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Individual Assignment: Comparative Analysis Problem: Amazon.com, Inc. vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the inventory section of two companies using basic comparative analysis, and to interpret the data to gain insight about the company's inventory management.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making

Write a 1,050-word comparative analysis using the financial statements of Amazon.com, Inc. presented in Appendix D, and the financial statements for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., presented in Appendix E, including the following:

  • Compute these 2014 values for each company based on the information in the financial statements:
    • Inventory turnover (Use cost of sales and inventories)
    • Days of inventory
  • Conclusions concerning the management of the inventory can you draw from this data. 

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Individual Assignment: Comparative Analysis Problem: Amazon.com, Inc. vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the inventory section of two companies using basic comparative analysis, and to interpret the data to gain insight about the company’s inventory management.

Resources Required

 

Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making.

Grading Guide

 

Content

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Comments:

Write a comparative analysis using the financial statements of Amazon.com, Inc. presented in Appendix D, and the financial statements for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., presented in Appendix E.

 

 

 

 

Included the 2014 values based on the following:

  • Inventory turnover (Use cost of sales and inventories)
  • Days of inventory

 

 

 

 

 

Included conclusions concerning the management of the inventory.

 

 

 

 

The analysis was 1,050 words in length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Available

Total Earned

 

 

 

6

#/6

 

 

 

 

Writing Guidelines

Met

Partially Met

Not Met

Comments:

The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.

 

 

 

 

Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.

 

 

 

 

Paragraph and sentence transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

 

 

 

 

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

 

 

 

 

Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Available

Total Earned

 

 

 

3

#/3

 

 

 

 

Assignment Total

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9

#/9

 

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