Assignment 7 – analyzing statement of cash flows

 

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a statement of cash flows to determine the financial strengths and weaknesses of a company.

Understanding a company’s major sources and uses of cash and how cash is being used in the business through the analysis of the statement of cash flows is essential. This analysis guides financial decision making and is used to determine financial strengths and weaknesses within the company.

The accounting manager has asked you to prepare a 5-10 minute presentation for company stakeholders summarizing your analysis of the statement of cash flows and the financial strengths and weaknesses of the company.

In the Form 10-K for the company you selected, review the M&D section of the annual report and the management’s discussion of changes in the cash flows.

Create a PowerPoint presentation (5-8 slides) that summarizes your analysis and addresses the following. Include screenshot content from the statement of cash flows as needed to illustrate key findings and information.

  1. Discuss the company’s major sources of cash in each of the three sections.
  2. Discuss the company’s major uses of cash in each of the three sections.
  3. Discuss the major differences between the net income and the cash provided or used by operating activities, and explain the cause of the major difference between the two values.
  4. Summarize the financial strengths of the business and justify your analysis based on evidence in the statement of cash flows. Include discussion of whether you anticipate the company will experience continued success and explain why. Only information from the statement of cash flow should be referenced.
  5. Summarize the financial weaknesses of the business and justify your analysis based on evidence in the statement of cash flows. Include discussion of whether you anticipate the company will experience continued challenges in this area and explain why. Only information from the statement of cash flows should be referenced.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

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