Instructions: Do not combine topics. Answer each number/letter separately. All answers must be at least five (5) sentences. Label each answer individually. Include any references.
1) “Analysis of Financial Statements”
Use the Internet to research instances when a company’s financial ratios did not align with those of other firms that operate within the same industry. Determine why it is sometimes misleading to compare a company’s financial ratios with those of other firms that operate within the same industry. Support your response with one (1) example from your research.
2) “Analyzing Business Crimes”
Using the Internet, identify a real example of an internet crime (see attached) that was alleged to have been committed. Next, explain why the conduct at issue could be viewed as constituting one of those specific business crimes. Lastly, construct a counterargument that supports that the issue may not be classified as a business crime. Provide support for your response.
3) “Growing Honest Tea”
Review the following documents:
-Honest Tea’s business plan for 1999 (attached).
-A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis based on Honest Teas’ business plan (attached).
Suppose Honest Tea has hired you as a consultant to evaluate the completeness of their strategy for future growth. Base your evaluation on the provided SWOT analysis. Provide a rationale for your response.