In a five-page paper and discuss how the SEC’s EDGAR | Search Tools improves how investors find and use financial information. In your paper,
Explain how investors can use the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) database at EDGAR | Search Tools (Links to an external site.) to research a company’s operations and financial information.
Assess the financial performance of Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) by determining the risk of investing in the company through financial statement analysis. To make the above assessment and determination, go to Amazon’s.com (Links to an external site.) official website, and locate the company’s Investor Relations link. Using the Investors Relations link, find financial information such as SEC Filings and Annual
Conclude how investors can assess Amazon’s.com financial performance and risk using Annual Reports.
Explain the content of each report listed below in detail and how it relates to your assessment of Amazon’s.com financial performance.
Form 10-K SEC filings
Management Discussion and Analysis
Management’s Responsibility for Financial Reporting
Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Selected Financial Data
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is the world’s largest electronic commerce and cloud computing company measured by revenue and market capitalization. The following items were adapted from a recent Annual Report of Amazon.com (Links to an external site.) for the year ending December 31:
1. Accounts payable $16,459
2. Accounts receivable 5,612
3. Cash 14,557
4. Cost of sales 62,752
5. Income tax expense 167
6. Interest expense 210
7. Inventories 8,299
8. Net cash provided by operating activities 6,842
9. Net cash flows used for investing activities (5,065)
10. Net sales 88,988
11. Other expense 118
12. Other income 76
13. Property, plant, and other long-term assets 16,967
14. Selling, general, and administrative expenses 26,058
15. Retained earnings (Dec. 31) 2,190
Indicate on which financial statement you would find each of the preceding items using the following notations (note: an item may appear on more than one statement):
IS Income statement
SE Statement of stockholders’ equity
BS Balance sheet
SCF Statement of cash flow
Prepare an income statement for the year ending December 31, based on the com, Inc. financial statement data shown above.
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
Must add an APA heading (Level 1 or Level 2) for each one of the topics discussed in the research paper as shown:
SEC EDGAR Database Level 1Amazon’s.com financial performance Level 1
Form 10-K SEC Filings Level 2
Annual Reports Level 2
Management Discussion and Analysis Level 2
Management’s Responsibility for Financial Reporting Level 2
Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting Level 2
Auditors’ Report Level 2
Selected Financial Data Level 2
Financial Statement Notations (IS, SE, BS, SCF) Level 1Amazon’s.com Income Statement Level 1