Annual Report Analysis

Annual Report Analysis - An Annual Report Analysis of...

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An Annual Report Analysis of Costco Wholesale Crop. Prepared for Costco Wholesale Crop. Shareholders Contents Introduction …………………………………. ...................................................................... 3 Financial statement of Costco Wholesale Corp . .............................................................. 4 Firm’s auditors ................................................................................................................. 6 Costco stock options. ....................................................................................................... 6 Trend in total assets and total liabilities ............................................................................... 6 Company’s three largest assets ………………………………………………………………… 6 Company’s three largest liabilities………………………………………………………………. 7 Company stocks…………………………………………………………………………………. . 8 Trend in net income ……………………………………………………………………………. . 9 Other comprehensive income …………………………………………………………………. . 9 Method of the cash flow statement ……………………………………………………………. 11 The trend in cash from operations ……………………………………………………………… 11 Largest items investing activities ………………………………………………………………… 12 1
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Introduction: A company's annual report shows the past and present state of the company; An annual report analysis provides an overview of the previous year of operations and how the company fared in that time period. It will also give an overview on the upcoming year, outlining future goals and approaches to new projects. From the analysis of the annual report, we can achieve the following objectives: 1. Understanding the current operating performance, financial performance and future growth prospects 2. Knowing the major owners, the Board and Management Team to assess their qualifications and professional status and management quality 3. Identifying red flags in operations and management, and an investor may try to get answers from the Board how they view the problems and what actions they are taking to resolve the problems in the AGM. 4. Knowing the performance of various business segments 5. Assessing the strengths, weaknesses and growth potentials of the company 6. Knowing the major market participants and changes of their shareholdings 7. It will help in formulating investment decisions and strategies after a full analysis. This analysis will help investors and shareholders to have a clear view in to the company’s
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