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Identify and explain three (3) major strategic goals that the company should attain based on its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines.

Instructions and Case Background
Note: Before starting work on Project I, you must carefully read the Project 1 rubric.
You are requested to complete Project 1 in the role of a recent business degree graduate, newly hired by Silver Airways. Your manager has requested your assistance in conducting a SWOT analysis and developing the goals and objectives for a strategic plan. The strategic plan is necessitated by Silver Airways’ CEO requesting an assessment of the airline’s ability to continue to grow and the subsequent steps it needs to take to make that happen.
You will use the course materials for Weeks 1 – 3 and your research findings based on Silver Airways’ links below. This information will allow you to analyze the current state of Silver Airways to determine its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
You will complete a SWOT table identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats you identified for Silver Airlines. Based on your SWOT table, you will then develop and explain your goals and their related objectives.
Your manager has informed you of the following facts: Florida-based Silver Airways recently announced its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines, headquartered in Puerto Rico. Expanding its flight routes within the Caribbean makes the company the highest volume airline to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. In addition to its Bahamas and Caribbean flights, Silver Airways serves the southeast and a few northeast states.
Your manager has provided you with the links found below and indicated that route expansion, a new fleet of aircraft, and the acquisition of Seaborne Airlines should be considerations in your analysis. Of course, the focus of your analysis is Silver Airways and not Seaborne Airlines.
Your analysis, SWOT table, goals, and objectives must be supported by a logical and well-reasoned evaluation of the facts ascertained from the course materials and links provided.
Research Links
Silver Airways
Seaborne Airlines
Silver Airways-Seaborne Airways Acquisition
Silver Airways Announces Major Strategic Growth Developments and New Leadership
You may do additional research related to Silver Airways to enhance your SWOT analysis, SWOT Table, and goals and objectives.
Note: Your report must be based on the results of your own research. This means that you will research and draw your own conclusions, which must be supported by your independent research and the course materials. You are precluded from using any existing SWOT analysis, SWOT Table, and goals and objectives ascertained from anyone else’s source material (e.g., internet sites, for-pay websites, existing documents, video resources, and the like). A zero will be earned for not doing your own analysis.
How to Set Up the Paper
Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double spaced. Use 12-point font. The final product will be 5-6 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. Write clearly and concisely.
Create an APA compliant title page that provides the paper’s title, date, name, course number, section number, and instructor’s name.
Use all of the following centered Bolded and left-justified Bolded headings in the same order they appear in completing your project.
Introduction
Write an Introduction paragraph. The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of the paper and will describe to the reader the intent of the paper, explaining the main points covered in the paper. This intent should be understood before reading the remainder of the paper so the reader knows exactly what is being covered in the paper. The introduction is often written after the paper is completed. (Use in-text citations as required.)
SWOT Table
Using the research from the websites provided and any additional research, complete a SWOT Table for Silver Airways using the format below.
Provide a minimum of three strengths, three weaknesses, three opportunities, and three threats. See the grading rubric for specifics and further guidance.
Provide an in-text citation for each item presented in the SWOT Table.
Strengths
Weaknesses

Opportunities
Threats

SWOT Analysis: Silver Airways
Write a paragraph explanation for each quadrant (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) on the SWOT Table that explains each item in each quadrant (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats). Support your reasoning. Remember, there must be a minimum of three items in each quadrant. Be certain to label each of the paragraphs Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, or Threats and make it clear to the reader which item within each of those headings is being discussed. (Use headings below and in-text citations as required.)
Strengths Explanations Paragraph
Weaknesses Explanations Paragraph
Opportunities Explanations Paragraph
Threats Explanations Paragraph
Goals and Objectives
You will now begin to build the framework for the Strategic Plan to be developed. Identify and explain three (3) major strategic goals that the company should attain based on its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines. Each strategic goal will be one sentence, followed by an explanation of the importance of each goal. (Use in-text citations as required.)
For each strategic goal, provide at least two one-sentence objectives to support each strategic goal. The relationship of each objective to its strategic goal must be demonstrated. (Use in-text citation as required.)
The assignment rubric displays how the assignment is graded and how to earn additional credit for various paper sections.
Make sure to use the research and course materials to support your analysis.
STUDENTS: The format and framework for your goals and objectives must be as follows:
STRATEGIC GOAL 1: Must be written as a one-sentence goal. The goal must be followed by a brief explanation of the goal’s significance. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 1: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 2: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
STRATEGIC GOAL 2: Must be written as a one-sentence goal. The goal must be followed by a brief explanation of the significance of that goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 1: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 2: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
STRATEGIC GOAL 3: Must be written as a one-sentence goal. The goal must be followed by a very brief explanation of the significance of that goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 1: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Objective 2: Must be written as a one-sentence objective. The objective must be followed by a brief explanation of support for that objective, as it relates to its goal. (Use in-text citations and references as appropriate.)
Conclusion
Create a concluding paragraph. The conclusion paragraph highlights the major findings covered in the paper.
References
Use the checklist below to ensure your paper’s compliance with assignment instructions.
Checklist
Specific Project Requirements

