SEC Filings and the EDGAR Database [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] In a

SEC Filings and the EDGAR Database
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
In a three- to five-page paper (not including the title and
reference pages) research and discuss how the SEC’s EDGAR | Search Tools
improves how investors find and use financial information. In your paper,
Explain
how investors can use the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)
database at EDGAR
| Search Tools (Links to an external site.) to research a
company’s operations and financial information.
Assess
the financial performance of Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) by determining the
risk of investing in the company through financial statement analysis. To
make the above assessment and determination, go to Amazon’s.com (Links to an
external site.) official website, and locate the company’s
Investor Relations link. Using the Investors Relations link, find
financial information such as SEC Filings and Annual Reports.
Conclude
how investors can assess Amazon’s.com financial performance and risk using
Annual Reports.
Explain
the content of each report listed below in detail and how it relates to
your assessment of Amazon’s.com financial performance.
Form
10-K SEC filings
Annual
Reports
Management
Discussion and Analysis
Management’s
Responsibility for Financial Reporting
Management’s
Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Auditors’
Report
Selected
Financial Data
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is the world’s largest electronic
commerce and cloud computing company measured by revenue and market
capitalization. The following items were adapted from a recent Annual Report
of Amazon.com (Links to
an external site.) for the year ending December 31:
In
millions
1.
Accounts payable
$16,459
2.
Accounts receivable
5,612
3.
Cash
14,557
4.
Cost of sales
62,752
5.
Income tax expense
167
6.
Interest expense
210
7.
Inventories
8,299
8.
Net cash provided by operating activities
6,842
9.
Net cash flows used for investing activities
(5,065)
10.
Net sales
88,988
11.
Other expense
118
12.
Other income
76
13.
Property, plant, and other long-term assets
16,967
14.
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
26,058
15.
Retained earnings (Dec. 31)
2,190
Indicate
on which financial statement you would find each of the preceding items
using the following notations (note: an item may appear on more than one
statement):
IS
Income statement
SE
Statement of stockholders’ equity
BS
Balance sheet
SCF
Statement of cash flow
Prepare
an income statement for the year ending December 31, based on the com,
Inc. financial statement data shown above.
The Final Paper: SEC Filings and the EDGAR Database
Must
be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and
references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the
Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must
include a separate title page with the following:
Title
of paper
Student’s
name
Course
name and number
Instructor’s
name
Date
submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title
page, refer to APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external
site.).
Must
utilize academic voice. See the Academic
Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional
guidance.
Must
include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction
paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the
purpose of your paper.
For
assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an
external site.) as well as Writing
a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the
Writing Center resources.
Must
add an APA heading (Level 1 or Level 2) for each one of the topics
discussed in the research paper as shown:
SEC
EDGAR Database Level 1Amazon’s.com financial performance Level 1
Form
10-K SEC Filings Level 2
Annual
Reports Level 2
Management
Discussion and Analysis Level 2
Management’s
Responsibility for Financial Reporting Level 2
Management’s
Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting Level 2
Auditors’
Report Level 2
Selected
Financial Data Level 2
Financial
Statement Notations (IS, SE, BS, SCF) Level 1Amazon’s.com Income Statement
Level 1
Use
the following APA Style blog to read about the APA Five Levels of Headings (Links to an external
site.)
Must
use at least 4 scholarly and/or credible articles from ProQuest Business,
Industry Databases: Nasdaq.com, EY.com, and Comprehensive Accounting
Databases: FASB codification, AICPA, and SEC reference library sources in
addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible
Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers
additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions
about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment,
please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about
the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must
document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the
Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Must
include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA
style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external
site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

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