final project (the financial ratio analysis paper) to focus on the folowing:
First, choose a public firm and take at least two years’ banancesheet and income statement and statement of cash flows data. Thencompute the key ratios (current ratio, quick ratio, profit margin, DSO,asset turnover, basic earning power, return on equity, debt ratio, andP/E ratio). Interpret these ratios and compare the firm’s performanceover time and against the industry average (if industry average ratiosare available). If industry ratios are not available, an alternativewould be to take a rival firm from the industry and compare against it.
The paper should have the following structure: abstract,introduction, analysis part and conclusion and some policy implications(whether the firm is going in the right direction and why, etc.
I would expect a minimum of five pages including the cover page and the literature.