Proofread your paper. Ensure your topic headings and format follow the above sequence.

Read and use the grading rubric while completing the paper to ensure all requirements are met to lead to the highest possible grade.

Third-person writing is required. Third-person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first-person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (the second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.

Contractions are not used in business writing, so do not use them.

Paraphrase and do not use direct quotations. Paraphrase means you do not use more than four consecutive words from a source document. Removing quotation marks and citing is inappropriate. Instead, put a passage from a source document into your own words and attribute the passage to the source document. There should be no passages with quotation marks. Using more than four consecutive words from a source document would require direct quotation marks. Changing words from a passage does not exclude the passage from having quotation marks.

You are expected to use the research and weekly course materials to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. There should be a robust use of the course material. The material used from a source document must be cited and referenced. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. Changing words from a passage does not exclude the passage from having quotation marks.

Use in-text citations and provide a reference list that contains the reference associated with each in-text citation.

You may not use books in completing this problem set unless they are part of the course material. Also, do not use a dictionary, Wikipedia or Investopedia, or similar sources.

Provide the page or paragraph number in every in-text citation. Since the eBook does not have page numbers, you must include the chapter title, section heading, and paragraph number.
For citations using a video, you must provide the minutes and second of the cited material.
Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder
The assignment submitted to the Assignment Folder will be considered the student’s final product and therefore ready for grading by the instructor. It is incumbent upon the student to verify the assignment is the correct submission. Where Turnitin is available, students are encouraged to modify their paper to bring the paper into compliance with proper citation requirements.
NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet, or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy (see syllabus) and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations concerning the proper citation sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 7th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only.)

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Financial Management

Compare the information about risk and return indicated by different bond ratings.

Overview
In this activity, you will carry out calculations and research that help you understand how to evaluate the return and risk on investments.
Instructions
Answer these questions in a 2 page paper.
You have just won the Strayer Lottery jackpot of $11,000,000. You will be paid in 26 equal annual installments beginning immediately. If you had the money now, you could invest it in an account with a quoted annual interest rate of 9% with monthly compounding of interest.
1. Calculate the present value of the payments you will receive. 2. Show your calculations using formulas in your paper or in an attached spreadsheet file.
3. Explain why there is a difference between the present value of the Strayer lottery jackpot and the future value of the 26 annual payments based on your calculations and the information provided.
4. Compare the information about risk and return indicated by different bond ratings.
5. Support your answer with references to research.
6. Use various bond websites to locate one of each of the following bond ratings: AAA, BBB, CCC, and D.
7. Research the differences between the bond ratings, the required interest rates, and the risk.
8. List the websites used as sources for this research.
9. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each rating.

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Determine whether stock prices are affected more by long-term or short-term performance.

1. Determine whether stock prices are affected more by long-term or short-term performance.
2. Provide an example of the effect that supports your claim.
Please use current sources within five years.

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Examine the concept of the time value of money in relation to corporate managers.

1. Examine the concept of the time value of money in relation to corporate managers.
2. Propose two methods in which time value of money can help corporate managers in general.
Please use one academic source that is current within in 2 years.

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Identify two different stock exchanges in the United States.

