Week 2 – Assignment: Assess the Components of Cash Flow Statements
Research the development, components and the analyses of the statement of cash flows. You will need to become very familiar with the statement of cash flows and the components in order to successfully respond to the questions listed below. Your analysis of cash flow should address the following points:
1. Present and describe the components of the statement of cash flows. Use illustrative numerical examples to clarify the discussion.
2. Describe the two alternative methods to develop and present the statement of cash flows.
3. Using one of the two methods, discuss how the different components of the statement of cash flows either serve to increase or decrease the cash account. Discuss what meaning this can have for the analyst.
4. Identify two Statements of cash flow for two different companies. You might find these companies within the textbook or more basically gather the information from the financial statements of two known companies by looking through their web sites (investor relations) Compare the two statements and offer insight for which of the statements seems to represent a stronger company. Discuss.
Support your paper with a minimum of five (5) external resources In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included. Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.