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Analysis of Cash Flow statement for two companies

Select 2 companies in the same industry. Use the Internet to find the current statement of cash flow for both companies and answer the following:

â?¢Which method do both companies use when calculating the net cash provided by operating activities?
â?¢What was the most significant item reported by each company in their investing section and in their financing section?
â?¢For both companies, what were the trends in net cash provided by operating activities during the period of time examined?

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Select 2 companies in the same industry. Use the Internet to find the current statement of cash flow for both companies and answer the following:

I have taken two companies of same industry:
Polo Ralph Lauren and True Religion.

â?¢Which method do both companies use when calculating the net cash provided by operating activities?
Cash flow statement of Polo Ralph
Value in $000'

Period Ending Apr 3, 2010 Mar 28, 2009 Mar 29, 2008
Net Income 479,500 406,000 419,800

Operating Activities, Cash Flows Provided By or Used In
Depreciation 181,200 184,400 201,300
Adjustments To Net Income 83,200 98,400 73,200
Changes In Accounts Receivables 92,200 1,100 10,000
Changes In Liabilities 41,300 55,200 (17,600)
Changes In Inventories 29,100 (10,500) 81,800
Changes In Other Operating Activities - 39,600 (73,100)

Total Cash Flow From Operating Activities 906,500 774,200 695,400

Investing Activities, Cash Flows Provided By or Used In
Capital ...

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Analysis of Cash Flow statement for two companies

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