### Analyse a set of financial statements

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##### Reference no: EM1342965 , Length: 1500 Words

Format: You are required to submit a report detailing your calculations and your analysis.

You are required to select two companies listed below and obtain its financial statements for last 3 years.

1. Tesco
2. Sainsbury
3. Next plc
4. Debenhams plc

Calculate the following Ratios for each of the 3 years, using formulae provided in the class.

• Profitability,
• Liquidity
• All calculations and formulae used must be identified

Analyse the financial performance of the two companies based on your calculations , identifying and  discussing weaknesses of ratios analysis.

Your analysis must contain an introduction, a recommendation how these areas can be improved in the future, and a conclusion detailing the results of your analysis.

• Calculations/ formulae Demonstration of calculations
• Format, referencing, bibliography, use of tables/charts Structured analytical report with supporting referencing where required
• Performance Analysis Relevance, Clear demonstration of understanding and applied in context
• Introduction, recommendation and conclusion Demonstration of clear understanding of the issues.

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