Independent News and Media Plc. is one of the leading newspapers and media companies, which is associated with the business of publishing and printing the national, metropolitan, regional and provincial newspapers in the Island of Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. This paper focuses on the financial analysis of the company, by using theoretical models like NOPAT and WACC. The company valuation has also been conducted by highlighting the share price movement since 2010. Moreover, it also covers the agency problem of the company and focuses on mitigating them.
This report focuses on the financial analysis of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation with respect to commodity pricing. The company specializes in producing natural gas and crude oil and also, involves exploitation of the technologies which will bring them easy access to the commodities that they are specialized in. The financial performance of the company has been determined by the stock price movement of the firm over the past three years has been conducted in this paper. Moreover, it also depicts the relation between the crude oil prices or the commodity prices and the stock prices of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation. The study indicates the fact that the stock prices of the company has encountered a downward trend during an increase in the oil price in the US.
Apple Inc. is one of the well-established technology-based companies in the world that manufactures and sells personal computers and consumer electronic products. The assignment has been segregated into two major sections. The first part covers the non-financial and financial analysis of Apple. With the help of this analysis, it has been derived that investment in this company can be extremely profitable from the point of view of the investors. The second part of this assignment has critically discussed the capital budgeting principles used by the firms.
This essay intends to conduct a financial analysis of Burberry Group Plc. The purpose of the paper is to identify the financial strengths and weaknesses of the company. Based on the discussion, it has been found that the financial performance of Burberry Group Plc. has been satisfactory during the chosen period of about 10 years. For the past ten years, the company has experienced increase in demand for its products among the customers. With the change in fashion statement, the company has also adjusted and modified their products and catered to the exact need of customers, thereby bringing in huge profit to the company.
This assignment deals with the financial analysis of Jaeden Industries. In order to analyze the financial performance of the company cash flow statement has been investigated. Moreover, financial ratios of the company have also been computed to identify its financial strengths and weaknesses. Based on the analysis, recommendations have been provided to improve its financial performance. It has been suggested that the company should reduce the inventory through sales and bring in cash and should invest more in marker securities.
A thorough financial and non-financial analysis has been carried out in this report, considering two airline companies, Iberia Plc and Air Berlin Plc. The comparative analyses of the firms have been performed by estimating financial ratios like profitability, efficiency, liquidity and gearing/leverage ratios. For calculating the ratios, the annual reports of both the companies are considered from 2012 to 2014. In addition, time series and cross-sectional analyses for the airline firms are performed in the report. On the other hand, non-financial performance has been determined based on employee base and corporate social responsibility.
Shell Plc is an oil and gas firm headquartered in Netherlands. The company is involved in providing products like petroleum, petrochemicals as well as natural gas and has operations in more than 90 nations. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the financial statement of Shell Plc. In order to evaluate financial performance of the company, ratio analysis has been conducted. Liquidity, profitability, gearing and efficiency ratios have been computed to assess the financial position of the firm. In addition, the paper has also discussed the techniques to deploy the financial resources in the most effective way.
Economic development of a country is highly regulated by the performance of its banking sector. This paper intends to analyze the financial performance Barclays bank, one of the most significant private investment banks of UK. The impact of recent financial crisis on the performance of Barclays has been assessed in the report. Based on analysis, some of the recommendations have also been provided to improve the performance of Barclays bank.
The report intends to provide an in-depth analysis of the financial performance of Woolworths Limited for the last 6 years. In addition, financial health of the company has been assessed with the help of profitability, solvency, efficiency and leverage ratio. Analysis of the financial statements has shown the growth in revenues. However, net profit margin of the company has experienced instability due to the operational mismanagement.
This report intends to highlight on the recent financial performance of the two popular electricity companies, AGL Energy Limited and Genesis Energy Limited. For the analysis purpose, key financial items from the financial statements of the firms and financial ratios have been considered. Based on the analysis, it has been found that in terms of actual figure, AGL Energy Limited remains in healthier position than Genesis Energy Limited.
This paper intends to conduct a thorough company analysis of METLIFE and AIG, in terms of its financial performance. Tools such as ratio analysis has been used in the paper to assess the financial position of the company. The estimated ratios of both the companies have been compared with that of the benchmark. Cash flow statements of the firms have also been included in the analysis.
This assignment intends to conduct financial analysis on Freedom Foods Group Limited. The quality of the accounting standard followed by the organization has been analyzed in this paper. Financial analysis of the proposed company has been conducted from the perspective of operating management, investment management and financial management. Based on the analysis some suitable recommendations have also been included in the report.
The purpose of this study is to create an investment report which will involve a thorough the financial analysis of Gillette Company. The researcher will attempt to analyze the profitability, liquidity and the solvency ratio of the company for the year 2003 and compare the same with the values reported in 2002. It has been recommended that Gillette managers should look forward to use a proportion of its earnings for prospective investment purposes.