Business and Management
Business and Managemen
You are to answer these questions regarding the company Novartis (https://www.google.com/finance?q=nyse:nvs), you are to use google finance and business research databases such as S&P and Moody's

These are the questions-

(3+) Standardize 3-5 years of your firm’s Income statement

2. (2+) Do a vertical analysis of the standardized income statements. Comment on any unusual observations you see in these common size statements

3. (2+) Do a horizontal analysis of the standardized income statements. Comment on any unusual observations you see in these common size statements

4. (2+) Get the industry (or a competitor’s) data and compare your firm to the industry with a panel data analysis of the standardized income statements. Comment on any unusual observations you see in these common size statements

5. (3+) Standardize 3-5 years of your firm’s Balance Sheet

6. (2+) Do a vertical analysis of the standardized balance sheets. Comment on any unusual observations you see in these common size statements

7. (2+) Do a horizontal analysis of the standardized balance sheets. Comment on any unusual observations you see in these common size statements

8. (2+) Get the industry (or a competitor’s) data and compare your firm to the industry with a panel data analysis of the standardized balance sheets. Comment on any unusual observations you see in these common size statements

4. (4+) Calculate 3-5 years of your firm’s Current Ratio; comment on the value and trend

5. (4+) Calculate 3-5 years of your firm’s Total Debt Ratio; comment on the value and trend

6. (8+) Calculate 3-5 years of two of your firm’s Efficiency Ratios; comment on the value and trend

7. (8+) Calculate 3-5 years of two of your firm’s Profit Ratios; comment on the value and trend

8. (4+) Calculate 3-5 years of your firm’s Sustainable Growth Ratio; comment on the value and trend

9. (4+) Find 3-5 years for one of your firm’s Risk Ratios; comment on the value and trend

10. (2+) Name and describe any one of the 12 “problems” in analyzing your firm’s financial statements