BUS 650 Week 5 Comparing Capital Expenditures

BUS 650 Week 5 Comparing Capital Expenditures

BUS 650 Week 5 Comparing Capital

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Access the annual reports for your selected company for the past three
years. Next, select a company that is a direct competitor and download
the previous three years annual reports.
Research Tip: The “Mergent” database in the Library contains company
profiles and financial information for publicly traded companies and
their competitors. To access this database enter the Library and select
“Find Articles and More” in the top menu panel. Next, select “Databases
A-Z” and go to section “M” for “Mergent”. For help with using Mergent use
Mergent Online Quick Tips.
Tip: For help with reading an annual report access this handy guide from
Using the annual reports of both companies complete the following:

For each company report the amount of capital spending for the past
three years. Quantitatively determine whether the amount of capital
spending has been consistent or if it has fluctuated. Be sure to provide
the calculations used to determine your answer. Describe the capital
expenditures of each firm and the factors that impacted the companies’
debt capacity and capital structure.
Next, compare the level of capital spending across the two firms. Point
out how the spending was similar and/or different and speculate why
the similarities or differences might exist. Support your analysis with
evidence from the text, external sources, and articles/reports from the
Mergent database in the Library.

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