FINA6000: Managing Finance

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Subject Code and Name FINA6000: Managing Finance
Assessment Assessment 3 – Case Analysis
Individual/Group Individual
Length (1500 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes b) Analyse financial information and evaluate financial
performance of a business.
c) Apply time value of money to the valuation of a variety of
cash flows, securities and projects leading to sound
investment and financing decisions.
d) Analyse risk and return associated with investments.
e) Apply various capital budgeting techniques to investment
decision making. Apply various capital budgeting methods in
investment decision making within a business
f) Analyse the cost of capital and explore its link to the capital
structure of an organisation.
g) Analyse working capital and payout policies and their
impact on the liquidity position of a business.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 5.2 (Week 10)
Weighting 25%
Total Marks 100 marks

The ability to analyse financial performance of companies, calculating costs of capital and valuing
stocks (shares) is fundamental to investors and investment advisors. Financial managers are also
interested in knowing the value of their companies’ stocks as the primary goal of a firm is the
maximisation of shareholder value. Given the background of the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic
and the reaction of the stock markets globally, it is pertinent to involve students in an exercise that
allows them to carry out fundamental analysis of stocks using the corporate finance knowledge.
This assessment focuses on two economies, Australia and Singapore, small open industriliased
economies and it concentrates on the top 30 companies by market capitalisation that are listed on
the countries’ securities exchanges.

Testing the students’ ability to perform financial statement analysis in order to evaluate
historical financial performance of companies.

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Determining the capital structures of companies in similar sectors but in two different
countries and explaining why they could be differences in capital structure.