Return to your company’s most recent 10-k on the SEC website. Do NOT click on “Interactive Data”, but click on “Documents”
Select the 10-k, full document (it may take a few tries, but it should be the biggest file there).
Open up the 10-k, full document, and scroll down the Table of Contents
Review the sections under “Business”, “Risk Factors”, and the “Management Discussion & Analysis”.
Minimum two Independent Sources:
Two independent outside (external to the company) resources (articles, news reports, etc.) which describe the company. If you need help with this, see me or go to the BC Librarian reference desk.
1.Discuss the following:
Using the Company’s 10-k, answer the following questions:
Describe the company’s business; what does it do?
Describe the company’s customers, what is a typical customer (consumer, business, government)?
What are the company’s strengths, as compared to its competitors? Each of your company’s has ONE competitor in the class.
What are the risk factors (name 2-3 that you feel are important)?
What growth opportunities does the company have?
What is your company’s Corporate Governance Score (see https://finance.yahoo.com/ and input your company, and then select Profile. Discuss this. Is this favorable or unfavorable?
Using your independent sources:
Summarize the external resources (articles, etc.) in a few key points (in your own words, what do the articles say?)
Then, answer the following questions:
Are the INSIDE (10-K) and OUTSIDE (articles, magazines, etc.) sources consistent? Why or why not?
Based on your analysis of both internal and external documents, do you believe the Company’s business model is economically and environmentally sustainable? Why or why not?
(NOTE: When you consider sustainability, be CREATIVE. Consider BOTH Economic Sustainability and Environmental Sustainability. Don’t just look at the Company’s business model, consider its effect on Society. For example, a company like Safeway sells affordable (“cheap”) produce. They buy it cheap and sell it cheap. However, this requires the shipping of fresh produce from long distances on federally/state maintained roads. What is the cost to Society of shipping products by truck, long distance and is this sustainable?)
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