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    1. Using ratio analysis, compare two major competitors selling soft drinks: the Coca Cola Co. and Pepsico, Inc. Create a single spreadsheet with appropriate entries for all questions. There are 3 separate financial statements to analyze:
    a. the income statement,
    b. the balance sheet, and
    c. the cash flow statement.

    To answer these questions you may obtain information from the web directly from:
    • the companies using their annual report;
    • from financial information from Yahoo, MSN or other service; or
    • from the Securities and Exchange Commission at their EDGAR web site, www.sec.gov.

    2. Look for the 10-K, annual reports or link to the SEC documents from one of the financial sites. Calculate these ratios for the last 3 fiscal years.
    Note: Whenever you use balance sheet items to calculate ratios, be sure to average the beginning-of-year and end-of-year amounts.
    3. What can you tell from your analysis? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each company? If you had $10,000 to invest, would you rather purchase the common stock of the Coca Cola Co. or Pepsico, Inc.? Give your reasons.

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    I'm a little confused on what you are asking for.
    <br>I believe your attachment2 gives a detailed explanation of financial ratios and how to calculate them with valid examples. I don't see anything that needs to be done with attachment2.
    <br>Also on attachment1 - I don't see what questions you are trying to answer unless they are the questions ...

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    The expert examines single spreadsheet entries.