The objective of the financial analysis research project are to enable you to prepare and produce a comprehensive financial analysis of two publicly-traded corporation. Using the two companies (Visa and Mastercard) you will work as a team to compare these two competitors and provide a critical analysis of these two corporations financial ratios to make recommendations regarding investing in either of these companies.
For this project your team will prepare financial ratios in MS Excel using the accounting statements provided. Teams must provide the calculations for the following ratios for each company using the 2018 annual data. Calculations must be performed and submitted in an MS Excel spreadsheet.
For this project you and your team will prepare financial ratios using the accounting statements provided.
1. Your team will prepare an Excel document which provides the calculations for the ratios required for the project. The Excel document should clearly identify each company and their specific ratio calculations.
2. Your team will submit a written analysis of your findings. This final analysis should be written as a professional stock analysis of these two competitors and utilize supporting evidence in your analysis (citations and references). The final written analysis must follow APA formatting and should be no more than 15 pages (including charts and references). The analysis should include: