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Company Name: Intel Corp

Stock Symb:INTC

Finance 5103 – Financial Management

Project

Name: _________________________

Grading Rubric:

  1. Company Profile?       (10 points)
  1. Financial Analysis       (25 points)
  1. Stock valuation           (25 points)
  1. Corporate Governance? (10 points)
  1. Corporate Policy         (25 points)
  1. Writing and organization of the paper (5 points)

Total:_______________

Finance 5103 – Financial Management

Project

Company: Microsoft Corporation

James Mark

December 2013

Introduction

This report presents the financial analysis of Microsoft Corporation. The firm’s financial status is evaluated using ratio analysis and suggestions on improvement are provided. The risk and return of Microsoft common stocks are studied and the fundamental value of stock is estimated……

Company Profile

Microsoft is a high tech company providing computer software products worldwide. The firm is founded in 1975 by …….

Financial Analysis

Comparing to previous year, Microsoft’s assets have higher liquidity and also high returns (See table 1)……

Stock Analysis

Microsoft now has about 9 billion outstanding common shares. Table 2 shows that the average monthly return from Jan 2009 to Dec 2013 is 0.32% with a standard deviation of 7.21%…….

Corporate Governance

Microsoft’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Jan 1, 2014 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 8; Shareholder Rights: 5; Compensation: 3.……

Corporate Policies – Payout Policy

Microsoft as a growth firm didn’t pay dividend until 2003. Before that, the firm split stocks several times (see Table 3)…….

Conclusion

Based on the analysis presented above, Microsoft appears to have a good financial standing…….

Appendix:

Table 1: Financial Ratios

Ratio Analysis

2013

2012

Liquidity Ratios

Current Ratio

x

x

Quick Ratio

x

x

Asset Management Ratios

Inventory Turnover

x

x

Days Sales Outstanding

x

x

Fixed Assets Turnover

x

x

Total Assets Turnover

x

x

Debt Managemet Ratios

Debt Ratio

x

x

Times-interest-earned ratio

x

x

EBITDA coverage ratio

x

x

Profitability Ratios

Profit Margin

x

x

Basic Earning Power

x

x

Return on Assets

x

x

Return on Equity

x

x

Market Value Ratios

Price-to-earnings ratio

x

x

Price-to-cash flow ratio

x

x

Market-to-book ratio

x

x

 

Table 2: Stock Returns

Month

Market Level (S&P 500 Index)

Market Monthly Return

MSFT Adjusted Stock Price

MSFT Monthly Return

Dec 2013

xx

xx

24.74

-0.32%

Nov 2013

xx

xx

24.82

6.84%

Oct 2013

xx

xx

23.23

1.13%

Sep 2013

xx

xx

22.97

1.28%

Aug 2013

xx

xx

22.68

-3.90%

….

….

Mar2009

xx

xx

18.15

13.72%

Feb 2009

xx

xx

15.96

-4.89%

Jan 2009

xx

xx

16.78

-12.05%

Dec 2008

xx

xx

23.6

Average Return:

xx

xx

0.32%

Standard Deviation:

xx

xx

7.21%

Beta:

xx

Table 3: Payout History

Date

Dividends

18-Feb-03

2 : 1 Stock Split

11/19/2013

0.28

29-Mar-99

2 : 1 Stock Split

8/13/2013

0.23

23-Feb-98

2 : 1 Stock Split

5/14/2013

0.23

9-Dec-96

2 : 1 Stock Split

2/19/2013

0.23

23-May-94

2 : 1 Stock Split

11/13/2012

0.23

15-Jun-92

3 : 2 Stock Split

8/14/2012

0.2

27-Jun-91

3 : 2 Stock Split

5/15/2012

0.2

16-Apr-90

2 : 1 Stock Split

2/14/2012

0.2

21-Sep-87

2 : 1 Stock Split

11/15/2011

0.2

8/16/2011

0.16

5/17/2011

0.16

2/15/2011

0.16

11/16/2010

0.16

8/17/2010

0.13

5/18/2010

0.13

2/16/2010

0.13

11/17/2009

0.13

8/18/2009

0.13

…..

xx

Kind regards….Daniel

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