Select a company and access the last three years annual r

Select a company and access the last three years’ annual reports.Next, select a company that is a direct competitor and download theprevious three years’ annual reports.Research Tip:  The “Mergent” database in the Ashford Librarycontains company profiles and financial information for publicly tradedcompanies and their competitors.  To access this database enter theAshford Library and select “Find Articles and More” in the top menupanel.  Next, select “Databases A-Z” and go to section “M” for“Mergent”.  For help with using Mergent use Mergent Online Quick Tips.Tip: For help with reading an annual report access this handy guide from Moneychimp (http://www.moneychimp.com/articles/financials/fundamentals.htm)Using the annual reports of both companies, complete the following in athree- to five-page paper, excluding title and reference page(s):For each company, report the amount of capital spending for the pastthree years. Quantitatively determine whether the amount of capitalspending has been consistent or if it has fluctuated. Be sure to providethe calculations used to determine your answer. Describe the capitalexpenditures of each firm and the factors that impacted the companies’debt capacities and capital structures.Next, compare the level of capital spending across the two firms. Pointout how the spending was similar and/or different and speculate why thesimilarities or differences might exist. You must use at least threescholarly sources in addition to the text. Support your comparison withevidence from the text, external sources, and articles/reports from theMergent database in the Ashford University Library.

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