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BA5002 Business Research and Decision Making Reassessment coursework tasks Summer 2018 Resubmission Date: 30th July 2018 (Accounting Part) This Coursework contributes 30% to the Overall Module Mark...

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BA5002 Business Research and Decision Making

Reassessment coursework tasks

Summer 2018

Resubmission Date: 30th July 2018 (Accounting Part)

This Coursework contributes 30% to the Overall Module Mark

Student Name:

Student Number:

Coursework Assignment Brief

Module Code:

BA5002

Module Title:

BUSINESS RESEARCH AND DECISION MAKING

COURSEWORK TYPE

ANALYSIS OF A SET OF TWO UKCOMPANIES REPORT AND ACCOUNTS

Level:

Level 5 –YR 2

OVERALL MARKS AWARDED FOR MODULE

30%

SEMINAT/WORKSHOP TUTOR

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Format:

You are required to submit a report detailing your calculations and your analysis and interpretation – TWO NAMED UK RETAIL COMPANIES – TESCO AND MARKS & SPENCER

HAND IN

Students are expected to Submit their Assignments on TurnitIn which will be available on WebLearn

Any special requirements:

All work must be typed properly, using words/excel where relevant.

Word Limit:

Between 1000 and 1200

Deadline date for submission:

30th of July 2018

Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment:

Analyse a set of financial statements including Income Statement, Statement of Financial Position and Statement cash flows where possible to BASIC LEVEL

Assessment criteria:

(guidelines – suggested –under FOUR MAIN HEADINGS)

Explanatory comments on the assessment criteria

See below the University Grading Scheme

Calculations/ formulae/interpretations

Demonstration of calculations/interpretations –WARNING: It must be your own WRITTEN WORK – NO plagiarism will be tolerated.

50%

Format, referencing, bibliography, use of tables/charts

Structured analytical report with supporting referencing where required

20%

Performance Analysis

Relevance, Clear demonstration of understanding and applied in context

15 %

Introduction, recommendation and conclusion

Demonstration of clear understanding of the issues.

15 %

Assessment Task

You are required to obtain the following two companies latest final reports and accounts compare their financial statements for the last two 2 years.

  1. Tesco XXXXXXXXXXplc

  1. Marks & Spencer PLC

Calculate the following Ratios for each company for each of the 2 years, using formulae provided in the class – this may vary – BUT BE CONSISTENT in your approach. Where ratios are already given in a company annual report, comment appropriately (showing which ratios you are commenting on)

  • Profitability,
  • Liquidity
  • Working XXXXXXXXXXcapital ratios(receivables, payables, stock turnover ratios)
  • Brief XXXXXXXXXXcomments Cash flow statement
  • All XXXXXXXXXXcalculations and formulae used must be identified

Analyse the financial performance of the two companies based on your calculations, identifying and discussing weaknesses of ratios analysis briefly.

Your analysis must contain an introduction, a recommendation how these areas can be improved in the future, and a conclusion detailing the results of your analysis. COMMENT BRIEFLY ON THESE ISSUES, DO NOT SPEND TIME COMMENTING ON IRRELEVANT ISSUES.


University Grading Scheme for Undergraduate Programmes: 2017/18

Marking criteria

Letter grade

Mark recorded

Work showing evidence of:

Work which fulfils all the criteria of the grade below, but at anexceptional standard.

A+

95

Work showing evidence of:
Work ofdistinguishedquality which is based on a rigorous and detailed knowledge base, including major theories of the discipline(s) and awareness of the variety of ideas, contexts and frameworks and wider implications. Work will demonstrate sustained ability to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and interpret concepts, principles and data within field of study in a considered manner, as well as to develop convincing arguments and judgements appropriate to the field of study/ assessment task. There will be strong evidence of competence across a range of specialised skills using them to plan, develop and evaluate problem solving strategies, to challenge received opinion and develop own judgements. Clear evidence of capability to operate autonomously and self-evaluate in situations of varying complexity and predictability, but within defined guidelines will be demonstrated. Outputs will be communicated effectively, accurately and reliably.

A

85

Work showing evidence of:
Work ofvery goodquality which displays most but not all of the criteria for the grade above.

A-

75

Work showing evidence of:
Work of highly commendable quality which clearly fulfils the criteria for the grade below, but shows agreater degree of capabilityin relevant intellectual/subject/key skills.

B+

67

Work showing evidence of:
Work ofcommendablequality based on a strong detailed knowledge base for the field of study, including an assured grasp of concepts, principles and major theories, together with effective deployment of skills relevant to the discipline and assessment task. There will be evidence of considered analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application, and the ability to work effectively with minimum direction to meet defined objectives and develop own judgements. There will be consistent evidence of capability in all relevant subject based and key skills, including the ability to self-evaluate and work autonomously with minimal direction to use effectively a range of techniques in situations of varying complexity and predictability.