Overview:
Investing in stocks is an option when planning for retirement or other financial management decisions. In this activity, you will research how to evaluate stocks as an investment option.
Instructions:
In a 2-page paper, please respond to the following:
1. Explain the differences in stock trading between two different stock exchanges.
a. Identify two different stock exchanges in the United States.
b. Describe the similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges.
2. Explain how a company’s free cash flow impacts its growth potential. Cite the free cash flow of example companies.
a. Identify one company on each of the two stock exchanges you researched in 1.
b. Determine the free cash flow from 2019 and 2020 for each company.
c. What inferences can you draw from the companies’ free cash flow?
3. Apply financial ratios to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of stocks as investments.
a. Using the 2019 and 2020 financial statements for both stocks, prepare two financial ratios for each of the following categories: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability ratios. You should have a total of six ratios for each stock, per year.
b. What challenges, strengths, or weaknesses do you see when you examine these ratios?
Please use current sources.

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Describe the importance of the budgeting process.

THE COMPANIES i WROTE ABOUT IN WEEK 3 WAS PEPSI VS COCA COLA
Choose one of the two competitors that you explored in your Topic 3 paper. Create an executive summary presentation of the findings on the chosen company from the Topic 3 report (seven to nine slides, exclusive of the title and reference slides) with appropriate speaker notes that could be delivered to a C-suite executive in a corporation. Note that while you should provide comparisons to your company’s competitor and the industry averages, the executive summary should focus on a single company from the two competing companies. Consider the feedback from your instructor on the case study report you completed in Topic 3 and include the following in your presentation.
A summary of the industry and company chosen.
An overview of the chosen company’s liquidity ratios relative to the industry averages and to the competitor.
An overview of the chosen company’s solvency ratios relative to the industry averages and to the competitor.
An overview of the chosen company’s profitability ratios relative to the industry averages and to the competitor.
Describe the importance of the budgeting process in the chosen company relative to these ratios.
Prepare a reasonable objective for each of the four strategic areas of a balanced scorecard, including proposed key performance indicators for determining target achievement.
Identify which ratios impact capital budgeting decisions and explain how these ratios impact the decisions.
A concluding summary of how the chosen company performed compared to the competitor and the industry.
Be sure to cite three to five relevant sources in support of your content. Utilize the GCU Library and external sources for your research.
Title slide and reference slide are not included in the slide count. Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Ensure that the speaker notes include 50-100 words per slide.
Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
Benchmark Information
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
BS Applied Management
1.3: Utilize accounting principles to evaluate the effectiveness of internal decisions.

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Financial Management

Why is there often a notable difference between the book value of a company, as measured by its financial statements, and the market value of company, as measured by the stock market?

I want you to write an essay of up to 900 words answering a question. There are two questions, and you are expected to choose one of them to answer. This assignment does not require a reference list or in-text citations. I attached some great examples. I hope you accomplish this assignment wonderfully. Thank you in advance for your work!
Question 4
Why is there often a notable difference between the book value of a company, as measured by its financial statements, and the market value of company, as measured by the stock market? Does this mean that one of the fundamental information qualities of financial reporting, namely faithful representation is not achieved? Provide the rationale for why accounting standard setters put such a strong emphasis on verifiability for items to be included in the financial statements. Critically discuss whether such a reliance on verifiability enhances or retracts from the informational value of financial statements, particularly when they are used by decision-makers who are capital providers to a business (e.g shareholders, lenders and suppliers). Please ensure in your answer to use examples of real companies to demonstrate your key points within your critical discussion.
Question 5
We are currently living through uncertain times, and this presents
challenges for businesses when producing their financial statements. Provide the rationale behind why accounting standard setters require the use of the prudence concept in situations of uncertainty. Critically discuss whether such a reliance on prudence enhances or retracts from the informational value of financial statement, particularly when they are used by decision-makers who capital providers to a business (e.g shareholders, lenders and suppliers). In your answer, ensure to offer specific examples applied to real or hypothetical businesses to demonstrate how the prudence concept is applied to assure that assets or revenues are not overstated, likewise, that liabilities and expenses are not understated.

