Due Date: 4pm Friday, 14th October 2011 Suggested Length: 3,000 words (not including references, and appendices)
Submission: l Assignments are to be submitted with an ABIS Assignment Cover sheet attached to the front page (available from the school office or course website). All members of the group MUST sign the cover sheet for the assignment. STUDENTS THAT DO NOT SIGN A COVER SHEET WILL BE ASSUMED TO HAVE MADE NO CONTRIBUTION TO THAT ASSIGNMENT AND WILL RECEIVE NO MARKS FOR IT; l All Assignments must be prepared on A4 paper, single-sided, typewritten or word-processed (no handwriting), and should not be submitted in plastic cover sheets/ folders. Simply staple the assignment at the top left-hand corner; l Place assignments in the assignment slot under the counter of the ABIS office by 4pm on the due date. All assignments are cleared, sorted and date-stamped at 4pm on the due date.
Instructions: This assignment is to be completed by students working in groups, normally comprising two to four individuals. It is important that group members begin to meet and collect information about the chosen company early as possible. Groups are required to: · Assume that each member in your group is employed by Wealthy Funds management in the Analysis Division. The firm is considering a long-term investment in your chosen company and your group has been requested to analyse the company’s performance; 1
Analyse the business model and operating environment (including social , economic and industry factors) of the chosen company; Interpret and analyse the annual reports, including financial statements of the chosen company (Trend analysis for the past 5 years); Interpret and analyse the annual reports of at least one competitor of the chosen company; Evaluate the independent valuation...