Stockholders’ Equity

Stockholders’ Equity

A. Determine how your company got its initial financial start in terms of debt (liabilities) or equity (capital). Support your response.

B. Analyze the equity section of your company’s balance sheet as compared to your company’s industry average. Rate the company’s performance

against its competitors.

C. Review your company’s dividend policy and its history. Based on the information, discuss the trends over the past year.

II. Income Measurement/Revenue Recognition

A. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) came together on a unified project to

outline the accounting principles for recognizing revenue and to develop a common revenue standard for U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Research IAS-18,

Revenue, and discuss how it would apply to your company.

B. Review your company’s revenue over the past two years. Analyze the change in revenue (increase/decrease) and give the reasons for this


C. Reflecting upon your company’s balance sheet, identify the unearned revenue accounts listed. How does your company handle the proper

accounting treatment with regard to recognizing revenue from unearned revenue accounts?

III. Income Taxes

A. If Congress voted to eliminate corporate taxes, what would be the effect on your company’s income statement and balance sheet? Defend your


B. Calculate the income tax rate for your chosen company. What effect will an increase in income of $2,000,000 have on your company?

C. What are the effects on the balance sheet and income statement? Justify your response.

D. How much did your company pay in foreign taxes last year? What percentage of its income is United States vs. foreign? IV. Leases

A. What are the differences between operating and capital leases?

B. Describe the particular leases of your company based on the liability section of your company’s balance sheet.

C. What impact have the leases had on the company’s financial statements for the most recent year?

D. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of leasing a building versus purchasing one.

V. Pensions

Address the following elements in the form of a memo to your CEO:

A. From your company’s financial information, what type of pension plan does it have? Discuss the reasons why your company has chosen this

particular plan.

B. What was the effect of the pension plan on your company’s financial statements? Defend your response.

C. Your CEO has informed you—the controller of your company—that the board of directors has made the decision to look at other options of

types of retirement plans. Investigate what other alternatives would be available, and determine which would be appropriate for your particular


VI. Statement of Changes in Financial Position

A. From the perspective of an investor, determine whether or not you would invest in your chosen company based on the company’s statement of

changes in financial position (SCFP). Support your opinion.

B. Review the company’s SCFP for any concerns that may need to be addressed. As controller of your company, prepare a memo to your CEO,

giving a summary report for possible recommendations.

VII. Report for CEO

At the most recent strategic planning meeting, the board of directors of your company has voted to issue additional stock to raise capital for major

expansions for the company in the next five years. The board is considering $5 billion. Take the most recent financial statements and prepare a set of

projected financial statements based on the given assumptions. The CEO requests that you prepare a written report (including the financial statements)

for her.

A. Generate a projected income statement based on the given scenario.

B. Analyze the impact on the income statement based on the given scenario.

C. Generate a projected statement of retained earnings based on the given scenario.

D. Analyze the impact on the statement of retained earnings based on the given scenario.

E. Generate a projected balance sheet based on the given scenario.

F. Analyze the impact on the balance sheet based on the given scenario.

G. Generate a projected cash flow statement based on the given scenario.

H. Analyze the impact on the cash flow statement based on the given scenario.

Professional Associations in Nursing

Examine the importance of professional associations in nursing. Choose a professional nursing organization that relates to your specialty area, or a specialty area in which you are interested. 

In a 750-1,000 word paper, provide a detailed overview the organization and its advantages for members. Include the following:

1.) Describe the organization and its significance to nurses in the specialty area. Include its purpose, mission, and vision. Describe the overall benefits, or “perks,” of being a member.

2.) Explain why it is important for a nurse in this specialty field to network. Discuss how this organization creates networking opportunities for nurses.

3.) Discuss how the organization keeps its members informed of health care changes and changes to practice that affect the specialty area.

4.) Discuss opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Marketing Strategies of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King

Go online and compare the marketing strategies of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King. What age group is each targeting? Why do you think about this?

There’s an old saying that, “two good marketing people can make up for one bad technology decision.” Is it a certainty that a company will lose out on new opportunities if it does not keep up with new technology?

Explain your position. Can you think of an industry segment where the technology may not play an important role?

What do you think is the greatest problem today with respect to ethical business practices on the Internet? What solution would you offer?
List the six actors in the company’s microenvironment. Next, go to the Walmart Web site, scroll down to the Investor Relations section, and click on the most recent annual report. How many of the six-microenvironment actors can you find? Briefly describe each.

Imagine you are the owner of a small children’s clothing store that specializes in upscale girl’s fashion from size 2 to 8. You have found a potential clothing line, but you are unsure whether or not the line will generate the sales needed to be profitable. Which type of research methodology (exploratory, descrip­tive, or causal) is best suited to solve your research objective. Why?  

Research Proposal: Customer Satisfaction in UK Banks

1.1 Preliminary Market Analysis

The UK banking industry has become well known over the turn of the last century for having adapted to and for having introduced innovative services to its consumers. It has done so by making use of technological developments that compliments the banking industry and by providing consumers with increased accessibility through user friendly interfaces (Data Monitor 2003). Before the global recession began to show signs of the soon to occur damage that was to take place, the UK banking industry was thriving on loans from the consumer loans sector which accounted for over half the market value that the banking industry held (Buckle and Thompson 2004). The UK banking industry enjoyed a positive global reputation before the recession.

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