Assignment Tasks:  You are required to conduct a financial


Assignment Tasks: 

  • You are required to conduct a financial statement analysis of a publicly listed company (PLC) from the following list:
  • Brick Brewing Company Limited                                            
  • Big Rock Brewery                                                        
  • Jean Coutu Group                                                      
  • Indigo Books and Music Inc.                                       
  • Magna International Inc.
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
  • Metro Inc.
  • Mitel Networks
  • Saputo Inc.
  • Second Cup Coffee Company
  • SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
  • CGI Group Inc.
  • WestJet Airlines Ltd.
  • Cineplex Inc.
  • Cara Operations Limited
  • George Weston Limited
  • Loblaws Company Limited
  • Celestica Inc.
  • Leon’s Furniture Ltd.
  • Jean Coutu Group Inc.
  • Roots Ltd.
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Air Canada
  • National Canadian Railways
  • High Liner Foods Inc.
  • Tim Hortons Inc. (uses the name Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership – uses US GAAP which I will allow for this assignment)
  • Rogers Communications
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

The analysis should be divide in the following three parts:

Part I: Knowledge of the Client’s Business and Risk Assessment (no more than 500 words)

  • You should provide an overview of the company’s business, industry it operates in, its products/service, its geographical presence and the details of the top management of the company. 

Part II: Analytical Review and Calculation of Critical Financial Ratios

  • You should conduct financial ratio calculation and interpretation for the latest year end numbers. No need to show calculations. Only the final result and its interpretation/analytical insights are required. 
  • Calculate and provide analytical insights of various ratios under liquidity ratios, profitability ratio, and solvency ratios.
  • Perform horizontal common size financial statement analysis using 2017 as the base year and provide analytical insights. 

Part III: Audit Report and Risks (no more than 800 words)

  • Go into the Annual Report and look for management’s risk analysis – most companies will assess the future business risks of their company.
  • Describe one risk facing the company that is interesting and different from all other types of companies – i.e., it is specific to its business – DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING TO DO WITH SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY AS THIS IS COMMON TO ALL COMPANIES
  • Go to the Independent Auditor’s Report and identify the auditor of the company and determine if the company receive a clean opinion?  How do you know? (2 marks)
  • Check for any related party transactions disclosed – you may need to go to the Notes to the F/S unless management has disclosed it in the MD&A (remember Chapter 3 and risk analysis) Select one related party noted and provide details on what was involved in the transaction and who the transactions were with. 

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