Purpose of Assignment
The activity requires students to perform research and analysis on competing companies and the potential implications of international standards. This real-world analysis is key to understanding how a company’s profitability, liquidity, and solvency can be useful for all users. Students also learn to analyze financial statements and use managerial tools to make decisions from an investor’s and creditor’s standpoint.
Resources: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), websites such as Annual Reports (AnnualReports.com)
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Select two competing companies, one of which must be an international company, and locate annual reports for these two companies on the Internet.
Research the Walmart and Amazon on the Internet and download the Income Statement, Statement of Shareholders’ Equity, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows.
Develop a minimum 200-word examination of the following:
- Consider the ethical climate (internal or external) of Walmart and Amazon. Describe the ethical issues and impact on the stakeholders. What has been/is being done to resolve these issues? Do you agree with these methods for resolution? If not, what might you do differently?
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.
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Kimmel, P.D., Weygandt, J.J., & Kieso, D.E. (2016). Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.