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Identify and critically discuss various international risks facing large multinational corporations, such as Coca Cola, when entering a command (communist) economy such as North Korea or officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Word count is suggested but no penalty for over/under. Citations throughout and critical discussion, especialy inpart 1 is very important. For part 2 the work must be shown and data included in the Appendix
Content:
In entering an emerging market, multinational corporations such as Coca Cola, Apple Inc., Marks and Spencer, Walmart and others have to be cautious in their response to resistance from domestic cultures and local industries. As an international finance analyst, you are required to complete the following tasks:
1. Identify and critically discuss various international risks facing large multinational corporations, such as Coca Cola, when entering a command (communist) economy such as North Korea or officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). (30%)
2. The North Korean won (KPW) is the official currency of the DPRK. Using the numerical software package as explained in the online lectures and using North Korean exchange-rate data on the Internet (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly) produce a report examining how you would forecast exchange-rate trends in North Korea. You are required to illustrate your finding with step-by-step explanation and put your data in an appendix. (40%)
3. Based on your forecasting in (2), what would be the value of the currency (increasing or decreasing). Propose relevant strategic recommendations for Coca Cola Multinational, which is based in Pyongyang on how to cope with this currency appreciation or depreciation. (30%)

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Discuss how having a child with special needs impacts your retirement savings

Planning for Special Circumstances
Please read the following articles on planning for special circumstances and then research the same topic, selecting an additional article to share with your peers (please remember to include a link to the article). In a minimum of 250 words, discuss with your peers lessons gleaned from each article.
Forbes – How Having a Child with Special Needs Impacts your Retirement Savings
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2020/07/01/how-having-a-child-with-special-needs-impacts-your-retirement-planning/?sh=2470ad1e512f
Forbes – 4 Important Financial Planning Considerations if you Have a Child with Special Needs
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopheryoung/2018/05/15/four-important-financial-planning-considerations-if-you-have-a-child-with-special-needs/?sh=24d15f656b0e
Forbes – Special Needs Kids Require Specialized Estate Planning
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinefletcher/2019/03/27/special-needs-kids-require-specialized-estate-planning/?sh=623230904062

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What is your stock’s average return for the last 3 years?

Provide your recommendation in regards to the investment in stock Nissan Motor. You can choose any stock with positive earnings (at least 3 years) and that regularly pays dividends. I wanted to do Nissan Motor Stock. Once you conclude your analysis. Conversely, if you find that the stock is undervalued, you will provide a positive recommendation. You should base your analysis on the two methods you are most acquainted with (DDM, PE). You may as well prepare a Discounted Cash Flow Model Valuation using the template provided on the Excel File (DCF Tab) (Doing so would be rewarded this with one (1) additional bonus point).  You should include a qualitative analysis where you detail the reasons supporting your chosen “super-normal growth rate”. You should also justify your chosen time-horizon of this “super-normal growth” stage of the business cycle of the firm (how long the firm will grow at this super normal rate before using the long term growth rate)  The qualitative analysis must be at least 2 pages (single-spaced and typed), you should comment on all of the parameters in the Excel sheet “Assumptions”.  Your valuation calculations should be also included after these 2-page qualitative analysis.  Please include a brief SWOT Analysis.  For calculation of Beta, your historical observation period will be 2019 – 2021 both these years included (3-Year Period). Use monthly prices and hence monthly returns.  Find the Expected Return according to the Capital Asset Pricing Model.  What is your stock’s average return for the last 3 years? Is this average return higher or lower than the Expected Return obtained from CAPM?  Compare your valuations against the market price. Is the market price overvalued or undervalued? What is your recommendation? Assumptions and Remarks: * You must show your calculations for Beta. Remember to use 36 months. You can vary this timeframe providing the reasons to do so. * Assume a Long-Term Growth rate of 3% and a Risk-Free rate of 2%. Assume MRP is 5%. * When calculating your firm’s WACC (if you opt to complete the Discounted Cash Flow Model), you do not need to calculate the cost of debt. You can find it online and cite your source. * Please indicate your sources for all data used in your valuation. * You may find data for Quarterly Dividends. However, use the total yearly Dividends when estimating the stock value using DDM (Dividend Discount Model). * Consider returns of S&P500 as return of the market. * You should choose a stock that has paid dividends at least for the past three years. In addition, the stock must have positive earnings (profits) for the last three years at least. I will attach the excel file here so the writer can you use to help with it and if I need to pay extra no problem.