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Write in 100 to 200 words an explanation of the three tools of financial statement analysis and the function of each. Examine PepsiCo, Inc.â€™s Consolidated Balance Sheet on p. A6 in Appendix A of Financial Accounting, especially its Current Assets, Current Liabilities, and Total Assets for years 2005 and 2004. Calculate the following for PepsiCo, Inc. and show your work: â€¢ The Current Ratio for 2005 â€¢ The Current Ratio for 2004 â€¢ Two measures of vertical analysisâ€”for example, compute the current assets divided by total assets for each year, and express your result as a percentage â€¢ Two measures of horizontal analysisâ€”for example, compute the total change in assets by percentage, by dividing current assets in 2005 by current assets in 2004. Compute a similar percentage for current liabilities Examine The Coca-Cola Companyâ€™s Consolidated Balance sheet on p. B2 in Appendix B of Financial Accounting, especially its Current Assets, Current Liabilities, and Total Assets for years 2005 and 2004. Calculate the following for Coca-Cola and show your work: â€¢ The Current Ratio for 2005 â€¢ The Current Ratio for 2004 â€¢ Two measures of vertical analysisâ€”for example, compute the current assets divided by total assets for each year, and express your result as a percentage â€¢ Two measures of horizontal analysisâ€”for example, compute the total change in assets by percentage, by dividing current assets in 2005 by current assets in 2004. Compute a similar percentage for current liabilities Post your explanation and calculations.

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