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Financial Analysis - Alcoa Corp

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See Attachments - here is summary - Role Play Scenario: "The Chair and Board are excited with your proposed plan from last week. Wanting to ensure you have identified a disruptive innovation that will dramatically change your future and the marketplace, you have continued discussions with your board. You have shared your company's and competitors financials related to how you intend to afford your proposed disruptive innovation. Your board has peppered you with more questions, ideas and direction related to the financial challenges you face. Your staff has continued to research deep and wide seeking to give you all the data you may need need in order to distill it down to a few key strategic decisions and actions. The Chair has asked that you submit an Executive Brief of the financials you consider important to your short term and long term strategies as you seek to lead your company and market with your “game winning move”. Once again, you have been asked to submit this Executive Brief to your Chair for evaluation and dissemination to the rest of the board."

Capstone Project Part II: Financial Analysis (Due: Sunday, Midnight of Week 2)

 

Perform a financial analysis of your selected organization in order to determine its current financial condition and identify opportunities and threats. This analysis should accomplish two things: (1) establish a baseline for current financial performance, and (2) provide a cost/benefit analysis for the strategy (your “winning move”) you are proposing and the changes you will need to make to execute that strategy.

 

As a reminder, the purpose of this part of the Capstone Project is not for you to present an exhaustive analysis of all financial elements of the organization. The purpose is to focus on those elements which impact (and are impacted by) your plan. Approach this as a CEO, not a CFO. Where will you get the money you need to fund your initiative? What is the proposed payoff in terms of increased sales or decreased expenses? How do these stack up to key benchmarks (like IRR) against which your success will be measured? Which market related financial data impact your numbers, and strengthen your conclusions and help you defend your arguments?

 

As you analyze, derive meaning from, and present your recommendations, you will want to consider the following:

 

1.     Asset Review:

 

Cash Position, Working Capital (Current Assets vs Current Liabilities), Long Term Assets (including depreciation/condition) and Intangible Assets

 

2.     Company Structure:

 

Debt vs Equity, Liquidity, Dividend Payment, Debt Terms/Interest

 

3.     Growth:

 

Revenue Growth Trends, Net Income Growth Trends

 

4.     Profit Margins:

 

Gross Margin, Operating Margin, Net Income Margin

 

5.     Cash Flow:

 

Cash from Operations, Investing, Financing

 

 

Format

 

In keeping with the purpose of this exercise, you should attempt to present your financial analysis in an efficient way which shows that you understand what really matters. The suggested guideline is 2 pages for your analysis/recommendation. Please place any supporting documents (spreadsheets, reports, etc.) in an Appendix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Strayer University. All Rights Reserved. This document contains Strayer University Confidential and Proprietary information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of Strayer University. This course guide is subject to change based on the needs of the class.


 

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JWI 598: Executive Graduate Capstone

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RUBRICS: Capstone Project Part II

 

CRITERIA

Unsatisfactory

Low Pass

Pass

High Pass

Honors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incomplete or

Demonstrates

Properly focuses

Properly

Plus, elaborates

 

Selection of Key

no financial data

partial

on key financial

focuses on keys

on how these

 

Financial Data

is identified

understanding of

measures but

financial

key data

 

 

 

which data is

fails to fully

measures and is

compare to

 

Weight: 30%

 

most important

explain why

able to fully

those of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

these are most

explain why

competitors

 

 

 

 

pertinent to the

these are most

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic

pertinent to the

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Plan

Strategic

 

 

 

 

 

 

leadership Plan

 

 

 

Performs no

Includes minor

Correctly

Plus, includes

Plus,

 

 

 

 

financial

errors or

performs all

comprehensive

comprehensive

 

Accuracy of

calculations or

assumptions

basic financial

calculations that

forward-looking

 

Financial

makes

which do not

calculations

correctly and

calculations of

 

Calculations

substantive

materially

 

accurately

payback relative

 

 

errors

impact the

 

present the

to IRR and other

 

Weight: 40%

 

Strategic

 

financial health

established

 

 

 

Leadership Plan

 

of the

metrics

 

 

 

 

 

organization

 

 

 

No explanation

Partial

Clear

Plus, clear

Plus, compelling

 

 

of why the

explanation of

explanation of

explanation of

defense of why

 

Explanation of

financial metrics

why the financial

rationale for

what happens if

these proposed

 

Financial Impact of

selected are the

measured

selection of all

Board does not

financial

 

Key Data

most important

selected are the

financial metrics

approve of the

measures will

 

 

ones for the

most important

used in analysis

proposed

enable the

 

Weight: 30%

Strategic

ones for the

and planning

changes

organization to

 

 

Leadership Plan

Strategic

 

 

beat its

 

 

 

Leadership Plan

 

 

competitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Strayer University. All Rights Reserved. This document contains Strayer University Confidential and Proprietary information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission 


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