Application Report 1: Prepare a 1-2 page report, single spaced, that compares the finances of Honda Motors (HMC) to the finances of General Motors (GM). Why has HMC been so successful, and why has GM been lagging ?
You can find this information in the following sources: "Wall Street Journal," "New York Times," Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, and company web sites. The company web site will often provide you with the latest fiscal reports in the "investor relations" section.
Structure your compositon to include a summary of the recent earnings report. Cite financial numbers, such as those that appear on the earnings statements, balance sheets, and statement of cash flow. Relay financial ratios that we discussed in the previous unit, such as profit margin, dividend yield, and debt/equity ratio . Describe the significance of these numbers- what do they indicate ? Explain your report relates to our course and to practicing managers.
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