Deliverable Length: 400-600 words
Jessica Madison has been working as an accounting intern for ABC for the past 3 years. Jessica has recently completed her BA degree and aspires to become a financial analyst at ABC. You have agreed to set aside a time each week to help Jessica become more familiar with various investment management fundamentals.
Explain the following to Jessica:
* How does ratio analysis serve as an effective tool to assess the current and future financial status of firms? Describe the limitations of ratio analysis.
* Explain the odd-lot theory and how it acts as a market predictor.
* How does a fundamental type of analysis, such as ratio analysis, differ from a technical analysis?
Deliverable Length: 15-20 PowerPoint slides; 100-200 speaker notes per slide
It is assumed that you have been assigned the task of locating and presenting to a hedge fund portfolio manager in one convincing PowerPoint presentation a U.S. publicly-traded company’s common stock that you think is undervalued and a U.S. publicly-traded company’s common stock that you think is overvalued.
Please use the library and other available resources to locate these stocks. You may need to locate the 10-Q and 10-K statements for the companies. These reports can be retrieved on the EDGAR database of the Securities and Exchange Commission website at http://www.sec.gov/.
Create a PowerPoint file of 15 to 20 slides that consists of the following elements:
Name of the U.S. publicly-traded company’s common stock that you think is undervalued
Name of the U.S. publicly-traded company’s common stock that you think is overvalued
Description of the companies
Rationale of why you think the stock is undervalued
Rationale of why you think the stock is overvalued
The percentage you think the stock is undervalued
The percentage you think the stock is overvalued
An analysis of each company’s management team
For each of the two companies:
* The most current common stock price
* The stock’s 52-week highs and lows
* The stock’s beta
For each of the two companies, the following financial ratios:
* Quick ratio
* Current ratio
* Inventory turnover ratio
* Debt ratio
* Debt-to-equity ratio
* Times interest earned ratio
* Return on equity
* Return on assets
* Gross profit margin
* Net profit margin
* P/E ratio
* P/B ratio
For each of the two companies, the following estimates for the upcoming 12 months:
* Revenue growth rate
* EPS growth rate