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Chapter 1,2:Berk, Johnathan and Peter DeMarzo. (2011). Corporate Finance: The Core, 2nd ed. Arlington Street Boston, MA. Pearson Prentice Hall.

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Define what is included in a management discussion and analysis section of a financial statement (that cannot be found elsewhere).

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Click the link below to view Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) 2011 Annual Balance Sheet: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bs?s=msft+Balance+Sheet&annual
Choose and compute 5 of the following from the Microsoft (2011) balance sheet. Explain how they are useful tools in assessing firm performance and then give your own assessment of Microsoft's performance for the year 2011.

debt-equity ratio, enterprise value, earnings per share, operating margin, net profit margin, accounts receivable days, accounts payable days, inventory days interest coverage ratio, return on equity, return on assets, price-earnings ratio, market-to-book ratio

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Chapter 1,2:Berk, Johnathan and Peter DeMarzo. (2011). Corporate Finance: The Core, 2nd ed. Arlington Street Boston, MA. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Define what is included in a management discussion and analysis section of a financial statement (that cannot be found elsewhere).

The section includes (1.) a description of the company's primary business segments and future trends, (2.) Discussions pertaining to the sales and expense trends, (3.) a discussion and review of major transactions (acquisitions, divestitures) that could affect the business related to the operations and cash flow, (4.) a discussion and review of discontinued operations , extraordinary items and other unusual or infrequent events.

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