Accounting & Finance for Business- ARB Corp Ltd- Case Study Assignment Help
Allocate out the following stocks among all members of your team, with each member being responsible for at least one stock. Note the stock allocation on the front sheet.
ARB Corp Ltd ARB (William) thats my company
Automotive Holdings Group Ltd AHG
AP Eagers Ltd APE
Super Retail Group Ltd SUL
The assignment is divided into three case studies. Each team is required to provide an answer to each case study. Each case study is divided into several tasks, some of which must be completed individually in respect of each of the above listed companies, with each member of the team responsible for drafting an answer in respect of at least one of the listed companies above. Other tasks require the team to come together to analyse the results provided by individual group members on each of the above listed companies. Please note however, it is a group assignment so prior to submission it is the responsibility of every member of the team to confirm that they agree with the answers provided by the team in relation to all stocks. This provides a wonderful opportunity for all team members to help each other develop some analytical and interpretative skills in respect to financial analysis.
Please note also that all work is to be combined into a SINGLE well presented assignment and that only ONE assignment is to be submitted on behalf of the group into the LMS Assignment Box, which is found on the Assignment page of the eBook.
Case Study 1
Go to www.asx.com.au and look up the prices for your allocated stock in the Search field at the top right of the screen.
1. In Table 1, enter the date and last price of each stock, then calculate the market cap, current P/E, and current dividend yield for each stock based on the last price.
2. In Table 2, provide a definition explaining the information each data item provides you as a potential investor in the stock. [Provide a single agreed answer per team.]
3. Compare and contrast the current market value of each stock. [Provide a single agreed answer per team.]
Case Study 2
Go to https://au.finance.yahoo.com and obtain the closing adjusted price for each of the four stocks on the 31 st December for each year from 2009 to 2015.
[Enter the stock code in the “Search” field at the top of the screen. Click the “Historical data” tab. Adjust the time period to commence 1/1/2008. Ensure the show field is set to “Historical prices”; ensure the frequency is set to “Daily”. Click on the “Apply” button. Scroll down to find and record the December Adjusted Close Price for the last trading day of each December. You can download the data in Excel using the download data function.]
Go to https://au.finance.yahoo.com and obtain the dividends paid by each of the four stocks for each year from 2009 to 2015.
[Enter the stock code in the “Search” field at the top of the screen. Click the “Historical data” tab. Adjust the time period to commence 1/1/2008. Ensure the show field is set to “Dividends only”; ensure the frequency is set to “Daily”. Click on the “Apply” button. Scroll down to find and record the dividends paid in each relevant year. ]
1. Calculate the Holding Period Return for each company for each year from 1 st January 2010 to 31 st December 2015.
2. Estimate the Expected Return of each company based on your historical sample of returns.
3. Estimate the risk of each company based on your historical sample of returns.
4. Calculate the five-year Total Return to Shareholders of each company over the period from 31 st December 2010 (Year 0) to 31 st December 2015 (Year 5), using the following formula:
5. Compare and contrast the risk and return of each company. [Provide a single agreed answer per team.] [Marks 18]