In no more than one typed page, provide a statement of your decision to invest or not invest in this company's stock based on your interpretation of the company's long-term prospects (i.e., long-term viability and growth). Research this as you would if you were considering investing $2,500,000 of your own money in the stock of this company. Address the following and be sure to provide a conclusion on your decision to invest or not invest in this company's stock:
a. What are the company's future business prospects?
b. Are the company's markets expected to grow?
c. What are the company's competitive strengths and weaknesses?
d. What strategic initiatives has the company taken or plans to take in response to business opportunities and threats?
e. What is the company's earnings potential?
f. What is its recent earnings performance?
g. How sustainable are the current earnings?
h. What are the "drivers" of the company's profitability?
i. What estimates can be made about earnings growth?
j. What is the company's current financial condition?
k. What risks and rewards does the company's financing structure portray?
l. Are the company's earnings vulnerable to variability?
m. Does the company possess the financial strength to overcome a period of poor profitability? n. How does the company compare with its competitors, both domestically and globally?
o. In your opinion, what is a reasonable price for the stock?