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代写澳洲assignment:Financial Accounting

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Financial Accounting澳洲代写
 
  INDIVIDUAL WRITTEN REPORT
 
  This assignment is worth 20%
 
  PURPOSE
 
  Financial Statement Analysis - To calculate and analyse financial ratios using actual
 
  reported data.
 
  REQUIRED
 
  Given the financial statements and the additional information analyse and discuss the
 
  financial performance and position of David Jones. You should refer to the notes to the
 
  financial statements for further details and clarifications of changes in the financial
 
  statements.
 
  Your analysis should be supported by profitability, liquidity, gearing and other appropriate
 
  ratios from Chapter 18 of the prescribed textbook.
 
  Calculate and analyse financial ratios (percentage and ratio analysis)
 
  Use the 2013 and 2012 annual reports to obtain the financial statement figures needed to
 
  calculate the ratios (where there is consolidated accounts, use the consolidated amounts). In
 
  addition, students are strongly advised to:
 
   perform horizontal and vertical analyses of the Balance Sheets and Income
 
  Statements for the company
 
   read all parts of the Annual Reports
 
  Instructions
 
  Your report should calculate* and analyse the following ratios, in clearly identified separate
 
  sections:
 
  Profitability
 
  Rate of return on net sales
 
  Rate of return on total assets
 
  Asset turnover
 
  Rate of return on ordinary shareholders’ equity
 
  Earnings per share (given in the Annual Report)
 
  Liquidity
 
  Working capital
 
  Current ratio and Acid-test ratio
 
  Inventory turnover and Days in inventory
 
  Gross profit percentage
 
  Accounts receivable turnover
 
  Days’ sales in receivables
 
  Gearing
 
  Debt ratio
 
  Debt to equity ratio
 
  Times interest earned ratio
 
  (* Tabulate and show the formula and detailed calculations in an Appendix.)
 
  Your analysis should include:
 
   Year-to-year (2013 and 2012) comparisons (horizontal analysis). Use the Director’s
 
  Report and the Notes to the Accounts to further justify your answer.
 
   The components of each ratio should be investigated to determine the significant or
 
  determining factors in any change to the ratio.
 
   These significant factors should then be investigated to determine (to the extent
 
  possible) the cause and sustainability of their change (refer to example below).
 
  Example of a current ratio analysis: Company X current ratio increased from 1.2
 
  to 4.3. The company increased its ability to pay its debts in the short-term. The
 
  main reasons for the increase were a 22% increase in cash and a 14% decrease
 
  in accounts payable. The increase in cash and the decrease in accounts payable
 
  were both a result of reductions in purchases of inventory. This is unlikely to
 
  continue as the company was depleting a previous overstock.
 
  Each ratio analysis will be marked on the correctness of the comparisons and the
 
  identification of the determining factors. The depth and correctness of analysis of the factors
 
  will be the primary criteria for grade differentials in this assignment. The determining factors
 
  need not be confined to the annual reports but they must be relevant to your analysis.
 
  Administrative Details
 
   Your assignment (in a report form) should be lodged through the Turnitin Assignment
 
  folder of Blackboard by 11.59pm Tuesday 21 October 2014. LATE SUBMISSION
 
  APPLIES.
 
   This assignment must be typewritten and double-spaced. A copy should always be
 
  kept by the student. Attach an Assignment Cover Sheet to your submission (refer to
 
  the link on Blackboard - General Policy and Forms).
 
   The Student Manual provides information about the presentation of reports (a link to
 
  the Manual is provided in Blackboard). Wherever possible, tabulate your comparative
 
  data and show them in an appendix but cross-reference them in your report.
 
   The policies on late submission of assignments and plagiarism are provided in the
 
  Course Outline. Extensions with valid reasons will only be considered if the
 
  application is made 48 hours prior to submission.
 
   Length: 2,500 words maximum (excluding appendices).
 
  Vertical analysis
 
  Financial Ratio analysis
 
  Conclusion
 
  Appendices of calculations/data
 
  Consistent fonts and headings
 
  Pagination and correct cross-referencing
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