# Make a 5-year trend analysis for each company, using 2011 as the base

Evaluate the financial opportunity presented by the companies. If you were a creditor, which company would you be more likely to lend money to? Defend your decision.

Research global implications for the international company selected. How might changing environmental factors affect organizational choices?

Consider the ethical climate (internal or external) of your chosen companies. Describe the ethical issues and impact on the stakeholders. What has been/is being done to resolve these issues? Do you agree with these methods for resolution? If not, what might you do differently?

Make a 5-year trend analysis for each company, using 2011 as the base year, of:

· Net sales.

· Net income. Discuss the significance of the trend results.

Compute for 2015 and 2014 the:

· Debt to assets ratio.

Samsung (2015) = 0.2606, (2014) = 0.2705

Microsoft (2015) = 0.5456, (2014) = 0.4792

· Times interest earned. How would you evaluate each company’s solvency?

Samsung (2015) = 46.77, (2014) = 48.01

Microsoft (2015) = 24.70, (2014) = 47.60

Samsung has a higher solvency ratio, meaning that it has a higher probability of meeting its debt obligations unlike Microsoft which has a lower solvency ratio for both years.

Compute for 2015 and 2014 the:

· Profit margin.