*Mathematics*

**Finance Final Project (General Electrics)**

*Instructions: Answer each of the following 25 questions about the common stock investment. Each question is worth 4 points.*

**Presentation of Answers: ***Please number the answers 1 through 25.*

1) **Business Overview:** *What is the name of your company? What business (industry) is the common stock from? (Provide a brief description) How many employees does the corporation employ?*

2) **Basic Financial Information: **What is the ticker symbol and stock market the corporation is listed on? What is the total market cap of the company? Is the stock a large cap or a mega cap stock?

3**) Describe the capital structure of the company**. In other words, does the company have Total Debt? LT Debt? Preferred Stock? Common Stock? Etc. If so, provide the dollar amounts for each of these items.

4**) Institutional and Insider Ownership**: What are the names (companies, individuals) with the actual percentages they own for shareholders that own 5% or more of the company stock? What percentage of common stock is owned by directors and officers?

5) **Beta:** What is the beta of the stock? Is the stock more or less risky than the average stock in the market? (Assume the average stock has a beta of 1.0)

6) **Relative P/E Ratio: **How would you assess the “Relative P/E Ratio” for the past actual six years? In other words, has the stock been overvalued or undervalued? (Remember to list the six years of ratio data as part of your answer.)

7) **Timeliness rank:** What is the Timeliness rank for the stock? Please interpret this financial ranking.

8)** Safety rank**: What is the Safety rank for the stock? Please interpret this financial ranking.

9) **Technical rank:** What is the Technical rank for the stock? Please interpret this financial ranking.

10) **Company’s Financial Strength rank:** What is the Company’s Financial Strength rank for the stock? Interpret this financial ranking.

11) **Stock’s Price Stability rank:** What is the Stock’s Price Stability rank for the stock? Please interpret this financial ranking.

12) **Price Growth Persistence rank:** What is the Price Growth Persistence rank for the stock? Interpret this financial ranking.

13) **Earnings Predictability rank:** What is the Earnings Predictability rank for the stock?Interpret this financial ranking.

14) **Return on equity (shareholder equity):** How would you interpret this ratio for 2022? What is the actual return on equity (shareholder equity) for the past five years? Describe the overall trend of this financial ratio over this five-year period.

15) **Return on total capital (return on invested capital):** **How would you interpret this ratio for 2022? What is the actual return on total capital (return on invested capital) for the past five years?** Describe the overall trend of this financial ratio over this five-year period.

16) **Time Value of Money Exercise:** Take the recent price of the stock (April 5, 2022) on the Value Line Report; assume an 7.5% return, what is the expected price of the stock in 10 years? (Document the Time Value of Money calculation.)

17) You will make an initial investment of $5,000 in the stock on January 12, 2023, and your taxable income this year is $50,000 as a single taxpayer. Lookup the share price (closing price) as of January 12, 2023, for the stock at http://finance.yahoo.com

*Apply the formula:** The Initial Investment Divided by the Share Price = # of Shares Owned*

How many shares of the stock did you purchase?

Sell the stock (all the shares) on April 10, 2023, what is the total capital gain or loss on the stock in dollars based on the current tax law? What is the tax liability or tax savings on this investment? What is the net tax gain or loss on this transaction?