You are a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company and you must present an analysis of the financial data to the executives.
Select a publicly traded company in the same industry as the company you work for or one that you would like to work. (The company I work for is in the Manufacturing Industry)
Locate the company’s annual report and any other available data (e.g. units manufactured, revenue, etc.) that is available for the last 5 years.
Use one of the company’s historical data sets to calculate the standard deviation of the selected data for the last 5 years.
Discuss what the standard deviation means.
Analyze data using variance and standard deviation.
Create a 10-slide MicrosoftÂ® PowerPointÂ® presentation including detailed speaker notes in which you include the following:
- Graph the company’s selected financial data.
- Explain the role of standard deviation in financial analysis.
- Explain any other uses for standard deviation in a business setting.