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44 the sizes of each company are polo ralph lauren

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The sizes of each company are Polo Ralph Lauren 56,000 employees, Nike 44,000 employees, and Adidas 31,334 employees. The products sold in each corporation all relate; Polo Ralph Lauren, apparel, home, accessories and fragrances; Nike Corporation, footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services; Adidas, footwear, sports related goods as well as other products such as bags, shirts, watches, and eyewear. All of the companies sale a range of the same types of products, we chose to focus primarily on each companies apparel. The company that we have chosen to be the best investment would be Nike Corporation. The reason we chose Nike Corporation is because by looking at their financial ratios we can tell that their company is able to stimulate profit as well as make use of their assets. According to the chart that we have formulated for the ratio calculations of 2011 (See Appendix A), Polo Ralph Lauren is doing better than Nike. However, we chose the company that we will invest in based off of what we see in society, financial reports, and financial ratios. Take a look at Nike Corporations profit margin ratio, and their current ratio they are shown to be a very profitable company. Ralph Lauren is as well but Nike has shown a pattern over the brink of two years which tells us that they are pretty consistent with being able to handle any risks that come along with their company. We also have evidence throughout the report to support our final analysis. You want to choose the company who is able to profit and stay away from as many risks as possible and Nike is the best choice. Conclusion In conclusion, after looking at the success of each one of the companies that we have analyzed we see that all of the companies seem to have some sort of financial stability. 45
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Nike has performed throughout its financial statements over the years to become a well- rounded corporation and this gives them a positive image to investors. We were able to apply what we have learned throughout the semester by computing financial ratios as well as being able to identify what’s on the balance sheet. The financial information provided throughout our financial report is how we came to the conclusion of Nike being the best corporation to invest in. We hope to interpret what we’ve learned into our future, in order to understand the world of finance. This concludes our financial performance evaluation. 46
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Appendix 1 REFERENCES Bloomberg (2013). Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved from http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/financials/financials.asp? ticker=ADDDF&dataset=balanceSheet&period=A&currency=US%20Dollar Adidas history (2011). The shoe game.com. Retrieved from http://www.theshoegame.com/Adidas-History.html Financial statements of adidas AG (2012). Adidas Group. Retrieved from http://www.adidas-group.com/en/investorrelations/assets/agm/2012/AG_2011_En.pdf Nasdaq (April 2013). NKE Company Financials. Retrieved from http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/nke/financials?query=balance-sheet#.UXbItrVOOWq Ralph Lauren Investors (March 19, 2013). Company profile. Retrieved from http://investor.ralphlauren.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=65933&p=irol-irhome
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