Critically discuss two recent developments in the international financial environment appear to have impacted on your chosen company’s recent performance and development
You are required to prepare/submit a report discussing the following:
Choose a Multinational Enterprise (MNE) listed on an internationally recognised Stock Exchange (including for example, London, Dublin, New York or Paris).
You are required to:
a. Critically discuss two recent developments in the international financial environment appear to have impacted on your chosen company’s recent performance and development. Analyse how these two developments are likely to impact on the company in the near future. (14 marks)
b. Discuss the following key elements of the MNE’s international financial and/or risk management strategy (and how they appear to have affected the financial performance of your chosen company):
- Sources of finance
- Dividend policy (14 marks)
c. With reference to your chosen Multinational Enterprise (and using the most recent annual report published), analyse the financial performance (in terms of profitability, liquidity, efficiency and investment) of the company in the two most recent consecutive financial periods (e.g. 2019/20 or 2020/21, ) using 8 different accounting ratios (prior year comparative figures will be available in the annual report). (32 marks)
(i) You may advise your tutor of your chosen multinational enterprise;
(ii) It is advisable to choose your multinational enterprise and download the most recent annual report – this will facilitate your preparation and allow you to effectively participate in weekly class activities;
(iii) Submission time/date for completed assignment is 11:59pm, on Wednesday 5th December 2021.
(iv) The word limit is 2,500 words (maximum) excluding charts and graphs but including all appendices. This assignment assesses learning outcomes 1-4.
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