Focus of the Final Paper
The student will select a company of their choosing (The Disney Corporation) and prepare a fundamental financial analysis of the firm from its published financial statements. After selecting the firm and analyzing its most recently published Annual Report (financial statements), submit an eight-to-ten page paper (excluding appendixes, cover page, abstract, and references). The report will cover each of the following broad areas that make up a fundamental analysis of the financial statements of a publicly held firm: (a) background on the firm, industry, economy, and outlook; (b) short term liquidity; (c) operating efficiency; (d) capital structure; and (e) profitability.
Writing the Final Paper
Must be eight- to ten- double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Title, reference, and any exhibits or appendices are not counted in the paper length.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must include an abstract after the title page according to APA style in the approved APA style guide.
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must include citations to references that support the assertions made in the paper.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.