Author: Christine Farr


The final project for this course is the creation of a financial analysis report. 
Financial analysis involves examining historical data to gain information about the current and future financial health of a company. Financial analysis can be applied in a wide variety of situations to give business managers the information they need to make critical decisions. The ability to understand financial data is essential for any business manager
For this summative assessment, you will provide a financial analysis report for Home Depot Inc. based on the data in the case study provided (see link in prompt). You will be asked to take the topics that you have covered throughout the course and display your mathematical and conceptual mastery of them. You will conduct background calculations and provide managerial analysis for the following topics: time value of money, stock valuation, bond valuation, and capital budgeting
The project is divided into four milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Four, Six, and Seven. The final submission will be in Module Nine
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Predict the effects of the time value of money on potential investments for ensuring an effective portfolio balance between risk and return
Assess the stock valuation process as a viable financing and investment option for maximizing shareholder value
Assess the bond issuance process for its viability as a financing option for raising adequate capital
Forecast the feasibility of corporate investment opportunities by utilizing capital budgeting estimates for ensuring effective decision making
Analyze macroeconomic variables that impact corporate financial decision making for ensuring alignment with strategic objectives
Using this case study, prepare a financial analysis report for Home Depot Inc. For your calculations, use the Final Project Student Workbook, which includes tabs specific to each milestone. Be sure to include in your analysis the background calculations and managerial analysis for each of the following topics: time value of money, stock and bond valuation, and capital budgeting. Also include a discussion of macroeconomic variables that might impact the company’s financial decision making and strategic objectives. Note that while these elements may seem separate and unrelated, together they will present a well-rounded view of the company’s finances with regard to the topics.

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