Week 4 Assignments

Forum #1: What key information would you want to obtain from financial statements to evaluate a company before making a decision to purchase an existing company? Which of the ratios in their analysis would be most valuable to help in your investment decision? Explain. (250 words plus 3 responses)

Assignment #1: Research and analyze an annual report for a company of your choice, within your industry, and then write a report that provides a financial rationale and justification for a recent major strategic decision that they made using information taken solely from their financial reporting statements. What specific information can you find in your analysis of the report that makes this a wise investment from a financial point of view? Explain.
Minimum 2 pages
Minimum 2 scholarly sources

Forum #2: What essential technological innovation(s) does your organization need at this point? Is your company in the proof of concept stage and in need of a demonstrable prototype? Or, are you operational and looking to grow your business to scale in production, marketing, sales, or support. Irrespective of your status, determine what technological innovation you believe you need today to get you to that next stage and why. What do you think that next stage is? (250 words plus 3 responses).

Assignment #2: In a 2-3 page paper, defend your assumptions about the technology needed for your company’s continued growth. Would this technology be considered essential to primary or secondary activities? What do you see as the positive outcomes of acquiring this technology? How would you measure the positive results of acquiring the technological innovation?
Minimum 2 pages
Minimum 2 scholarly sources
APA Format

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