sec 10 k

 

this is a 2 part assignment

   

you can do it like we always do. you look at it and tell me what you think and the amount.

   

i did this last sem in acct 220 using another company. if you need an idea

   

my company i am using for this assignment is Macys. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/794367/000119312511082813/d10k.htm

   

the prsentation is do this sunday 04/21-20.00

 

the paper is do 04/28

 

SEC 10-K Paper

Selecting Your Company

Access the most recent SEC 10-K filing of a publicly traded company that has inventory and accounts receivable. The company must sell a tangible product, so do not select hotels, financial services, or other service-oriented businesses. In addition you company should be headquartered in the United States to avoid any currency translation or IFRS issues. Post the name of your company in the SEC 10-K conference for approval. You must select a company that has not been previously selected by another student.

Accessing and Reading the SEC 10-K for Your Company

Access the most recent SEC 10-K filing for your company by using the

EDGAR database on the SEC website

or your company’s website under Investor Relations (or a title similar). If you’ve never used the EDGAR database before, the SEC provides a guide on how to use the database:

Researching Public Companies Through EDGAR: A Guide for Investors

. In addition, the SEC provides a very useful guide named

How to Read an SEC 10-K Report

that you should read before beginning your project. If you’d like a PDF of the guide, you can download it from

here

.

Topical Requirements

Specific topics that you should address in your paper include the following:

· Brief description of company;

· Major competitors;

· Brief summary of current events affecting the company;

· Vertical Analysis of the Balance Sheet

(Income Statement is optional);

· Horizontal Analysis of the Income Statement

(Balance Sheet is optional);

· Analysis of the Statement of Cash Flows

including operating, investing, and financing activities sections; and

· Financial ratios, computation, and interpretation (see Illustration 18-27 on pages 843 and 844 of the textbook for a list of ratios to compute and interpret);

If you’re an overachiever, you can include more topics than the ones above.

Formatting and Citation Requirements

The paper should be two to three pages in length, single-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides and 12-point font-size. Use headings for each section of your paper, and use a 12-point font size. Use these subheadings to organize your paper:

· Company Description and Major Competitors

· Current Events Summary

· Vertical Analysis of the Balance Sheet
· Horizontal Analysis of the Income Statement
· Analysis of the Statement of Cash Flows

· Ratio Analysis

Do not copy and paste material from the 10-K because doing so would be considered plagiarism. Avoid issues of academic dishonesty by citing all of your sources in a works cited list, which should include the web address for your SEC 10-K. Your works cited list should also include our textbook. You must use

APA style

for in-text citations and your works cited list.

The UMUC Library has a good

website with citation resources

and APA citation examples. Two additional resources are the online tutorial,

The Basics of APA Style Tutorial

and the

APA Style resources by the Purdue Online Writing Lab

.

Due Date and Submission

Name your paper “Last Name, First Name (SEC) ” and submit it as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to the WebTycho Assignment folder by Sunday, April 28 at 11:00 p.m. eastern time. (If you save your paper as a PDF, it will have “ ” as the file extension, i.e., “Last Name, First Name (SEC) ”. Likewise, if you’re using a new version of Microsoft Word, the file extension will be “ x”, i.e., “Last Name, First Name (SEC) x”.)

SEC 10-K PowerPoint Presentation

Topical Requirements

Your PowerPoint presentation should summarize your paper and include tables, graphs, and/or charts of the following:

· Vertical Analysis of the Balance Sheet (Income Statement is optional);

· Horizontal Analysis of the Income Statement (Balance Sheet is optional);

· Analysis of the Statement of Cash Flows including operating, investing, and financing activities sections; and

· Financial ratios, computations, explanations, and interpretations.

Formatting Requirements

Your presentation should be between six to ten slides in length not including a cover slide and a works cited slide. Do not copy and paste your paper onto the SEC 10-K presentation slides. This will be very difficult to read, so use bullets points to summarize your paper instead.

Rough Draft Due Date and Submission

Name your rough draft “Last Name, First Name (draft).ppt” and post it to the SEC 10-K Conference for review by your classmates by Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 p.m. eastern time. Provide feedback to at least one classmate. If you see that some classmates have not received any feedback, be a friend and take the initiative to offer them some comments.

Final Draft Due Date and Submission

Name your final draft “Last Name, First Name (final).ppt” and post it to the SEC 10-K discussion conference and to the WebTycho Assignment folder by Sunday, April 28 at 11:00 p.m. eastern time. Post comments for at least one other classmate. (If you’re using a new version of Microsoft PowerPoint, the file extension will be “.pptx”, i.e., “Last Name, First Name (SEC).pptx”.)

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