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Ratio analysis for Coca Cola

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In 2 to 3 pages, research a company that is publicly traded on the US stock exchanges (NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE). Find the ticker symbol, describe the industry and business the company is in, find the 10k statement and focus on the financial statements found there.

Determine the three ratios which best help you determine the financial health of this company. Do a trend analysis for the most recent three years and then summarize your findings along with a recommendation and rationale for buying, selling or holding this stock as an investment.

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This solution provides an analysis of three ratios for Coca Cola along with recommendations.

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Obtain 3 consecutive years of income statements and balance sheets from Coca Cola.

Calculate the following ratios for 3 years: Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, Profit Margin After Taxes, Current Ratio, Acid Test or Quick Ratio, Average Collection Period (or Days Sales Outstanding), Debt Ratio and Return on Assets. Interpret those results against historical data and industry benchmarks.

Place the three years of income statements and balance sheets in a table in the back of your paper. Also create a table showing the 3 years of ratios and place it in the back of your paper.

Write a summary of your analysis. Make sure to discuss your conclusions on each of the seven ratios listed above. You may use trends and, if available, industry averages.

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