The final report of your Listed Company Assignment is worth 10%. The following
assessment criteria will be used to evaluate the quality of your final report for the
Listed Company Assignment:
The Assignment size would be approximately 4000 words (+/- 5%) excluding
Endnotes, references and footnotes. Please note that the size of the assignment
could be depending on information availability, analysis and types of corporation.
Please use the Harvard style referencing system for the assignment. The
referencing should be accurate and updated.
The company assignment should reflect the following things:
a) An introduction
b) Background of the company; origins; industry classification; management including
c) Investment decisions taken.
d) Sources of funds, including reference to markets, instruments and institutions used.
e) Uses of funds. Where possible comments on the matching principle could be made.
f) Analysis of the sources and uses of funds. *
g) Analysis of profit/loss/balance sheet. *
h) Share price fluctuations; market capitalisation.
i) Competitiveness in the market.
j) Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations .
*In selecting accounting ratios you should keep in mind that accountants use a wide variety
of ratios in assessing the performance of a company. Some emphasise day to day
management issues where others are concerned with the effectiveness of the financial
resources they have employed. You should keep in mind that your assignment is about
finance therefore you should emphasise things like return on assets; return on equity;
interest and dividends times covered; and EBIT and other like measures.
Kidwell, D., Brimble, M., Basu, A., Lenten, L., and Thomson, D., 2013, Financial Markets,
Institutions and Money, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons Australia, Limited.
Recommended Reading Materials
The Library has a large collection of resource materials, both texts and current journals.
Listed below are some references that will provide valuable supplementary information to
this unit. It is also recommended that you explore other sources to broaden your
Viney, C. and Phillips, O. 2015, McGrath’s Financial Institutions, Instruments, and Markets,
8th edn, McGraw-Hill, Australia
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Hunt, B., and Terry, C., 2008, Financial Institutions and Markets, 5th edition, Thomson
Business periodicals and newspapers:
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