Ratio analysis

1. Research Paper – Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios represent a way of avoiding problems involved when comparing companies of different sizes. These ratios assist in comparing and investigating the relationships between different pieces of financial information. From the text (Fundamental of corporation finance tenth edition), you have read about several types of financial ratios As you write your paper, you will be in the role of an analyst who is attempting to put ratio analysis into a context which helps explain a certain aspect of this concept.
Upon completion of this research paper, you will demonstrate your ability to:
Demonstrate a fundamental understand of financial statement analysis.
Appropriately use basic ratio tools to interpret and evaluate financial statements.
If you have any questions as you are developing this paper.

Research Paper:
After you have completed the readings for chapter 3 in this module and reviewed chapter 2 from the previous module, you should be ready for this assignment. Begin by choosing a topic area in ratio analysis that appeals to your desired learning objectives or career goals. The topic area is: Discuss the Caterpillar ratio.

To receive full credit, for Research Paper:
This research paper should be 3 pages in length and it should analyze an aspect of ratio analysis from the readings and your research. You are to use standard APA formatting as required by Excelsior College. Be sure to apply the proper terms and concepts from your readings as you are writing this paper.