As a financial analyst you need to advise your clients to invest for the long term, buy
good shares and hang onto them. Therefore, you are interested in a company’s long-
term earning power.
Before you start Part 2 of the assignment you need to select an ASX listed company for
Choose a company that provided fair presentation of relevant information in their annual
report with accounting estimates.
a. Name of the company.
b. Web link to download the full 2016 Annual Report of the company.
c. Current share price of the company.
Then you need to complete the following tasks using the information of your selecte
company. (You need to email this information to your lecturer/tutor to get an approval).
Task 1: Analysis of expenses (Hint: *Annual report of the selected company &
Review the published financial reports from 2016 Annual Report of the company you
selected and report on the information applicable to the statement of profit or loss and
other comprehensive income.
a. Determine whether the expenses are classified by nature or function.
b. Give some possible reasons for the different methods of classification of expenses
Task 2: Accounting policy (Hint: *Annual report of the selected company and chapter
AASB 108/IAS 8 provides information about Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting
Estimates and Errors.
Required: Find any three issues from the above that are disclosed in the annual report
and summarise your findings.
Task 3: Notes to the 2016 Financial Statements (Hint: *Annual report of the
Usually most of the companies would have depreciation and/or amortisation/impairment
in their chart of accounts.
Summarise your finding about depreciation from the annual report of the selected
company. Your discussion may include but not limited to the following:
a.Cost of plant, properties and equipment
Week 10 during the seminar – Peer review (Every member of the group must attend to
be eligible for full marks)
Must include the scanned cover page with signature of every member of the group.
Without the cover page the assignment will not be marked, and the group will be
Please read the “Submission of Assessment Items” on page 14 in unit outline of
Please read the “Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism” on page 17 in unit outline of
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