1. Microsoft Word document:
? Copy and paste key financial statements into your word document
o They do not affect page count
o You may find graphics in the SEC 10-K that illustrate topics
o These items will assist readers as they review your paper
? Identify highlights of your financial analysis, and contrast to a non-manufacturing (or manufacturing) corporation’s financial statements using your OWN WORDS.
? What did you learn about the company?
? What areas are changing and may be opportunities for cost control and improved profits
? Pricing and Sales: how are sales changing? While the SEC 10-K may not reveal details (consider competitive advantage versus required disclosure)
? As sales change, how does gross profit and net income change? What are the causes?
? Vertical analysis, comparatively, from year to year, is helpful
? Estimated length: five to seven (5-7) pages (Pages beyond 7 will NOT be read/considered for grading); single spaced
? 1 inch margins top & bottom; 1 to 1.25 inches on left & right sides
? Line spacing: single spacing with double spacing between paragraph; Section headers are good, also
? Font size: 12 CPI
? Font style: Times New Roman
? Save the file with YOUR NAME in the file name.?Example:?SteveHarveySECPaper.doc
o Failure to put your name in the file name could result in a delay in the posting of your grade.
2. Microsoft Power Point presentation:
? Imagine that you are preparing slides to make a formal presentation to the senior management team of the corporation on opportunities for the future.
? You may wish to add audio to the Power Point presentation file or provide speaker’s notes embedded into the file in the notes section.
? Prepare the following:
1. Cover slide
2. Brief description of corporation
3. Financial statement ratios you created and computed
4. Cost of goods sold calculation (state, and use assumptions, as needed)
5. Comparison of profitability of various product lines
6. Potential opportunities to control costs in particular product lines, departments, divisions, etc.
7. Recommendations for sustaining existing product(s) lines based on cost analysis
8. Recommendations for eliminating or transitioning existing product(s) lines based on cost analysis
9. Recommendations for potential market opportunities
10. Concluding thoughts
Running Head: COST ACCOUNTING
Name of Professor
This paper conducts financial and cost analysis of AT&T…