Published on January 29, 2016
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Select an organization from the following list: • Pepsi-Cola • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. • Lowe’s • Starbucks • Barnes & Noble • Amazon.com • HP • Dell • Disney • Microsoft Obtain faculty approval of your selection prior to beginning the assignment. Obtain a copy of the organization’s annual report and SEC filings for the past 2 years. Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings. Address the following: • Assess the role of ethics and compliance in your organization’s financial environment. • Describe procedures your organization has in place to ensure ethical behavior. • Explain how financial markets work in the United States. • Identify processes the organization uses to comply with SEC regulations. • Evaluate your organization’s financial performance during the past 2 years, using financial ratios. Calculate the ratios for each year: o Current o Debt o Return on equity o Days receivable • Discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells you about the organization’s financial health. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.