Research project, Stage 1

Identify a company and industry in order to conduct a corporate valuation, including a merger and/or acquisition

Research project, Stage2

Evaluate all of the financial statements for the company, compute the company’s financial ratios (including trend and cross-sectional figures), and compare these with industrial figures. Research should include the company’s history in regard to past Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), mergers, stocks repurchases, and dividends. Calculate the company’s cost of capital.

Research project, Stage 3

Your final report will include an evaluation, a discussion, and strategy recommendation. Your company must include Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and a detailed corporate valuation. Make recommendations on the optimal capital structure for the company.