Thunderbird Case

Financial Statement Analysis Identify The Industry

Case #: 
A01-07-0006
Fields: 
Accounting and control
Author(s): 
Graeme Rankine
Abstract: 

This case provides financial statement data for ten companies from ten different industries from Thomson Banker One-Analytics. Using knowledge of the industries’ financial characteristics and financial ratios, the case asks student to match each of the ten financial statement data sets to an appropriate industry. The case provides common-sized income statements (all items scaled by revenues), common-sized balance sheets (all items scaled by total assets) and selected financial ratios. All data are averaged over three years—2004-2006—to smooth out one-time items.

Teaching: 

The case has been used in the first financial accounting course in the Thunderbird MBA program (after financial ratios have been covered) to apply financial statement analysis in an interesting way. It has also been used in Executive Education programs as a short team exercise.

Industry: 
Many
Setting: 
2006
Length: 
5 pages
Source: 
Library
Published: 
2007
Subject: 
Accounting and Control