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Analysis of Financial Reports for General Mills and Meiji Holdings and Determining Profitability Between the Companies

General Mills http://www.generalmills.com

Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. http://www.meiji.com/english/corporate/data/group/

Prepare a table for a period of three years showing some key financial information for the two companies. Include at least four items from the balance sheet, four items from the income statement, and four items from the statement of cash flow. Having reviewed and analyzed the financial information, please elaborate on the following three questions:
1.Which one of the two companies is the most profitable?
2.Compare growth of revenues versus income over time and between the two companies.
3.How can you explain the difference in profitability between the two companies?
4.Indicate in detail the information you used to answer the above questions

Solution Summary

An analysis of the financial reports of 2011, 2012 and 2013 of General Mills and Meiji Holdings. Four items on the Balance Statement, Cash Flows Statement and Income Statement are compared and analyzed for each company.