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You the Consumer
How does competition amongst companies affect you in your daily life (personal and or professional)? Provide a real-world experience that might apply. For instance, consider how you recently chose between at least two products or services offered from rival companies.
What factors made you decide to purchase one over the other? How do these companies compete?
Do Numbers Lie? The Other Side of Financial Statement Analysis
If you were to enter the banking industry you may find yourself approving or not approving loans. The following is a good example of a common event you may encounter.
Company X is looking for a $100,000 to purchase new equipment. The finance manager for Company X recently presented financial reports. Upon further analysis of the statements you, the banker, noted some window dressing of the financial statement. In this case it seems Company X will delay payments to vendors in order to make their cash position look higher.
- Do you see this practice as a matter of ethical and or legal concern?
- Do you think most all companies “window dress” their data?
Please explain your decision to approve or disapprove Company x’s loan.