(Solution) BUSN115N Week 8 Discussion: Balance Sheets

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 14
  • Lesson
  • https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions

As discussed in Chapter 14, the balance sheet of a company can give us a snapshot of the financial health of a company at a given time. For this discussion, you will find the balance sheet of a company of your choosing. Then you will use that balance sheet to evaluate the company’s financial health.

Go to https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html and type in a company you would like to research. Find the company’s most recent quarterly report and click on “interactive data”. In the left-hand navigation choose, balance sheet.

Take a screenshot of the balance sheet or put the balance sheet into a word document to share with the class.

Using information you learned in the textbook, what observations can you make about the company’s financial health given the balance sheet?

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. You might consider looking at the balance sheet the student posted and determining if you have any conclusions not shared by the original submission or you could compare the company you analyzed to the one analyzed by your peer.


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