- Analyse and discuss its financial performance and financial position. Your analysis will be supported by appropriate and relevant ratio calculations and explanatory comments. Trends should be identified and analysed. Competitor[s] should be compared, and industry norms sourced where possible. External sources – print media, professional investment analysts, should also be cited. All workings to be presented. 45 marks
- Recommend ONE initiative the company might take in order to improve the position as shown by your analysis of the ratios. Make whatever assumptions you wish [stating them clearly] and estimate the impact on existing ratios. 20 marks
- A competitor organisation wishes to buy 15% of your company’s shares.
Estimate the value of a 15% stake, using at least two valuation methods, showing and explaining your workings, and analysing the difference/relationship between your valuations. 20 marks
- An elderly [aged 85] relative of yours has asked you whether they should invest in the company’s shares. Your relative is looking to minimise risk and maximise income. Advise them accordingly. 15 marks