Assignment – Understanding Financial Statements

| October 3, 2018

Assignment
– Understanding Financial Statements

Length:
2000 words

Individual Component
All
listed companies are required to prepare annual reports and lodge these with
the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange).
While this is a legal requirement internally management of the company
use information prepared by accountants on a regular basis to make a range of
operational, strategic and management decisions. Additionally investors and
potential investors also use the information provided in annual reports.
Both
management and investors use a range of interpretive techniques to make
assessments and draw conclusions about a company.

Required
a)
Referring
to the 2012 and 2013 annual reports of Australian
Vintage available at the link below,.australianvintage.com.au/Investors/AnnualReports.aspx”>http://www.australianvintage.com.au/Investors/AnnualReports.aspx complete the
following:

b)
Apply
TWO of the interpretive techniques to
analyse the financial data contained in the financial statements (40% weightage)

c)
Discuss
and draw conclusions about the company’s profitability, liquidity and gearing (40% weightage)

d)
Critique
the usefulness of publically available financial information contained in the
annual report of a company from the perspective of a potential investor (20% weightage)

Structure of the
Report
Executive
summary
Table
of contents
Introduction
Body
Conclusion
References
(At least 15 APA Style)
Appendix
[consisting of all relevant calculations (two
interpretive techniques)]

Your
report must include as an appendix details of all calculations completed as
part of the interpretive techniques applied to reach your conclusions, the
primary focus is not the actual calculations rather your ability to apply and
interpret the results within a business context, referring to comparisons and
benchmarks, as appropriate.
NOTE: Please make
sure there is no plagiarism at all. The report is done in accordance to the Annual
reports of Australian Vintage 2012
and 2013. All the four parts of required section are done properly. APPENDIX
should show all the calculations it’s very important. Please make sure a proper
university level report is done, references are done correctly and lastly again
please no plagiarism should be there.

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