Question

Presented here are selected data from the 10-K reports of four companies for their 2011 fiscal years. The four companies, in alphabetical order, are:
Advanced Micro Devices, a company that manufactures semiconductors.
AT&T, Inc., a large telecommunications company.
Deere & Company, a company that manufactures heavy equipment for construction and farming.
Pizer, Inc., a pharmaceutical company.
The data for the companies, presented in the order of the amount of their sales in millions of dollars, are as follows:


Required
a. Divide the class into groups of four or five students per group and then organize the groups into four sections. Assign Task 1 to the first section of groups, Task 2 to the second section, Task 3 to the third section, and Task 4 to the fourth section.
Group Tasks
(1) Assume that you represent AT&T. Identify the set of financial data (Column A, B, C, or D) that relates to your company.
(2) Assume that you represent Advanced Micro Devices. Identify the set of financial data (Column A, B, C, or D) that relates to your company.
(3) Assume that you represent Deere & Co. Identify the set of financial data (Column A, B, C, or D) that relates to your company.
(4) Assume that you represent Pfizer. Identify the set of financial data (Column A, B, C, or D) that relates to your company.
b. Select a representative from each section. Have the representative explain the rationale for the group’s selection. The explanation should include a set of ratios that support the group’sconclusion.


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