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    Annual Report Analysis for Coke and Pepsi

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    Hi, is there someone with a strong Fin. accounting background who has probably completed a report like this one-who can help me with this project? Thanks

    Financial Accounting

    Annual Report Project
    Choose two companies that are in the same industry to analyze for your final project(not Google or Yahoo, MSN, AOL).
    The companies you choose must be domestic rather than foreign companies.
    Next obtain a copy of each company's most recent annual report (if the annual report is not available, you may use the company's annual 10-k). On the company's website look for "About the Company" and then look for the "Investors" section. You should be able to find the annual report under the investors section. To find the 10-k visit http://www.sec.gov/, click "Search the EDGAR Database", and search using the company name.
    Consolidate the information in the company's report to produce a five to ten page document of your own. Your report should include:
    ? A description of each company's progress in the last year.
    ? A spreadsheet(s) with a horizontal and vertical analysis and all the ratios you deem relevant, as well as your interpretation of each ratio and its importance in your final assessment of the financial viability of each company.
    ? At least 2 charts in support of the spreadsheet or written material for each company.
    See examples of horizontal analysis and vertical analysis.
    See financial accounting text/s for samples of the types of charts you can create for use in your paper.
    Here is a list of ratios that you may want to include in your analysis:

    Return on assets
    Cash return on assets
    Profit margin
    Current ratio
    Working capital
    Profit margin
    Asset turnover
    Return on assets
    Debt to equity
    Return on equity
    Financing period
    Inventory turnover
    Days' inventory on hand
    Receivables turnover
    Days' receivable
    Payables turnover
    Days' payable
    Free cash flow
    Interest coverage
    Dividend yield
    Price/earnings (P/E)
    Return on equity
    Basic earnings per share
    Diluted earnings per share
    Book value per share
    Cash flow yield
    Cash flow to sales
    Cash flow to assets
    Free cash flow
    Incorporate the ratios you have learned to determine the fiscal health of each organization. Remember that no one ratio can determine financial health, so you may use prior year information as well as comparison data between the two companies to support your findings. You may also use information from outside financial analysts such as MSN money or Morningstar to validate/support your conclusions and recommendations
    Formatting is important and you are expected to present the information in an attractive manner. A title page and a table of contents lends to the organization of the paper. The document must be double-spaced and professionally prepared (i.e., using basic APA style and/or www.isiresearchsoft.com for bibliographic formatting resources), spell-checked, clearly organized, and clearly summarized, with accurate citations for all referenced work. A corporate logo for each company at the beginning of the document would be a nice touch.
    You may only use Microsoft Word or Excel to develop your paper. Papers submitted in a .pdf format are also acceptable.

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    Financial Accounting

    Annual Report Project
    Choose two companies that are in the same industry to analyze for your final project(not Google or Yahoo, MSN, AOL).
    The companies you choose must be domestic rather than foreign companies.
    Next obtain a copy of each company's most recent annual report (if the annual report is not available, you may use the company's annual 10-k). On the company's website look for "About the Company" and then look for the "Investors" section. You should be able to find the annual report under the investors section. To find the 10-k visit http://www.sec.gov/, click "Search the EDGAR Database", and search using the company name.
    Consolidate the information in the company's report to produce a five to ten page document of your own. Your report should include:
    ? A description of each company's progress in the last year.
    ? A spreadsheet(s) with a horizontal and vertical analysis and all the ratios you deem relevant, as well as your interpretation of each ratio and its importance in your final assessment of the financial viability of each company.
    ? At least 2 charts in support of the spreadsheet or written material for each company.
    See examples of horizontal analysis and vertical analysis.
    See financial accounting text/s for samples of the types of charts you can create for use in your paper.
    Here is a list of ratios that you may want to include in your analysis:

    Return on assets
    Cash return on assets
    Profit margin
    Current ratio
    Working capital
    Profit margin
    Asset turnover
    Return on assets
    Debt to equity
    Return on equity
    Financing period
    Inventory turnover
    Days' inventory on hand
    Receivables turnover
    Days' receivable
    Payables turnover
    Days' payable
    Free cash flow
    Interest coverage
    Dividend yield
    Price/earnings (P/E)
    Return on equity
    Basic earnings per share
    Diluted earnings per share
    Book value per share
    Cash flow yield
    Cash flow to sales
    Cash flow to assets
    Free cash flow
    Incorporate the ratios you have learned to determine the fiscal health of each organization. Remember that no one ratio can determine financial health, so you may use prior year information as well as comparison data between the two companies to support your findings. You may also use information from outside financial analysts such as MSN money or Morningstar to validate/support your conclusions and recommendations
    Formatting is important and you are expected to present the information in an attractive manner. A title page and a table of contents lends to the organization of the paper. The document must be double-spaced and professionally prepared (i.e., using basic APA style and/or www.isiresearchsoft.com for bibliographic formatting resources), spell-checked, clearly organized, and clearly summarized, with accurate citations for all referenced work. A corporate logo for each company at the beginning of the document would be a nice touch.
    You may only use Microsoft Word or Excel to develop your paper. Papers submitted in a .pdf format are also acceptable.
    I have selected Pepsi and Coca-Cola as the organization.
    A description of each company's progress in the last year.

    The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage manufacturer. Its beverages consist of energy drinks, juices, juice drinks, soft drinks, sports drinks, tea and coffee drinks, and water. (CocaCola.com) Dr. John Stith Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886. Today, Coca-Cola is a worldwide brand and an instantly recognizable household name. Coke is it -- "it" being the world's #1 soft-drink company. The Coca-Cola Company owns four of the top five soft-drink brands (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, and Sprite). Its other brands include Barq's, Minute Maid, PowerAde, and Dasani water. Coca-Cola sells Crush, Dr Pepper, and Schweppes outside Australia, Europe, and North America. Its salient achievements are as follows:
    Strong Brand

    Coke is said to be the number one brand in world for years. It has become synonymous with the cold drink. This has been achieved by continuous innovation and keep customer delight is its main focus. Thus important strength of coca-cola is its globally recognized brands.

    Vertical integration

    In many parts of the world, it has purchased its bottlers leading to the better control on distribution and communication between departments within the companies. This has also reduced the cost and made high barriers to entry for ...

    Solution Summary

    Annual report analysis for Coke and Pepsi are given in the solution. A horizontal and vertical analysis is given.

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