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Managerial Accounting 1150

Financial Statement Analysis Project

This financial analysis project will enable you to apply many of the concepts that you have covered in class. You will be assessing the financial stability and future prospects of a publicly-held company. You will be reviewing information about the company, the industry in which the company operates, and other competitors within that industry to formulate your conclusions. Please refer to the Financial Statement Analysis Project handout from your instructor that contains detailed guidelines for the project.

Company Information


These databases are available from your home or work computer with a valid College of DuPage library card.

___Hoover's Online
Provides full-text financial and organizational profiles for more than 25,000 public and private companies.

___Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Search this database for financial and investment information about major publicly-held companies..

___Business Source Complete
Read articles written by outside experts and analysts about your company. Also look at the Datamonitor reports under "Company Profiles."

___Wall Street Journal
Read the Wall Street Journal for the latest business news about your company.

Internet Sites

___Company web sites
Company web sites contain information about company goals, products, finances, and marketing strategies.

___Yahoo Finance - Historical Prices
Chart the historical price of your company.


___Value Line Investment Survey - Reference Desk
Ask for this title at the Reference Desk. It will help you discuss the future outlook of your company.


Industry Information


___Standard & Poor´s NetAdvantage
Contains excellent overviews of broad industry groups. Note the section within each industry group that explains how to analyze a company in that industry.

___Hoover's Online
Go to the "Browse Industries" section for industry overviews.

___ Business Source Complete
Enter the industry you are researching to find articles about its current status and future outlook.


___Mergent´s Industry Review - REF HG 4961 .M688
Statistical data showing how your company ranks within its industry group.

___RMA Annual Statement Studies - REF HF 5681 .B2 R6
Provides vertical analyses for various industries.

___Value Line Investment Survey - Reference Desk
Check the section on "Timely Companies in Timely Industries."

Citing Sources

Select Citing Sources on the Library web site.

Christine Kickels, Reference Librarian


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