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    Microsoft versus HPQ: Better investment

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    Research and find financial statements for two companies of your choosing. Analyze the statements and compare the two companies, explaining which of the two is a better investment for the shareholder. Include a citation for the financial statements. For instance, compare two technology companies such as Microsoft and the Hewlett-Packard Company.

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    For the purpose of this assignment, I will compare the two technology companies Microsoft and the Hewlett-Packard Company. If we compare and evaluate the ratios calculated from the recent annual statements, we will find that Microsoft has a much better net profit, gross profit and EBITD margin as compared to the Hewlett-Packard Company. The net profit margin of Microsoft is 28.08 as compared to ...

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    This solution summarizes and compares the financial statements of Microsoft and the Hewlett-Packard Company in order to conclude which company is a better investment decision for the shareholder, in terms of biggest return with the least risk.