Prepare comparative analysis on income statement
Course:- Accounting Basics
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1. Apply to actual companies the basic knowledge and analytical techniques learned from our course.

2. Prepare vertical common-size financial statements, horizontal common-size financial statements, and various profitability and risk ratios.

3. Compare the calculated results with competitors and across different years.

4. Summarize the analyses and make investment recommendations.

You will be analyzing the following firms:

a. Fluor Corp.

b. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.The required tasks are detailed below:

(1) Prepare vertical (as well as horizontal) common-size balance sheets and income statements for both companies. Note: Compute for the most recent THREE years.

(2) Prepare comparative analysis on income statement and balance sheet for both companies. You should compute for the most recent THREE years.

(3) Prepare ratio analyses (for the same THREE year time period) for both companies. At least, you should include the following ratios in your computations: (1) current ratio, (2) acid-test ratio, (3) receivables turnover, (4) inventory turnover, (5) asset turnover, (6) profit margin on sales, (7) rate of return on assets, (8) rate of return on common stock equity, (9) earnings per share, (10) payout ratio, (11) debt to total assets ratio, (12) times interest earned, (13) cash debt coverage ratio, and (14) book value per share.

(4) Comment on the analytical results of the two companies. Your comments should concentrate on the trends across the companies. In addition to contrasting the ratios between the companies, you should interpret the numbers and make suggestions as to why the ratio of one company might be higher/lower than the other.

(5) Write a conclusive summary on the firms you have studied. Based upon your conclusions, recommend the better performing firm for potential investment. Your conclusions should be based upon, and specifically reference, the analyses prepared in this report.

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The main objective of this report is to do financial analysis of Fluor Corp (FLC) and Jacob Engineering group (JEG) using various financial analysis tools such as vertical and horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, trend analysis etc. These analyses are important to compare the financial dynamics of the two companies so as to suggest and recommend the investors regarding best investment opportunity.

Analysis- FLC & JEG

In this section financial analysis of Fluor Corp (FLC) and Jacob Engineering group (JEG) will be done using various financial analysis tools such as vertical and horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, and trend analysis. The detailed analysis along with comparison is covered in proceeding sections:-

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