Assessment Type: Individual coursework worth 40 % of the module

Assessment Type: Individual coursework worth 40 % of the module

Assessment Type: Individual coursework worth 40 % of the module word limit 3000 words.

1. Assignment Question:

1.    You are required to select any two (2) companies within the same industry.

2.    Using an appropriate financial platform such as FTSE obtain financial relevant information for each of your chosen companies for a period of two years.

3.    Extract the following financial ratios (or the necessary information to     calculate the ratios), for each company over a period of 2 years:

i.    Profitability Ratios        [Any 3 ratios]
ii.    Investment Ratios               [Any 3 ratios]

4.    Critically examine the performance of the two companies in terms of profitability and growth using the ratios extracted over the period under consideration (you may use graphs, tables or any other forms of presentation of the ratios extracted to support your analysis).

5.    Recommend the best company for investment with the necessary justifications.

2.   Your attempt should be in the form of a Business Report•    The Business Report is an opportunity for you to apply some of your learning from the module to your chosen organisation

•    Your Business Report must be focused on your chosen organisations. The main focus of your research must be an analysis / evaluation of the relevant ratios and concepts studied in this module in the context of your chosen organisations
•    Your actual choice of what to research for your Business Report will depend on the access you have to internal and external sources of information within your chosen sector organisation.

•    To produce a successful Business Report you have to evaluate and /or analyse information from a range of academic, professional and business sources to attach meaning to what you have found, or when making a judgment or coming to a conclusion
3.   Presentation
•    A Business Report may be presented in whichever format appears to be most suitable for supporting the analysis, arguments, conclusions and recommendations.

•    Make sure the accounting theories and business models you are applying are consistent with your objectives

•    Tables, graphs, business reports and charts are a convenient way of organising your findings, help you analyse data and make it easier for the marker to understand your findings

•    Provide evidence of analysis to show that you understand how to link an organisation’s business activities to its performance.

•    In the analysis identify weaknesses in the way and organisation is being run.
•    Providing recommendations at the end of the Business Report is a way of demonstrating that you understand the issues affecting the organisation as how they can be dealt with.

4.  Assessment Requirements:
•    The submission of your work assessment should be organised and clearly structured in a report format.

•    Maximum word length allowed is 3000 words, excluding words in charts & tables and in the appendixes section of your assignment.

•    Student is required to submit a typewritten document in Microsoft Word format with Times New Roman or Arial font type, size 12 and line spacing 1.5.

•    This assignment is worth 40% of the final assessment of the module.

•    Indicate the sources of information and literature review by including all the necessary citations and references adopting the APA Referencing System.

•    Students who have been found to commit acts of Plagiarism are automatically considered to have failed the entire module.
•    Plagiarism involves taking someone else’s words, thoughts, ideas or essays from online essay banks and trying to pass them off as your own. It is a form of cheating which is taken very seriously.

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