Financial Report Analysis
You have been randomly assigned two ASX listed companies that operate in the same industry (Company A
and Company B). See the file “Companies allocated to students” under the Assessment tab on Blackboard to
find your companies. Financial Report Analysis.
Research the financial press and other sources of available information to familiarise yourself with the industry
in which your allocated companies operate and with company specific factors that may have or will affect
either company’s performance.
Two business scenarios Company are described. Scenario 1 relates to Company A only and Scenario 2 involves
Company A and Company B. Knowledge of the industry, company specific context and their financial data will
be important inputs that inform the decision that you recommend in relation to each scenario.
Refer to assignment details on the Blackboard. Financial Report Analysis.
The criteria and standards that will be applied in the assessment of this assignment are available on
Blackboard (under the “Assessment” tab). Review the rubric before you commence work to ensure you
understand the requirements of the assessment and how it will be assessed.
You may seek guidance from lecturers, tutors or fellow students to clarify concepts or the application of
concepts to company financial statements in general. However, this assignment is to be completed on
an individual basis.
In addition, please look at the “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)” document uploaded on Blackboard,
which may have the clarifications you need.
Questions about assignment
Students are encouraged to read the UQ Student Integrity and Misconduct policy
(http://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/3.60.04-student-integrity-and-misconduct) which makes a comprehensive
statement about the University’s approach to plagiarism, including the approved use of plagiarism
detection software, the consequences of plagiarism and the principles associated with preventing
plagiarism. Financial Report Analysis.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated and students who are found to have plagiarized will receive a ZERO.
Your submitted assignment will be checked for plagiarism when you submit through Turn-it-in
Submit your work as a single PDF document. Include your student number and name as a header to the
Your written responses to Assignment tasks 1, 3 & 4 are limited to a maximum of 4 pages (Times Roman
12 point type, 1.5 line spacing and minimum, 2 cm on each margin). Any submitted text exceeding this limit
will not be assessed.
Attach the Excel table of financial ratios for Assignment Task 2 as the 5th & 6th pages of the document
(excluded from page limit).
Attach a Reference List as the 7th page of the document. All sources used must be referenced using a
consistent academic reference style (e.g. Harvard Style of referencing). See Blackboard for information on
the UQBS preferred format (Writing Guide). To reference from an annual report use the ASX Code of the
company, year of the annual report and page number, e.g. COL 2018, p23).
a) Submit the assignment electronically as a PDF to the Turn-it-in link in the course Blackboard, under the
“Assessment” tab, then under “ACCT7101 Turn-it-in Assignment Submission Folder”. Follow the
submission instructions. The title of your assignment in the “Turn-it-in Submission Page” must be the ASX
code of your assigned Company A. Do not add anything else in the title. For example, Coles Group Ltd
title would be: COL.
b) The assignment can be submitted once only. Once submitted your assignment cannot be modified and
re-submitted. However, before submitting the assignment you can test it for text matching through a draft
submission in the “Draft Turn-it-in Assignment – To Test Originality” folder……. Financial Report Analysis…..
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