Your Course ProjectFinancial Statement Analysis Project — A Comparative Analysis of Kohl’s Corporation and J.C. Penney CorporationBelow is the link for the financial statements for Kohl’s Corporation for the 2010 fiscal year ending January 29, 2011. Under the term Groupings Filter, change the term All Forms to Annual Filings using the drop-down arrow and press Search. You shouldthen scroll down and select the 10k dated 3/18/2011and choose to download in Word or PDF format. http://www.kohlscorporation.com/InvestorRelations/sec-filings.htmBelow is the link for the financial statements for J.C. Penney Corporation for the 2010 fiscal year ending January 29, 2011.Under the term Groupings Filter, change the term All Forms to Annual Filings using the drop-down arrow and press Search. You should then scroll down and select the 10k dated 3/29/2011 and choose to download in Word format. http://ir.jcpenney.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=70528&p=irol-secA sample Project template is available for download in Doc Sharing. The sample project compares the ratio performance of Tootsie Roll and Hershey using the 2009 financial statements of Tootsie Roll and Hershey provided in Appendix A and Appendix B of your textbook. DescriptionThis course contains a course project where you will be required to submit one draft of the Project at the end of Week 5 and the final completed Project at the end of Week 7. Using the financial statements for Kohl’s Corporation and J.C. Penney Corporation, respectively, you will calculate and compare the financial ratios listed further down this documentfor the fiscal year ending 2010 and prepare your comments about the liquidity, solvency and profitability of the two companies based on your ratio calculationsRequired Ratios for Final Project Submission1)Earnings per Share 2)Current Ratio 3)Gross Profit Rate 4)Profit Margin Ratio 5)Inventory Turnover Ratio 6)Days in Inventory 7)Receivables Turnover Ratio8)Average Collection Period 9)Asset Turnover Ratio 10)Return on Assets Ratio 11)Debt to Total Assets Ratio 12)Times Interest Earned Ratio13)Payout ratio14)Return on Common Stockholders’ Equity Ratio15)Free Cash Flow16)Current Cash Debt Coverage Ratio 17)Cash Debt Coverage Ratio18)Price/Earnings Ratio [For the purpose of this ratio, for both Kohl’s and J.C. Penney, use the market price per share on January 31, 2011]The Excel files uploaded in the dropboxes should not include any unnecessary numbers or information (such as previous years’ ratios, ratios that were not specifically asked for in the project, etc.).Please upload your final submission to the Week 7 Dropbox by the Sunday ending Week 7.For the Draft:Create an Excel spreadsheet or use the Project template to show your computations for the first 12 ratios listed above. The more you can complete regarding the other requirements the closer you will be to completion when Week 7 arrives. Supporting calculations must be shown either as a formula or as text typed into a different cell.

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