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CheckPoint: Ratio, Vertical, and Horizontal Analyses

The calculations you perform for this CheckPoint form the basis of your analysis of your capstone project.
· Write in 100 to 200 words an explanation of the three tools of financial statement analysis and the function of each.
· Examine PepsiCo, Inc.’s Consolidated Balance Sheet on p. A6 in Appendix A of Financial Accounting, especially its Current Assets, Current Liabilities, and Total Assets for years 2005 and 2004.

· Calculate the following for PepsiCo, Inc. and show your work:
o The Current Ratio for 2005
o The Current Ratio for 2004
o Two measures of vertical analysis—compute the current assets divided by total assets for each year, and express your result as a percentage o Two measures of horizontal analysis—compute the total change in assets by percentage, by dividing current assets in 2005 by current assets in 2004. Compute a similar percentage for current liabilities

· Examine The Coca-Cola Company’s Consolidated Balance sheet on p. B2 in Appendix B of Financial Accounting, especially its Current Assets, Current Liabilities, and Total Assets for years 2005 and 2004.

· Calculate the following for Coca-Cola and show your work:
o The Current Ratio for 2005
o The Current Ratio for 2004
o Two measures of vertical analysis—compute the current assets divided by total assets for each year, and express your result as a percentage o Two measures of horizontal analysis—compute the total change in assets by percentage, by dividing current assets in 2005 by current assets in 2004. Compute a similar percentage for current liabilities

· Due: Day 6
· Post: To the Assignments Tab your explanations and calculations as an attachment.
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