment.
warrant entering
There are no
into a long-term
significant gaps commitment.
in the analysis (15%) PRESENTATION OF
PAPER AND WRITING 7.
Organization,
Format and
Presentation
of Paper
including
Introduction,
Body, and
Summary
(4%) Presentation has
There appears to
numerous
be no logical
blemishes and
organization of
there may be a
the paper's
general lack of
contents
organization Paper has some
blemishes in
presentation and
may have some
weaknesses in
organization Paper is
Paper is neatly extremely neat
presented
and has no
without major blemishes; its
blemishes and is organization is
generally well- outstanding and
organized
very easily
followed Tables, figures
8. Use of
Tables, figures
and other
Tables,
and other
Tables, figures
graphics provide
Figures and
graphics do not
and other
Use of tables,
marginal support
Other
provide much
graphics are
figures and other
for the paper;
Graphics to
support for the
descriptive and
graphics in
some labels may
Summarize
paper; they may
provide solid
support of paper
be incomplete;
and Support
have inadequate
support for the
is unworthy of
there may be
Analysis
labels; and
paper; they are
credit
some problems
Presented in
numbering
properly labeled
with the
the Paper
sequence is
and numbered
numbering
(3%)
inadequate
sequence Tables, figures
and other
graphics are
very descriptive
and provide
exceptionally
strong support
for the paper;
there are no
errors in labels
or in the
numbering
sequence 9. Logical and
Smooth
Flowing
Very effective
Transitions No effort made
Paper makes
Good transitions transitions are
and
to provide
Some transitions
minimal use of
used in most
used throughout
Relationships appropriate
used in paper
transitions
sections
the written
Among
transitions
analysis
Sections of
the Written
Report (3%) RESEARCH APPROACH AND USE OF APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL
SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND DATA 10. Research
Sources and
Significance
of Research
Information
and Data, Use
of APA
No obvious
Citation
effort to use
Methodology, professional and
use of double supporting
spaced, with research sources
one-inch
margins, and
use 12-point
Times New
Roman font.
(5%) Little effort
made to use
appropriate
professional and
supporting
research sources
which may be
accompanied by
inadequate
documentation Some effort to
identify and use
appropriate and
professional and
supporting
research sources
with some
documentation Excellent and
successful effort
Good effort to to identify and
identify and use use appropriate
appropriate and and professional
professional and research sources
supporting
including
research
Library Search
sources;
Engines,
appropriate and Websites, S&P,
professional use SEC, stock
of APA
exchanges,
documentation, Morningstar,
use of double NYSE,
spaced, with
Competitors,
one-inch
10K Report,
margins, and use analyst reports,
12-point Times news releases,
New Roman
articles, etc.;
font.
appropriate and
accurate
documentation Project-Related Questions
All questions related to this assignment should be referred to me through the WebTycho classroom
discussion or the Project Conference so all students can benefit from the questions and answers.
As these are new and challenging assignments for many of you, your questions may well serve to better
define what I really want and expect, which can lead to better reports

 


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