Write a five- to seven-page comparative financial statement analysis of the three companies listed below, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In this analysis, you will discuss the financial health of these companies with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors.
The Coca-Cola Company: Form 10-K.Financial statements and notes start on page 60.-Accounts receivable, page 81-Inventories, page 82-Depreciation, page 96-Goodwill, page 83
Dr. Pepper Annual Report-Click on the 2018 Annual Report-Accounts receivable, page 72-Inventories, page 72-Depreciation, page 73-Goodwill, page 74
PepsiCo Annual Report :Financial statements and notes start on page 79.-Accounts receivable, page 124-Inventories, page 89-Depreciation, page 95-Goodwill, page 88
Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment (Use paragraph headings to indicate each section):
Company Overview-Provide a brief overview of the three companies (at least two pages). What industry is it in? What are its main products or services? Who are its competitors? Where is the company located?
Ratio Analysis-Calculate the current ratio, quick ratio, gross profit percentage, inventory turnover, accounts receivable turnover and asset turnover ratios for all three companies for the current year.
Note: Cash includes cash and cash equivalents and short term investments.Explain how the ratio is calculated and discuss and interpret the ratios that you calculated.Discuss potential liquidity issues based on your calculations of the current and quick ratios.Are there any factors that could be erroneously influencing the results of the ratios?Discuss liquidity issues of the three companies.
Comparison of Accounting MethodsIn your paper, ascertain from the notes of the financial statements the following:-Explain the difference between the allowance method and the direct write off method for accounts receivable. Document the method used for each of the three companies.Explain the difference between the straight line, double declining balance and the unit-of-production depreciation methods. Document the method used for each of the three companies.Explain the difference between LIFO and FIFO and document the method used for each of the three companies.Explain the different categories of intangible assets and document the method used for each of the three companies.
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