Accounting Information System

Topics: Citation, Financial statements, Annual report Pages: 3 (608 words) Published: October 16, 2013
ACCT 2127
ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS
SEMESTER 2, 2013
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT – Blackmores Ltd

Overview
You are required to undertake an analysis of the financial health and management practices of Blackmores Limited (Blackmores). The analysis is to be based primarily on 2012 Annual Report of the corporation and any other information you deem relevant e.g. newspaper and journal articles etc. This will require you to search for articles on Blackmores.

Background

We will discuss and complete exercises using Blackmores’ annual report in seminars during weeks 4 -7 of the semester. Please ensure you bring a copy of the annual report (soft or hard copies) to these seminars.

Blackmores Limited is a public company and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

http://www.blackmores.com.au/about-blackmores/company-information

Before commencing this assignment, I strongly suggest that you read the company profile (you can access it from the url above).

The annual reports for Blackmores Ltd can be downloaded from http://www.blackmores.com.au/about-blackmores/investors-centre/annual-reports As the annual reports are long, I suggest you do not print out hard copies, instead save a soft copy (and save your money and trees). Please refer to the seminar schedule in the course guide and note the weeks you are required to bring the annual reports to your seminar.

You will need access to the 2012 and 2011 annual reports for this assignment and for the related class folio exercises of the semester. Assignment

Due Date: Friday 13th September 2013 5 pm via Blackboard

Length: The total report should be a maximum of 3000 words (Approximately 1000 words per question)

Submission: Please refer to Blackboard for detailed instructions on submitting this assignment.

Required:

Provide a written report based on the following:

1. Analysis of the financial ratios of Blackmores for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. You will have...
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