Comparing two companies financial statements from MSN Money. The two companies I chose are Home Depot and Lowe's. There is no minimum required sources other than MSN Money website. Needs to be completed in APA style. Due date is 2/28/2021 Midnight Arizona time.
Review the competing companies’ ratios provided at the MSN Money website [login to view URL] For the pair of companies selected, you will need to use each company’s stock symbol to locate the liquidity, solvency, and profitability ratios on the MSN Money website. As part of your research, you will need to identify each company’s stock symbols prior to accessing the website, as this information will not be provided to you.
Once you know each company’s stock symbol, begin by entering the appropriate company symbol in the “Quote Search” search box on the MSN Money website. Under the “Analysis” heading, use the Growth, Profitability, Price Ratios, Financial Health, Trading Statistics, and Management Effectiveness information to complete a 750-1,000 word comparison addressing the following:
Evaluate each company’s liquidity relative to its competitor, then compare both companies to the industry averages.
Evaluate each company’s solvency relative to its competitor, then compare both companies to the industry averages.
Evaluate each company’s profitability relative to its competitor, then compare both companies to the industry averages.
Note: You will be assessed on your ability to evaluate each company’s performance based on the information provided at MSN Money. You do not need to calculate the ratios for individual companies or the industry averages.