Financial Accounting

Purpose of Assignment 

The purpose of this assignment is to expose you to the basic process involved in the analysis of the cash flow statement. 

Assignment Steps 

Resources: Appendix A of Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making 

Note: This is a two part assignment. 

Part 1 

Answer questions A-F in problem CT12-1 in Financial Accounting (p. 640). 

Provide an 875-word analysis of your findings. 

Include conclusions concerning the management of the company’s cash.

Part 2 

Complete a 1,050-word summary of findings and recommendations from the following questions:

  • What is the par or stated value per share of Apple’s common stock?
  • What percentage of Apple’s authorized common stock was issued at September 27, 2014?
  • How many shares of common stock were outstanding at September 28, 2013, and at September 27, 2014?
  • Calculate the payout ratio, earnings per share, and return on common stockholders’ equity for 2014. 

Use the Week 5 Excel® spreadsheet and submit with your analysis and summary.

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