Choose two (2) publicly traded companies in the same industry. I recommend you choose an industry that interests you. Provide me with paper copies of the financial statements (balance sheets and income statements) used, as well as the data source for the analysis. You may use a spreadsheet program or perform manual calculations. A presentation will be included with the data. Show formulas (data plugged into the formula) and the final result for full credit.
1. 3 year trend: 5 items for 3 years for each company
2. Common size statements. 1 common size income statement and 1 common size balance sheet for each company (5 accounts min IS & 10 accounts min for BS).
3. The same 5 financial ratios for each company (one year only required). They should be meaningful for your companies and include one ratio from each of the five categories of ratios in chapter 19.