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Oct 05, 2015. Using the financial statements for Oracle Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, respectively, you will calculate and compare the financial ratios listed further down this document for the fiscal year ending 2011 and prepare your comments about the two companies’ performance based on your ratio calculations. (Please use the attached Excel Template “Course_Project_1_Assignment_Comparing_Oracle_and_Microsoft-13-1” , and proceed by plugging in your Numbers in the Red boxes, ratios should automatically be calculated) A completed worksheet profiles tab that contains a one-paragraph description regarding each company with information about their histories, what products they sell, where they are located, and so on. All 16 ratios for each company, with the supporting calculations and commentary on your worksheet ratio tab. Supporting calculations must be shown either as a formula or as text typed into a different cell. The ratios are listed further down this document. Your comments for each ratio should include more than just a definition of the ratio. You should focus on interpreting each ratio number for each company and support your comments with the numbers found in the ratios. The Summary and Conclusions worksheet tab is an overall comparison of how each company compares in terms of the major category of ratios described. A nice way to conclude is to state which company you think is the better investment and why. The Bibliography worksheet tab must contain any other information you use to profile the companies should also be cited as a reference. Here is the link for the financial statements for Oracle Corporation for the fiscal year ending 2011. First, select 2011 using the drop-down arrow labeled Year on the right-hand side of the page, and then select Annual Reports using the drop-down arrow labeled Filing Type on the left-hand side of the page. You should select the 10k dated 6/28/2011 and choose to download in PDF, Word, or Excel format. http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/investor-relations/sec/index.html Here is the link for the financial statements for Microsoft Corporation for the fiscal year ending 2011. You need to press the word Go on the left-hand side of the page. Then you should select the 10k dated 7/28/2011 and choose to download in Word or Excel format. http://www.microsoft.com/investor/SEC/default.aspx?& Required Ratios for the Project Earnings per Share of Common Stock Current Ratio Gross Profit Margin Rate of Return on Sales (Net Profit Margin) Inventory Turnover Days’ Inventory Outstanding (DIO) Accounts Receivable Turnover Days’ Sales Outstanding (DSO) Asset Turnover Rate of Return on Total Assets (ROA) Debt Ratio Times Interest Earned Ratio Dividend Yield (For the purposes of this ratio, use Yahoo Finance to look up current dividend yield and stock price; just note the date that you looked up this information.) Rate of Return on Common Stockholders’ Equity (ROE) Free Cash Flow Price/Earnings Ratio (Multiple) (For the purpose of this ratio, for Oracle, use the market price per share on May 30, 2011 and for Microsoft, use the market price per share on June 30, 2011.) ATTACHMENT PREVIEW Download attachment Project_Template_Comparing_Tootsie_Roll__Hershey_for_2012-10.xlsx Complete one paragraph profiling each company’s business including information, such as a brief history, where they are located, number of employees, the products they sell, etc. Please reference any websites you used for the Profiles on the Bibliography tab. Use this Excel spreadsheet to compute ratios; show your computations for all ratios on this tab and also include your commentary. The financial statements used to calculate these ratios are available in Appendix A and Appendix B of your textbook. Oracle Corporation Interpretation and comparison between the two companies’ ratios (reading the Appendix of Chapt…

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