# financial management homework set 1

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1. In your own words, identify two different stock exchanges in the United States. Describe the similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges. Identify one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.
2. Using the two stocks you identified, determine the free cash flow from 2015 and 2016. What inference can you draw from the companies’ free cash flow?
3. Using the 2017 and 2018 financial statements for both stocks, prepare two financial ratios for each of the following categories: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability ratios. You should have a total of six ratios for each stock, per year. What challenges, strengths, or weaknesses do you see? Please be articulate.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.

### Description: Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Unacceptable Fair Proficient Exemplary
1. In your own words, please identify two different stock exchanges in the United States. Describe the similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges. Identify one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 15.52 (20.7%)

Did not submit or incompletely identified two stock exchanges in the United States. Did not submit or incompletely described the similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges. Did not submit or incompletely identified one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

Points Range: 15.75 (21%) – 17.78 (23.7%)

Partially identified two stock exchanges in the United States. Partially described the similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges. Partially identified one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

Points Range: 18 (24%) – 20.02 (26.7%)

Satisfactorily identified two stock exchanges in the United States. Satisfactorily described the similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges. Satisfactorily identified one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

Points Range: 20.25 (27%) – 22.5 (30%)

Thoroughly identified two stock exchanges in the United States. Thoroughly described the similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges. Thoroughly identified one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

2. Using the two stocks you identified, determine the free cash flow from 2013 & 2014. What inference can you draw from the companies’ free cash flow?

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 13.28 (17.7%)

Did not submit or incompletely determined the free cash flow from 2013 & 2014. Did not submit or incompletely explained the inferences drawn from the companies’ free cash flow.

Points Range: 15.75 (21%) – 17.78 (23.7%)

Partially determined the free cash flow from 2013 & 2014. Partially explained the inferences drawn from the companies’ free cash flow.

Points Range: 18 (24%) – 20.02 (26.7%)

Satisfactorily determined the free cash flow from 2013 & 2014. Satisfactorily explained the inferences drawn from the companies’ free cash flow.

Points Range: 20.25 (27%) – 22.5 (30%)

Thoroughly determined the free cash flow from 2013 & 2014. Thoroughly explained the inferences drawn from the companies’ free cash flow.

3. Using the information and formulas from your textbook, please prepare two financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability ratios. You should have a total of six ratios for each stock, per year. What challenges, strengths, or weaknesses do you see? Please be articulate.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 13.28 (17.7%)

Did not submit or incompletely prepared two financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability ratios. Did not submit or incompletely explained the challenges, strengths, or weaknesses.

Points Range: 15.75 (21%) – 17.78 (23.7%)

Partially prepared two financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability ratios. Partially explained the challenges, strengths, or weaknesses.

Points Range: 18 (24%) – 20.02 (26.7%)

Satisfactorily prepared two financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability ratios. Satisfactorily explained the challenges, strengths, or weaknesses.

Points Range: 20.25 (27%) – 22.5 (30%)

Satisfactorily prepared two financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability ratios. Satisfactorily explained the challenges, strengths, or weaknesses.

4. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 4.42 (5.9%)

More than 6 errors present

Points Range: 5.25 (7%) – 5.92 (7.9%)

5-6 errors present

Points Range: 6 (8%) – 6.68 (8.9%)

3-4 errors present

Points Range: 6.75 (9%) – 7.5 (10%)

0-2 errors present

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