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Finance Term Project Description

Finance Term Project Description

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Term Project for the course Financial Accounting for MBA at IBA, Dhaka University, DU. This was a tough assignment.
Term Project for the course Financial Accounting for MBA at IBA, Dhaka University, DU. This was a tough assignment.

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IBA, Dhaka University
MBA ProgramFebruary-June: 2007Financial Management
Project Outline
What is this project?
  This project provides an opportunity to get some hands-on experienceapplying financial management theory and models to real firms.
How is the project structured?
- This is a group project. However, inter group discussion and idea sharingis very much encouraged. The group size should not exceed five.- Each group has been assigned five companies listed at Dhaka StockExchange (DSE) to analyze.- Each group will be responsible for doing the entire analysis for thecompany that it has been assigned.- The project contains some questions arranged in different sections. Useyour group effort to find the answer to the questions.
How to prepare the project?
- Answer to the questions straightforward. Include the supportingcalculations and documents in the Appendix section. In the main text, giveproper reference to the related appendix.
What type of information is required?
- You just need five year’s annual report and some web-searching.
How to submit the project?
- The project should be submitted on the due date announced.
- Submit the project part and the supporting documents in hard copy.Submit the annual report separately.
How will the project be graded?
- This is a grading project. There will be penalty if the student fails todefend the project.- Each student will be graded individually. After submission of the project,each group will present their findings in the class.
I. Corporate Goal
1.What is the corporate goal of your firm? Do you think the goal of the firm is well-defined? If the goal of the firm is not stated anywhere in the annual report then what doyou think the goal of this firm should be?2.What is your comment regarding the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of thefirm? Is anything stated about the CSR in the annual report?
II. Valuation
3.What is the book value of the firm?4.What is the market value of the firm?5.What is the last five years’ dividend pattern of the firm? What is the dividend growthpattern? Considering the average growth rate, and assuming the future dividend willgrow at this average rate, find out the value of the common stock (assume cost of equity as 14%).6.Compute average dividend of last five years. Assuming the dividends in future willremain same as the average dividend, and there will be no growth of dividend, computethe value of common stock (assume cost of equity as 14%).
III. Financial Statements, and Analysis
7.What are the financial statements the firm had included in the annual report?8.Do you think the annual report of the firm is standardized? Why do you think so?9.Analyze the firm’s financial condition of the recent year and compare with those of the previous year using the ratios like (a) liquidity, (b) activity, (c) debt, (d) profitability,and (e) market.10.Prepare a Du Pont Analysis for the firm. If you want to increase the ROE what maybe your course of actions? Suggest specific actions.
IV. Operating and Financial Leverage

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