Comparing Capital Expenditures*** Original Work ,Plagiarism report MUST be attached. Each part labeled and answered in complete paragraph form, paragraphs consists of 5 completes sentences***If you have any questions feel free to ask** Graduate level work** Pls follow all directions and instructions!!!! 3 scholarly resources ARE required
Select a company and access the last three years’ annual reports.
Next, select a company that is a direct competitor and download the
previous three years’ annual reports.
Research Tip: The “Mergent” database in the Ashford
Library contains company profiles and financial information for
publicly traded companies and their competitors. To access this
database enter the Ashford Library and select “Find Articles and More”
in the top menu panel. Next, select “Databases A-Z” and go to section
“M” for “Mergent”. For help with using Mergent use Mergent Online Quick Tips.
Tip: For help with reading an annual report access this handy guide from Money Chimp (http://www.moneychimp.com/articles/financials/fundamentals.htm)
Using the annual reports of both companies, complete the
following in a three- to five-page paper, excluding title and reference
For each company, report the amount of capital spending for
the past three years. Quantitatively determine whether the amount of
capital spending has been consistent or if it has fluctuated. Be sure to
provide the calculations used to determine your answer. Describe the
capital expenditures of each firm and the factors that impacted the
companies’ debt capacities and capital structures.
Next, compare the level of capital spending across the two
firms. Point out how the spending was similar and/or different and
speculate why the similarities or differences might exist. You must use
at least three scholarly sources in addition to the text. Support your
comparison with evidence from the text, external sources, and
articles/reports from the Mergent database in the Ashford University
Format the paper according to the APA 6th edition style guide as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Be sure to properly cite your resources using APA style.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.