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Financial statements for publicly traded companies

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For Home Depot (product), Discover Card (service) and Apple (manufacturer):

How much cash is available for the company to pay its current debts?
Is the company in trouble or in good shape?
Is each company increasing or decreasing its investment in its operations?
How well is each company doing in its operations?
Give each of the presidents of your companies a letter grade (A, B, etc) for his/her performance over the most recent year reported in the financial statements. Explain.

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Companies selected:

Home Depot (retail) (www.homedepot.com)
Apple (manufacturer) (www.apple.com)
Discover Card (www.discovercard.com)

See excel attached for computations and analysis on performance.

Finally, based on your answers to the above questions, give each of the presidents of your companies a letter grade (A, B, etc) for his/her performance over the most recent year reported in the financial statements. Explain your grade.

Home Depot: A
The firm is very liquid with plenty of cash or near cash on hand. They are investing in the firm a ...

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Your tutorial is 417 words and shows working capital, return on sales, return on assets and the requested financial data for Home Depot, Apple and Discover Card. A paragraph explains the grade for each firm.

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