Individual Paper(Gold Mining Company-Vale)

The Company is Vale-Mining company in brazil.(Top 2 Mining company)
For the individual component you are required to select one publicly listed company from within your chosen global industry. Students within the same group cannot analyse the same company. You are then required to use tools of financial analysis to assess the corporate performance of your selected company from the perspective of a potential acquirer. It is expected that your interpretation of your financial analysis will draw upon the macroeconomic country analysis and global industry analysis undertaken within the first section of the module, where appropriate. Your interpretation of your financial analysis will in addition draw upon aspects of finance which we cover in the second semester. For example, ratios concerning liquidity and efficiency can be considered as evidence of working capital management practices within companies.

For the individual component you are required to select one publicly listed company from within your chosen global industry. Students within the same group cannot analyse the same company.(My company is a Gold Mining Company called Vale which is based in Brazil)You are then required to use tools of financial analysis to assess the corporate performance of your selected company from the perspective of a potential acquirer. It is expected that your interpretation of your financial analysis will draw upon the macroeconomic country analysis and global industry analysis undertaken within the first section of the module, where appropriate. Your interpretation of your financial analysis will in addition draw upon aspects of finance which we cover in the second semester. For example, ratios concerning liquidity and efficiency can be considered as evidence of working capital management practices within companies.
Learning Outcomes:
•    Analyse and interpret financial information in a meaningful way
•    Assess the microeconomic performance of companies though an understanding of publicly available data
•    Develop skills to analyse microeconomic performance  and make comparisons
•    To understand the practical aspects of the financing of global companies

Individual component:
•    Selection and application of tools of financial analysis
•    Accuracy of ratio calculations
•    Thoroughness and comprehensiveness of the financial analysis
•    Depth and quality of the interpretation
•    Use of macroeconomic country analysis and global industry analysis within the interpretation of the financial analysis
Presentation:
Work should be presented as word processed documents and where appropriate fully referenced in line with the guidance.Full workings must be clearly shown for each individual’s financial analysis. As you are submitting through turnitin your workings should be organised in Word using a table, or similar. Your tables of workings can be included in an appendix but you will be expected to refer to the results of your analysis within the main text. The financial statements, and any relevant notes upon which the analysis is based, must also be included within an appendix. A report format should be used for the individual and group component’s which implies that pieces of work should include the following; an introduction, an analysis section, and a conclusion. You work will be checked for plagiarism using turnitin before being marked by your tutor..
Other sources of information:
You are required to calculate your own ratios and provide evidence of this in the provision of workings. However you may find that there are additional sources of information that you might find useful especially for benchmarking purposes. These might include; The London Stock Exchange website, The Financial Times website, FAME (Financial analysis made easy, accessed through the online library, Reuters.