PRU company balance sheet analysis

| December 5, 2017

PRU
–Prudential Financial

SECTION
2: BALANCE SHEET ANALYSIS

1. Using elements listed on
your company’s balance sheet,
prepare a common size balance sheet using the following format. (Vertical
Analysis Chapter 5)

COMPANY

Account

Current
Year

%

Prior
Year

‘ %

2. Using elements listed on your company’s balance sheet calculate the increase or decrease in dollars and
percent between the years using the following format. (Year to Year Change
Analysis Chapter 5)

COMPANY

Account

Current
Year

Prior
Year

+/- $

%

3. Using elements listed on
your company’s balance sheet
calculate the ratios and amounts using two years prior as the base year (100%)
using the following format. Your answers should all be in percentages
(Horizontal Analysis Chapter 5).

COMPANY

Account

Current
Year/Base

Prior
Year/Base

4. In thoughtful,
well-organized paragraphs comment on changes you see in the balance sheet with
regards to the company over the two-year
period.

Among the items to consider:

a.
Comment on any significant
changes in the company in assets and liabilities.
b.
Comment on any significant
changes in the company in the composition of current assets and current
liabilities.
c.
Which assets in the company
have the most significant investment?
d.
Is the company financed
primarily with debt or equity?
e.
Is the debt primarily short-term
or long-term?

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