As a financial analyst, you have been asked to assist in taking a decision whether to invest in a specific firm or not based on the financial analysis you undertake. Project details This assignment provides an opportunity to get some practical experience applying corporate finance principles to real firms. In the process, you will get a chance to • Evaluate the firm possession by calculating firm's financial ratios. • Compare at least two years financial ratios (internal comparison). Compare firms financial ratios with another company in the same industry (external analysis) • Take the decision to invest in this company or not based on the analysis. The firm The firm should be listed in the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). All firms are accepted except from firms in the financial services industry. Objectives of Assessment Project: • Develop critical and analytical skills relating to the topic areas addressed in the course. • Develop various research synthesizing skills. • Communicate clearly and effectively. Assessment Guide: • The assignment is to be done individually. • The assignment is to be presented as a business report which includes an Executive Summary of no more than 200 words. Your analysis should provide the support for your recommendations. • The report should use size 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing. • The report is limited to 2000 words, any report longer than this will be penalized. The financial statements that have been used for financial analysis should be attached to the report. • The assessment criteria are attached. The report should be submitted on 14/03/2020, late submission will cause losing 10% of the grade. Guidelines for the Analysis 1. Firm in formation Provide information about the company for introduction (establishment, industry, competitors….) 2. Firm Analysis • calculate all the ratios for the company showing the steps as introduced in the course under the four categories (profitability, liquidity, asset utilization and debt utilization). Use 2 years analysis and a competitive company’s ratio analysis. Analyze the calculated ratios. Use internal and external comparison 2. Decision Making • Make a decision whether to invest in this company or in the competitive company. Discuss the reasons that lead you to take the decision.