FIN 370 Week 3 Financial Ratio Analysis

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 FIN 370 Week 3 Financial Ratio Analysis

Purpose of Assignment

Students should understand how to use the financial information and tools learned in the class on a public company, obtain public company SEC reports, and use that data to calculate a company’s financial ratios and their comparison to industry or competitor standards.

Assignment Steps 

Resources: Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft®Office® website. There are also additional tutorials via the web that offer support for office products. 

Select one of the publicly traded corporations listed below and obtain the most current SEC Form 10-K (annual financial report) from the company’s web site (Do not use the Annual Report that is sent to shareholders):




Lowes Corporation


Kroger Corporation


Harley Davidson Corporation


Apple Corporation


Intel Corporation


Marriott Corporation


Berkshire Hathaway Corporation


PepsiCo Corporation


Procter and Gamble Corporation


General Electric Corporation


Calculate and analyze the following ratios for your selected company for the last two years from the SEC Form 10-K:




Current Ratio


Inventory Turnover


Debt Ratio


Time Interest Earned


Gross Profit Margin


Equity Multiplier


Return on Assets


Net Profit Margin


Return on Equity (Use three ratio DuPont method)


Compare and contrast your company’s ratios to industry and competitor standard ratios obtained from Yahoo Finance, Morningstar, MotleyFool, Macroaxis or other Internet sources, and provide a detailed answer and analysis as to why your company’s ratios are different than the industry/competitor standard.

Prepare your analysis in a minimum of 875 words in Microsoft® Word. The use of Microsoft®Word tables is encouraged.

Cite the source of the industry/competitor ratio information.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Note: Grades are awarded based upon individual contributions to the Learning Team assignment. Each Learning Team member receives a grade based upon his/her contributions to the team assignment. Not all students may receive the same grade for the team assignment.
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