Part Two: Final Project Week 5: Relationships and Financial Performance; Company Investment Analysis; Final Report and Presentation of Findings
Part One: Corporate Governance
Click here to visit Southwest Airlines Investor Relations. (http://southwest.investorroom.com/)
Review the information the company has provided including the company profile, corporate government guidelines and policies, news and events, financials, and investor resources.
1. Identify what Southwest Airlines sought to accomplish for its stakeholders. 2. Evaluate Southwest Airlines’ actions with respect to employees and customers. 3. Assess Southwest Airlines’ achievements in the area of corporate governance. 4. Have the actions and initiatives undertaken by Southwest Airlines made in a positive impact on its profitability? Explain with specific examples and financial data. Cite your sources using APA format.
1. What is the relationship between your companies and their respective employees and investors? How do these relationships affect financial performance? Are there any issues outstanding for your companies? Provide a rationale for your assessment. 2. Compare and contrast your two companies using the financial statements for the two firms and the accumulated data and analysis completed so far. If you were going to make an investment in one of the two companies, which one would you select? Why? Explain your answer and include financial and nonfinancial reasons for your conclusion.
3. Prepare a comprehensive final report that summarizes your research and analysis of the two companies you selected for your Final Project over all weeks of this course. Use good form and cite all sources in APA format. 4. Create a 10-15 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that summarizes your findings and conclusions for your Final Project over the past five weeks.
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