Critically reflect on the importance of selecting the right projects in which to invest capital. Do we always select those projects that have the highest return on investment? What other factors play into capital budgeting decisions?
We also looked at dividend policy. What incentive is there for a company to pay dividends? What signals does dividend policy provide to investors?
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.
Assignments Select a company and access the last three years annual reports. Next, select a company that is a direct competitor and download the previous three years annual reports.
Research Tip: The “Mergent” database in the Ashford Library contains company profiles and financial information for publicly traded companies and their competitors. To access this database enter the Ashford Library and select “Find Articles and More” in the top menu panel. Next, select “Databases A-Z” and go to section “M” for “Mergent”. For help with using Mergent use Mergent Online Quick Tips.