The Goals and Activities of Financial Management

Week 1 – Discussion Forum 2

Required Resources

Text

Block, S. B., Hirt, G. A., & Danielson, B. R. (2019). Foundations of financial management (17th ed.). Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com/

· Chapter 1: The Goals and Activities of Financial Management

· Chapter 2: Review of Accounting

· Chapter 3: Financial Analysis

Book

Welch, J & S (2015). The real-life MBA: Your no-bs guide to winning the game, building a team, and growing your career . Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com/

· Chapter 5: Fear of Finance…No More

Web Page

John Deere. (n.d.). Investor relations (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://investor.deere.com

· This website provides financial information about Deere & Company and will assist you in your Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows discussion forum this week. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Recommended Resources

Article

Investopedia. (2012, November 28). Analyze cash flow the easy way (Links to an external site.). Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/investopedia/2012/11/28/analyze-cash-flow-the-easy-way/#730b81d61e62

· This article provides information about cash flow and may assist you in your Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows discussion forum this week. Accessibility Statement does not exist. Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Multimedia

Accounting Videos. (2015, September 6). Business organizations (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Kk_JoEHC5KY

· This video provides details about forms of organization and may assist you in your Making Sound Investment Decisions discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Edspira. (2014, February 11). Example of a balance sheet (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/HJWX3l4u68U

· This video provides details about balance sheets and may assist you in your Week 1 Homework Problems assignment and Week 1 Quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Edspira. (2013, December 19). Free cash flow (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/F5-VsVcbmCQ

· This video provides details about free cash flow and may assist you in your Week 1 Homework Problems assignment and Week 1 Quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Edspira. (2016, October 2). How the balance sheet and income statement are connected (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Lq4zu6F9aEs

· This video provides details about connecting the balance sheet and income statement and may assist you in your Week 1 Homework Problems assignment and Week 1 Quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Edspira. (2013, July 14). The income statement, defined and explained (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/-__bUSEls5Y

· This video provides details about income statements and may assist you in your Week 1 Homework Problems assignment and Week 1 Quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Edspira. (2014, February 11). Introduction to the balance sheet (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/f89jzUybyBw

· This video provides details about balance sheets and may assist you in your Week 1 Homework Problems assignment and Week 1 Quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Edspira. (2013, July 15). Overview of the income statement (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ZI0Rya9IcN8

· This video provides details about income statements and may assist you in your Week 1 Homework Problems assignment and Week 1 Quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Farhat’s Accounting Lectures. (2014, December 6). Financial statement analysis: Common-size | Ratios | Financial Accounting | CPA exam FAR | Chp 17 (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Z9lUAxiJoK4

· This video provides details about ratio analysis and may assist you in your Week 1 Homework Problems assignment and Week 1 Quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Teeter, R. [Ryan Teeter]. (2013, February 11). Statement of cash flows explained (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Eg8rmD675XA

· This video provides details about the statement of cash flows and may assist you in your Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy

INSTRUCTION

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 3 of your textbook.

With financial literacy and skill, you will be better equipped to make wise decisions when it comes to money (either yours or your company’s). Investors review many factors before determining whether to buy stock from a company. To make a wise investment, they analyze a set of key indicators to help them decide if investing in the company’s stock might be profitable.

In this discussion,

· List the key metrics you would consider before purchasing stock in a company.

· List and explain the components of the ratios that would be the most important for you to analyze before making an investment decision.

· Explain why you selected the ratios above.

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