B

63

Work showing evidence of:
Work which clearly fulfils all the criteria of the grade below, but shows agreater degree of capabilityin relevant intellectual/subject/key skills. Some understanding which goes beyond average but lower than

C+

57

Work showing evidence of:
Work ofsoundquality based on a firm factual/ conceptual knowledge base for the field of study, including a good grasp of relevant theories, together with the ability to organise and communicate effectively. The work may be rather standard and limited in its theoretical grasp, but will be mostly accurate and provide some evidence of the ability to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply standard methods/techniques, with minimal guidance. There will be no serious omissions or inaccuracies. There will be good evidence of ability to take responsibility for own learning, some capability to challenge received opinion and form own judgements. Evidence of the ability to operate with increased autonomy in situations of varying complexity and predictability, selecting and applying appropriate techniques will be demonstrated within limits. There will be competence in relevant key skills. Some average understanding of the issues required by the assignment.

C

53

Work showing evidence of:
Work ofsatisfactoryquality demonstrating a reliable knowledge base and evidence of developed key skills and/or subject based skills, but still containing limited evidence of analysis, synthesis, evaluation or application, or of appropriate detail or skill application. Some lower level understanding above the basic level

D+

47

Work showing evidence of:
Work ofbare passstandard demonstrating some familiarity with and grasp of a factual/conceptual and theoretical knowledge base for the field of study, together with evidence of some ability to employ specialist skills to solve problems required by the assignment, but only just meeting threshold standards in areas like evaluation and interpretation of the information, reasoning and soundness of judgment, communication, application, or quality of outputs. Work may be characterised by some significant errors, omissions, limitations or problems Some basic understanding of a minimum pass standard.

D

43

Work showing evidence of:
Work thatfalls well short of the threshold standardsin relation to one or more area of knowledge, intellectual, subject based or key skills. It may address the assessment task to some extent, or include evidence of successful engagement with some of the subject matter, but such satisfactory characteristics will be clearly outweighed by major deficiencies across remaining areas. Some understanding but not enough to attain a minimum pass mark.

E

37

Work showing evidence of:
Work ofpoor qualitywhich is based on only minimal understanding, application or effort. It will offer only very limited evidence of familiarity with knowledge or skills appropriate to the field of study or task and/or demonstrate inadequate capability in key skills essential to the task concerned.. Only of little understanding of the issues at stake in the assignment

F

23

Fail (non-submission)

NS

0

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Solution

Akansha answered on Jul 14 2020
148 Votes
Tesco and Spencer        
Tesco and Spencer        1
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Contents
INTRODUCTION    2
ACCOUNTING RATIOS OF THE TESCO PLC    2
WEAKNESS OF ACCOUNTING RATIOS:    6
RECOMMENDATION    6
CONCLUSION    7
REFERENCES    8
INTRODUCTION
The given report will highlight the latest financial and ratio analysis of the Tesco Plc and Mark and Spencer company along with a
ief analysis of the cash flow statement of both companies.
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Tesco Plc is one of the leading and largest retailer in U.K along with it is the fourth largest retailer worldwide. The company has been successfully operating its 2300 stores worldwide, and around 1900 stores are cu
ently running in the United Kingdom. The company was set up in 1919 by Jack Cohen, and the prestigious name was first displayed on a shop in the main streets of the London.
Mark and Spencer is the leading retailer in foods, clothing and homeware appliances in U.K. The company commitment to service, value, quality and innovation is the major contributor to their higher achievement as a leading retailer in the United Kingdom.
The report will include the appropriate analysis along with a recommendation on how both companies can remove the hurdles in accomplishing their desired goals. /-*95
ACCOUNTING RATIOS OF THE TESCO PLC
1. Profitability ratios:
· Return on capital employed:
ROCE = Operating profit (Profit before interest and tax)/ Ordinary share capital + reserves+ long-term bo
owing * 100
According to the above figure, The performance of the Tesco Plc in terms of return on capital employed is improving because the ROC was above the ideal value that is 10% but in 2013, the operating profit decreased by 52% which is increased by 120% in 2014. The profit ratio of the Mark and Spencer is continuously increased by 30% in 2013 and 2014. The M&S has also outperformed in terms of net profit margin,     Comment by Grammarly: Deleted:s    Comment by Grammarly: Deleted:s
· Asset Turnover ratio:
Assets turnover ratios generally depict that how profitable a particular company is in terms of its assets which includes both cu
ent assets and liquid assets. To measure the efficiency of the company, it is crucial to convert the all assets into the available profits.     Comment by Grammarly: Deleted:s
Asset Turnover ratio= Revenue / (Share capital + long-term bo
owing+ reserves)
According to the above figure, Assets turnover ratio of the Tesco Plc is continuously increasing.
· Net profit Percentage:
This ratio signifies the net profit of the company as the number of percentage turnovers. It is the overall profit margin after all relevant expenses and sales have been deducted.
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Net Profit ratio: Net profit / Revenue* 100
According to the above figure, the average growth of the Tesco Plc was 27.93% which was against the negative growth of 1.37% in total profit margin.
2. Liquidity ratios:
· Cu
ent ratio
= Cu
ent Assets/ Cu
ent liabilities
This ratio generally measures the capability of a company to pay its cu
ent...
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