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Financial Analysis of Apple Computers

Comprehensive Financial Analysis Part I Paper
Select a publicly traded organization. You may also visit the organization's website and review its annual and 10-K reports. Based on your findings, prepare a paper in which you evaluate the performance of your selected organization using financial ratios. Be sure to address the following in your evaluation:

***I only need to examine the following: Only part F but I wanted to incldue the part D & E to give a background of the assignment.

What conclusions can you draw about the organization's performance over the last five years in terms of liquidity, activity, leverage, profitability and market value ratios?
d. How does the organization's performance compare with its industry peers for this same time period?
e. If there are weaknesses, what factors explain them and what remedies would you offer? If there are strengths, how would you reinforce them?
f. If there are weaknesses, what factors explain them and what remedies would you offer? If there are strengths, how would you reinforce them?

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For your convenience, I have attached a formatted MS Excel spreadsheet containing financial ratios for Apple, Inc., explanations for the ratios used, as well as an operational analysis of the firm. I have also attached reference sources which you might find useful.

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Observation:
If the Apple were to initiate cost-cutting measures such as to hold lower levels of inventory and substantially decrease the
cost of goods sold, the financial benefits of such an effort would filter down to the company's bottom line in a positive way,
ultimately effecting all of the ratios used in this report. The greatest effect would be evident in the company's current and inventory turnover ratios, as well as its return on asset ratio, as it is these three ratios that are ...

Solution Summary

For your convenience, I have attached a formatted MS Excel spreadsheet containing financial ratios for Apple, Inc., explanations for the ratios used, as well as an operational analysis of the firm. I have also attached reference sources which you might find useful.

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