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BANK 3009 Corporate Valuation and Risk Management—Assignment 1
Company Analysis— guide to Assignment 1 report structure
Pick a company from the list given on the course web site. Then, locate it on Thomson One Banker.
Company background (one-half to two-thirds of a page)
o What does the company do?
o What industries is it in?
o Does it have a long-term business record?
Economic outlook for company (one-half to two-thirds of page)
o What are the prospects for the company in the short-to-medium term given the state of
o How has the global financial crisis, continuing concerns over Europe, changes in the
Chinese economy and in Australia affected the company?
Industry Overview and Issues (one page).
o How competitive is the industry?
o Does the industry face any particular challenges?
2. Company Analysis
Company problems using SWOT analysis (i.e., strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
(one-half to two-thirds of a page)
Company performance using financial ratio analysis (one page)
o Use the standard ratios that you have covered in accounting and other earlier courses in
Comparisons to competitors or the industry average (one-half to two-thirds of a page)
o How does the company compare (on the basis of ratio analysis) to its peers/competitors?
o Thomson One Banker will generate a peer set which you can easily locate (in the menu
on the left-hand side of the screen)
Summary of the outcomes/recommendations of a report by professional security analysts
(half a page)
o What is the general view of the analysts summarised on Thomson One Banker?
3. Summary/Your overall assessment of the company as a potential investment (good or bad) (half
On the basis of your initial analysis and review is the company doing well enough for you to
be interested in considering it as a potential investment?
4. References (properly done and to Harvard Style as per UniSA guidelines)
Make sure these references are there, are done correctly (Harvard style), and placed within
the body of the report. If not, the assignment gets an automatic mark of zero and you have to
resubmit for a maximum of 50 per cent.
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