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—- FINANCIAL RESEARCH PROJECT ——- about Under Armour 

Concourse | FINC 330 5125 Business Finance

This report should be about 10 double-spaced typewritten pages (without tables and graphs).

Concourse | FINC 330 5125 Business Finance 

The
Research Report must be posted to the LEO Student Assignments as a
Attachments are limited to a maximum two files in doc, docx., xls.
xlsx., or rtf. formats. OTHER FORMATS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, will not be
reviewed and graded. 

If these formats are not available, use the following option: 

File
– Save As – in the bottom of the window for saving file you see “save
as type” – choose type Rich Text Format for doc. file, and previous
option of Excel for Excel file. 

Pdf. files will not be accepted and graded.
All works must be Word processed. Handwritten and scanned work will not be accepted and graded. 

This
Written Assignment is valued at 20% of your final course grade. This
report will require (1) financial data research, (2) the application of a
wide range of financial theories, and (3) quantitative analysis to
prepare a professionally-sound and supported recommendation. The report
will be evaluated based on the following three factors: 

-30%—-The quality of the supporting research and references.

–50%—-The
analysis of the data, presented in the report. The student demonstrates
understanding and application of economic concepts and formulas. 

–20%—-The presentation approach, professionalism, logic and persuasiveness of your recommendation 

about Under Armour 

I SITUATION: OBJECTIVE 

The
specific objective of this graded written research exercise is to
prepare an “executive level financial report” to the Chief Financial
Officer (CFO) of a mythical company in which you are employed as a
financial analyst. This report will pertain to the financial evaluation
of a real, publicly-traded, company (Under Armour). It will require
independent research (web-based or library), careful financial analysis,
and the proper application of key financial theories and formulas.

The company Under Armour. that is to be analyzed for this project is Under Armour.

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. A
competitive technical and economic product evaluation has determined
that THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY
SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) (a real publicly-traded company) is the best
potential candidate for a long-term commitment. THE COMPANY (COMPANY
SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) is offering a competitively favorable deal.
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 THE COMPANY (COMPANY SELECTED BY
INSTRUCTOR) 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 THE COMPANY 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 THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE
ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). In addition
to reviewing the traditional financial performance indicators, you are
also to review THE COMPANY’S past and current stock performance. Your
report includes three parts: 

(1) An evaluation of THE COMPANY’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) 

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  1. (2)  An evaluation of THE COMPANY’S stock performance for the last one year. 
  2. (3)  Finally, a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not THE COMPANY’S 

recent
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 THE
COMPANY’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. 

REPORT REQUIREMENTS
YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT
Research
and analyze the following information for THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY
INSTRUCTOR). –Annual Balance Sheets for THE COMPANY for the last three
years.
–The Income Statements for THE COMPANY 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 THE COMPANY. (Totally 85% of the assignment
grade) 

-1—Background and Industry (one short paragraph). 

-2—Select
of most significant financial performance results for the company:
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. (15% of the project grade) 

-3—Find financial
ratios for the company and its major competitor in the Internet. Write
about 1-2 pages of analysis of the ratio results you received. (15% of
the project grade). Compare the ratio results against the industry or
main competitor. 

-4- Evaluate Return on Equity for the company
for the last three years using the DuPont analysis. (10% of the project
grade). Compare the company’s results to a major competitor. 

Taking
the information from the Income statements and the Balance sheets,
calculate the company’s return on equity using the DuPont technique for
the company for three years. Show your calculation! 

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Write
about 1 page of analysis of the results that you received. Compare the
results to main competitor. If the management of the company would like
to improve their return on equity, what should the management of these
companies do? 

-5- Evaluate other areas of financial analysis:
capital spending, stock growth, Beta values, credit rating service
valuations (if possible), bond rating valuations (if possible), etc.
Make an overall conclusion about financial performance of the company
during the last years. Compare the results that you received against the
industry or main competitor. Summarize the results that you received in
1 page. What are the firm’s financial strengths and weaknesses? (10% of
the project grade) 

-6- Collect and evaluate the data about stock
performance of the assigned company’s for the last one year. Compare
the results that you received against the industry or main competitor. 

Write about 1-2 pages of analysis of the ratio results you received. (20% of the project grade). 

-7-
Develop a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to
whether or not the assigned company’s recent trend in financial and
stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant
entering into a long-term commitment (about 1 page) (15% of the project
grade) 

PRESENTATION OF PAPER AND WRITING (15%) of the project grade): 

-Organization,
Format and Presentation of Paper including the Title page,
Introduction, Body, and Summary (4% of the project grade) 

Use of Tables, Figures and Other Graphics to Summarize and Support Analysis Presented in the Paper (3% of the project grade) 

Logical and Smooth Flowing Transitions and Relationships Among Sections of the Written Report (3% of the project grade) 

Research Sources and Significance of Research Information and Data, Use of APA Citation Methodology (5% of the project grade) 

Your
final report is to be an executive-level financial report, directed to
the CFO. This report should be about 8 double-spaced typewritten pages
(without tables and graphs). Include suitable comparative, quantitative
and qualitative analyses and conclude with a specific and supported
recommendation on the projected financial viability of THE COMPANY THAT
IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) for
the next several years. 

Essential research data, financial
calculations and other documentation as necessary to support your
recommendation should be referred to in summary form in your report and
attached in detail as enclosures. All major sources should be
referenced. There is no set limit to the size of the enclosures, but it
is recommended that only essential enclosures be attached. You should
use references and bibliography to identify any remaining supporting
documents you wish to include. 

The Individual Research Report
must be posted to the D2L Student Assignments as a Attachments are
limited to a maximum two files in doc, docx., xls. xlsx., or rtf.
formats. OTHER FORMATS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, will not be reviewed and
graded.

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