You have decided to invest in a retail chain. You will need to refer to the November 2008 financial pages to decide which company to buy shares in.(choose ASDA)
You will then follow the performance of your company and shares over the next 3 years:
2009, 2010 and 2011.
You are required to write a report on the performance of your shares. Your report should include the following:
An explanation of why you chose that company. This should include some analysis of the financial pages and the company accounts for 2008. You may include other aspects such as ethical issues if you wish. 6 marks
How many shares your investment bought. 2 marks
How much you have earned in dividends in total over the 3 years. 6 marks
The value of your investment at the end of the 3 years. 4 marks
A ratio analysis and comparison with one of the other teams’ company to decide if you are going to continue investing in your company, sell your shares or reinvest in the other company. Use your analysis to explain your decision.
10 marks for calculations, 12 marks for analysis
You must show all your figures, company accounts, ratio formula and calculations in numbered appendices at the end of the report.
You should make reference to the relevant appendix in the report. For example “appendix 1.1 shows that the yield increased from ….. to…..”. or “the yield increased from …. to …… (appendix 1.1)”.
Number style for appendices is of your own choosing but must be logical.
Graphs may be shown in the body of the report.
The report should be no more than 1000 words.
Any web sites, texts or articles etc that you use must be fully referenced in the usual way.
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