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Australian Securities Exchange - Financial performance

1.    Select a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and collect information about its financial performance in the past Five years (from Jan 2014 to Dec 2018 inclusive). Apply your own research and perform through analysis for the company.

In particular, focus on the following questions in report

-      What is the capital structure of the company over the past 5 years?

-      Has the capital structure you identified been a static figure or a dynamic process? Why?

-      What are the major corporate actions (i.e. investment decisions, financing decisions and dividend decisions) made by the company that have affected the company’s capital structure? What are the reasons for the company to take on these actions and what are the consequences of these actions?

2.    The list of companies on the Australian Securities Exchange can be found at:  http://www.asx.com.au/asx/research/listedCompanies.do

-      Company selected: ‘BLACKMORES LIMITED (BKL)’

Mandatory requirements:

1.    A synopsis of no more than 100 words is to preface the main report

-      https://www.thestreet.com/investing/earnings/capital-structure-14971332

2.    The maximum length of the report is 5 pages. (excluding cover page, synopsis, reference list and appendices)

3.    Format should be normal margin (2.54 cm margin space for top, bottom and side), A4 sized, Times New Roman, Font size of 11, single line spacing.

4.    It must include a list of references

-      “Find the DatAnalysis Premium via Morningstar database”

-      https://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview/BKL.AX

-      https://www.marketindex.com.au/asx200

-      https://www.intelligentinvestor.com.au/shares/asx-bkl/blackmores-limited/financials

-      https://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/214832/blackmores-result-disappoints-shares-trade-down-as-much-as-35-214832.html

-      https://quotes.wsj.com/AU/XASX/BKL/financials

-      https://www.google.co.kr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj0qr3VifjkAhWKF3IKHQMVA9QQFjAEegQIBBAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackmores.com.au%2F-%2Fmedia%2Ffiles%2Finvestor-centre%2Fannual-and-half-yearly-reports%2Fblackmores-annual-report-2018_web-final.pdf%3Fla%3Den%26hash%3DD0C9F6CC732CA4F557FE8E92A24AF04B64FEABEF&usg=AOvVaw2ERq0dkrmtxLuXPZHRjPMI

-      http://www.afr.com/research-tools/BKL/capital-structure

-      www.blackmores.com.au/annual-report

-      http://www.afr.com/research-tools/BKL/capital-structure

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Guidelines

Critical Analysis (80 marks)

1.    Synopsis and introduction (5marks)

2.    Company valuation (75 marks)

a.    Historical capital structure of the company (35marks)

-      Current state of the company’s capital structure (10marks)

-      Historic trend of the capital structure (10 marks)

-      Static or dynamic process including critical analysis (15marks)

b.    Corporate actions and their impacts on capital structure (40marks)

-      Corporate actions that affect capital structure (10marks)

-      The impacts of the actions (15 marks)

-      The reasons for taking the actions (15marks)

3.    General report Quality (10marks) – language, typos, grammar and style

4.    Presentation and References – formatting, organization, structure, use of visuals such as figures/ graphs and at least, 4 references

Australian Securities Exchange - Financial performance

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