Financial Statements Assignment
For this Assignment, go to the Public Register website (Public Register) and examine annual reports released by two organizations in the same industry. Students may use this link or a different website to obtain a corporation’s financial reports, but make sure to cite the resource in your paper. Choose any two corporations to complete this assignment.Using concepts that you have learned in this Module, evaluate each report and respond to the following questions:
1.What differences, if any, do you perceive in the approach each organization presents in its annual performance? Is information and data presented clearly so that the reader can make clear inferences about how the organization performed?
2. What goals, challenges, and plans do the organizations emphasize in their discussion of results?
3. How does the format and organization of each report enhance or diminish from the information being presented?
You must follow the format and guidelines, given below, for the short papers:
Title Page: Include name, paper title, course title, instructor’s name, and date.
Introduction: Discuss the purpose of the paper in succinct, declarative sentences. The introduction should offer a preview of the paper, its value, and be based upon the concepts studied in the course.
Discussion Content: This section should include the following three elements:
An explanation of the concepts or theoretical applications that pertain to this topic
A discussion of your position on this topic, supporting your argument from the text or other appropriate sources
It is highly recommended you make use of appropriate headings to guide your reader.
Conclusion: This should be a summative paragraph which includes a restatement of the key points in your discussion.
References: A minimum of two references (not including your textbook) must be used to support your discussion. Document all sources according to APA style.
Your work should be submitted in a Word document, 3–4 pages in length (not including the title and the reference page), typed in double-space, in 10- or 12-point Arial or Times New Roman font. The page margins on the top, bottom, left side, and right side should be 1 inch each. It must be formatted according to APA 6th Edition standards, including the title and the reference page.