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I need help with the ratios
the company you will be investigating is kb homesYou will also need to select two additional companies within the same industry for comparative analysis.
Briefly describe each company. Discuss the similarities and differences among the companies. Your discussion should include relative size (revenues, employees, markets, etc.) , diversity of operations, markets in which they operate, and strategic focus. Any other talking points that are stressed by analysts should also be mentioned. Also state your personal objective as a potential investor. For example, are you looking for high growth potential? High dividend payout? Ethical investment? Etc.…. Explain.
The ratios you will be analyzing for all 3 companies are as follows:
Display the ratios in a chart as follows
Investment Selection and Additional Information
Research and Discuss recent news articles about the companies that may be helpful in providing additional information about the health of the companies. (Read between the lines. Often times, articles won’t directly say how the news may affect the health of a company. You have to speculate how it may affect the company. For example, a news article reports the recall of a product. This could negatively affect sales and impact various ratios. An article might talk about a company opening new stores. This requires significant investments, may require debt financing, and this would impact various ratios as well. Furthermore, expansion could mean increased revenue, etc.) Select one article for each company that you consider to be the most significant current issue facing the company at this time (or in recent history).
Based on your ratio analysis and additional research of the companies, state which company you would invest in and why. (You can only choose one!)
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