Team D - Group Project - Accounting 220 Finance The project...

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Group Project - Accounting 220 –Finance The project for Acc220 will evaluate the financial information of WalMart and Target Corporations. The links to the financial statements will be provided for you. You will need to access the internet to research additional information on the firms. The project is divided into 3 sections. Part 1 will be submitted at the end of Week 3, Part 2 will be submitted at the end of Week 5 and Part 3 (along with Parts 1 and 2) will be submitted on Sunday of Week 7. The entire project will be graded by the instructor at the end of the final submission in week 7 and one grade will be assigned for the entire project. The project will count for 17.5% of your overall course grade. Unless you receive permission from the instructor to delay the submission, failure to turn in any part of the project by the due date may result in a significantly lower grade, including a grade of zero, for the part involved. A group leader must be selected for each part – this shares the load throughout the group. The group leader for Part 1 will combine all the materials from the group members and submit part 1 of the project in Week 3. The group leader for Part 2 will submit the project in Week 5 and the group leader for Part 3 will submit the entire project (Parts 1, 2, and 3) in Week 7. Each group member is required to participate in the discussion board and file exchange on a weekly basis. The minimum expectation of each member is providing a minimum of 3 posts per week to the discussion and submitting one file to the file exchange. Each group determines how to split the work. Grade Information Content – 50 % A quality report will have correct ratio calculations and conclusions on the analysis. Any assumptions, if made, should be spelled out clearly. Editing – 10% A quality report will be free of any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct. Ratios will be expressed as numbers or percentages, depending on what is appropriate, as is shown in the textbook. Note that not all ratios are shown as percentages. Participation – 40% Group participation includes providing substantive content in the discussion board on a minimum of three different days of the week and actively involved in the workload.
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Company Basics and Financial Ratios – Part 2 Question 1 Using the most recent three years of available data, compute Wal-Mart’s and Target’s degree of operating leverage. You will have to use the formula, percentage change in pretax income divided by percentage change in revenues. Show your work. DOL = Percent change in Pre-Tax Income / Percent change in Revenue Walmart Percent change in Pre-Tax Income = (Operating income 2009 – Operating income 2008) / Operating income 2008 = ($22,118 – $20,867) / $22,118 = 5.66% Walmart Percent change in Revenue = (Revenue 2009 – Revenue 2008) / Revenue 2009 = ($408,085 – $404,254) / $408,085 = .94% Walmart DOL (2008-2009) = 5.66% / .94% =
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course ACCOUNTING IS 160 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '11 term at Herzing.

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