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This is the division of work and deadlines we agreed upon in the Team Charter for the week 3 assignment. We selected Apple as the company. If you have any questions or concerns please alert the term as soon as possible.
Week 3-Due 2/20-Project Lead Brian
Researching Industry Financial Statistics

  1. A) Choose a Company-Apple
  2. B) ALL – Access the Plunkett Research database in the University Library by following these steps:
  1. Click on the University Library link.
  2. Click “Company Directories and Financials” under Library Resources.
  3. Click “Plunkett Research Online” under Company Directory and Financials.
  4. Review the following “HOW TO USE” videos:
  • Plunkett Research Online Overview
  • How to Export Company and Exec. Lists
  • How to Build-a-Report
  • How to Use Industry Analytics
  • How to Research an Industry
  • How to Use Company Profiles
  1. Click “Research A Company.”
  2. Select a company (i.e. Walmart) and input into the Search Box.
  3. Scroll through the search results to choose the correct company.
  4. Click the link to the company profile (in blue).

1)  Review the Company Profile and answer the following questions in Microsoft® Word:

  • What is the Ticker Symbol for the company you have selected?
  • When was the company established?
  • How many employees does it have?
  • What is the NAICS Code?
  • Who is the CEO?
  • Where does the company rank in terms of Total Revenue when compared to its competitors?
  • Where does the company rank in terms of Net Income when compared to its competitors?
  • Where does the company rank in terms of Return on Assets when compared to its competitors?
  • What is the Revenue in 2014 and 2015?
  • What was the Gross Margin in 2014 and 2015?
  • What was the Earnings per Share in 2014 and 2015?

Save the Company Profile as a PDF document.
 Compare the 2015 Company Financials to the Industry Averages and export the results into a Microsoft® Excel® document.
Add a new column in your Microsoft® Excel® document titled “Change” and calculate the difference between the company’s 2015 financial results and the industry averages. Michelle deadline Saturday 2/18
Explain in 1,050 words:
2)  How the company you selected compares to the industry averages in terms of financial profitability, liquidity and solvency, Jonathan Deadline Saturday 2/18
3) and why the difference is important. – Brian deadline Sunday 2/19 Noon
Also responsible for editing final draft, running the finished document the grammar and plagiarism checker, posting the turnitin report, and final documents for the team — Brian deadline Monday 2/20 midnight
4) Also review the financial statements over the last three years, and discuss any positive and negative trends would you report to the company’s management.  Joe deadline Saturday 2/18

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