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Accounting 284 Spring 2008 Semester Project (100 total possible points) This semester you will be studying the financial statements of two companies to complete your semester project. The project must be typed and in "answer-only" format. Supporting work (e.g., calculations) should be attached. The project is due by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008 . Turn your project into 2330 Gerdin . We will be studying the ratios that are required in each chapter so it would be a good idea to get started on this right away. You are required to work in two to three person teams on this assignment. You may select your own, or contact me and I will match you up. Projects not completed as a group will not be graded. One project is turned in per group. Any projects which are copies of the project of another group will be given a score of zero. Choose one of the two sets of companies presented at the bottom of this page . The files containing the financial statements are on WebCT in the project link. The requirements of this project are as follows: 1. Complete the basic question sheet for the focus company only . (13 points) 2. Complete the table below for each company (46 points). 3. Choose five of the ratios (not items) and interpret them in your own words (i.e., what does the number that you calculated mean and how do the two companies compare on this ratio?). (10 points) 4. In one-typed page, summarize the financial positions of the two companies on the basis of profitability, solvency, and liquidity. (10 points) 5. Using the Internet, popular press, business periodicals, etc, research the focus company you
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ACCT 284 taught by Professor Clem during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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