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A12855  ADRIAN MARK BISRAM  MBA FINANCE  712 SFI – STRATEGIC FINANCIAL ISSUES  MS. RENEE POPPLEWELL  SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION LIMITED  9  1638 

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Title: Evaluation of Company Performance through an Analysis of Financial Statements. Case Scenario: You are a managerial accountant who has been asked to analyse the latest Annual Report and Financial Statements of a publicly listed company that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. You must use the publicly listed company and produce a comprehensive report for distribution to the company’s management to comply with the requirements listed below. Requirements: 1) An analysis of the information contained in the latest Annual Report and Financial Statements of the company, commenting on the strengths and weaknesses of the company over two years by applying ratio analysis. 2) Suggestions or recommendations for improving the business, based on the analysis. 3) Full referencing of your sources of information, which may include any external sources such as the financial press, commentators and the internet that you may have used to strengthen your analysis. Word Count (from introduction to conclusion): 1638 Executive Summary: The objective of this report is to analyse the performance of Woolworths Limited for the years 2010 and 2011 though its 2011 Annual Report, through the use of ratio analysis. This paper firstly looks, in brief, as to why ratios are used and their limitations. It will also provide a short overview of Woolworths Limited. The ratios will then be analysed and possible reasons for their increases or decreases over the two year period as well as against their nearest competitor, Wesfarmers for comparison, will be presented. Strengths and Weaknesses of the company will then be highlighted based on the information presented. Lastly possible recommendations will be proposed for the weaknesses determined through the ratio analysis.

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1. Introduction.....................................................................................5 1.1 Woolworths Limited.....................................................................5 2. Analysis of business performance..................................................5 2.1...
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