Description
**Please?note:?to?be?clear,?in?this?assignment,?I?am?representing?HTC?as?a?Financial?Analyst?about?to?partner
with?Best?Buy.?I?need?to?provide?Financial?Data?Research?with?the?underlined?questions?#1?and?#2.**
It?needs?to?be?about?one?page?long.?
SITUATION
You?are?a?financial?analyst?with?the?mythical?High?Technology?Corporation?(“HTC”).?HTC?is?an?established
manufacturer?of?a?line?of?electronic?components,?which?services?an?international?market.?HTC?is?currently?a?new
fully?integrated?wireless?communication?service?for?world?wide?use.?However,?based?on?some?serious?general
concerns?about?the?fallout?of?companies?in?the?industry?in?general,?the?CEO?has?asked?your?CFO?to?conduct?a
financial?analysis?of?BEST?BUY?to?determine?if?it?is?prudent?to?commit?to?this?company’s?communication
system.?The?cost?of?cutting?over?to?the?new?communications?system?is?significant?and?any?interruption?in?support
during?the?next?few?years?would?adversely?affect?HTC’s?performance?and?profit.?Specifically,?the?question?is:
will?BEST?BUY?be?financially?viable?over?the?next?two?to?three?years?
YOUR?SPECIFIC?ASSIGNMENT
Your?specific?assignment?is?to?research,?analyze,?and?prepare?a?report?for?the?CFO?on?the?actual?financial
performance?of?BEST?BUY?In?addition?to?reviewing?the?traditional?financial?performance?indicators,?you?are
also?to?review?BEST?BUY?S?past?and?current?stock?performance.?Your?report?includes?three?parts:
(1)?An?evaluation?of?BEST?BUY?S?financial?performance?for?the?last?year.?DuPont?analysis?and?analysis?of
significant?financial?performance?results?are?required?for?the?last?three?years.?(See?detailed?description?below)
(2)?An?evaluation?of?BEST?BUY?S?stock?performance?for?the?last?one?year.
(3)?Finally,?a?specific?recommendation,?with?supporting?rationale,?as?to?whether?or?not?BEST?BUY?S?trend?in
financial?and?stock?performance?is?of?sufficient?financial?strength?to?warrant?entering?into?a?long?term
commitment.
To?assist?you?in?your?task,?the?CFO?has?provided?the?following?general?guidance.?Since?it?is?recognized?that?the
industry?is?undergoing?a?major?contraction,?it?is?very?important?to?comparatively?evaluate?BEST?BUY?S
financial?and?stock?performance?trends?against?its?Industry.
You?may?wish?to?include?all?necessary?and?relevant?financial?performance?and?stock?information,?trends,?and
projections?in?supporting?your?recommendation.?These?factors?may?include,?financial?ratio?trends?and?industry
comparatives,?capital?spending,?stock?growth,?Beta?values,?credit?rating?service?valuations,?bond?rating
valuations,?and?management?and?investment?reports???when?these?documents?are?available.
YOUR?SPECIFIC?ASSIGNMENT
Research?and?analyze?the?following?information?for?BEST?BUY?S?
??Annual?Balance?Sheets?for?BEST?BUY?for?the?last?three?years.
??The?Income?Statements?for?BEST?BUY?for?the?last?three?years.
???Annual?reports,?10K?or?10Q??????
??Industry?norms????????????
???Analysts’?reports?on?performance
???Management?reports?or?press?releases
Using?this?information?the?students?have?to?develop?evaluation?of?the?financial?performance?for?BEST?BUY.
?1?Background?and?Industry?(one?short?paragraph).
?2?Select?of?most?significant?financial?performance?results?for?BEST?BUY:?Compare?Revenue,?net?income,
working?capital,?total?assets?for?the?last?three?years?and?other?results?of?your?choice?of?the?company?against?the
industry?or?main?competitor.?Present?the?table?with?this?information?in?your?report.?Write?about?1?page?of?the
analysis?of?these?financial?performance?results.?
The?paper?should?be?written?in?APA?style?Research?Paper?format.

 

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