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This assignment involves (1) Using e-Val or any other model you are familiar with to prepare a financial forecast for COSTCO, and, (2) Preparing a written analysis of the financial forecast.
The analysis needs to include:
1.Explanation of Growth Rates- Include an explanation about growth rate projections for the company. (Note: it is difficult to justify long-term growth rates that exceed the growth rate of the economy.)
2.Explanation of All Other Assumptions- Include an explanation of all other assumptions related to future operating performance including costs, margins, efficiency, capitalization, etc. Note: All assumptions used in the forecast need to be explained in the written analysis.
3.Explanation and Interpretation of Projected Financial Statements- Explanation and interpretation of the projected financial statements and discounted free cash flows to include pro forma financial statements (income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows).
4.Explanation and Interpretation of Overall Forecast Results- Examination and interpretation of the overall forecast results and the projected financial ratio analysis.
The discussion portion of the analysis should be three to five pages in length, double spaced, and should employ APA style and format for reference citations. Supporting data (e.g., figures, tables, etc.) and references should be submitted limited to four separate attachments in an appendix after the written portion of the paper.
The paper should begin with a short introduction and then proceed to examine the four topics outlined in the previous section.
The subheadings used in the paper should be:
2. Explanation of Growth Rates
3. Explanation of All Other Assumptions
4. Explanation and Interpretation of Projected Financial Statements.
5. Explanation an Interpretation of Overall Forecast Results & Financial Ratios
Completeness of analysis:The analysis must demonstrate a solid understanding of forecasting and analysis. All assumptions used in preparing the projections of the company need to be thoroughly explained.
Organization:The paper should be well-organized and follow a logical pattern of analysis and discussion.