Task 2 (1,500 words +/- 10%)
Prepare a report on two supermarkets for a long-term investor, who wishes to know whether supermarkets are still a good long term investment. The investor is looking for both capital growth and income from this investment.
The report should include
Calculation of ratios,
Interpretation of ratios, cash flow statement and other information researched, as you see is relevant
Demonstration of your understanding of the limitations of ratio analysis, with particular reference to information in this case and the needs of the long term investor. (Marks will NOT be awarded for general limitations of ratios, as described in accounting text books)
o Conclusion and any recommendations which include details of any further information needed, both financial and non-financial.
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SUBMISSION DATE/TIME AND METHOD:
Your report should be submitted via Studynet by 9.30m on Monday 29th February 2016. A hard copy must also be submitted at the coursework submission point at the same time. Please note that HBS will upload your report to Turnitin – there is no need for you to do this separately.
The first two pages of your submission MUST be pages 1 and 2 of the feedback sheets, included as an appendix here and separately on Studynet, with your student number completed – do not include your name.
Submission via StudyNet must be ONE Word document ONLY. Do NOT include the feedback sheets. Multiple documents cannot be uploaded to Turnitin. Please include your student number in the document title.
· All work must be typed, using double spacing,
· Font must be Times New Roman, at point 12
· Use Footers to provide student Number
· Insert page numbers
Marking Guide – marked on basis of 100%
Task 1 : Sector Research
Task 2 : Report – Marks to be awarded as below
Presentation including proper use of report format with meaningful sections
Grammar, Sentence construction, proper use of paragraphs, spelling and use of English language generally
Correct use of Harvard referencing as set out in the University Guide (CASE)
Exploration of the topic, including use of appropriate research and depth and breadth of understanding demonstrated
Quality of analysis including ratio calculations and strength and validity of conclusion
Please note that whilst presentation, grammar and referencing only account for 25% of the report content, inappropriate use of these can detract from your ability to demonstrate your understanding and can therefore have wider ranging implications for the marks you are awarded for other sections.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment
· Key analytical ratios.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment
· Critically interpret financial statements.
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