Trend analysis for TOTAL SA Student name Institution of affiliation Date Due Trend Analysis for Total SA Total SA is ranked by Forbes magazine as number 26 in the list of the world's biggest publicly traded companies. It has been in existence since March 28 1924 and its headquarters are in La defense France. It has a record of having a high number of employees totaling to 102 168 as at last year November. Its annual sales turnover ranges to $128.07 B per year. Total SA deals with exploration developing producing and marketing of oil and gas. It also engages itself in the dealing and shipping of crude oil products and petroleum products. The company works through three sections: upper section deals with Refining & Chemicals and Marketing & Services. The upper section contains the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons and the actions of gas and even after the contracted was declared null and void. The company was rejected by the Russian government and sued. Since it was working under TOTAL SA the court fines imposed have accrued and caused the company huge losses. In the USA Total gas and power North America a subsidiary of TOTAL SA was put under investigations by the FERC They were found to have violated the rules of gas exploration from the year 2009-2012. The action was taken to seek damages. This analysis points to the reason we perform trend analysis is to identify the increases and decreases in dollar amounts from one year to the next and to take a close look at unusual trends. References: Bernstein L. A. (1993). Analysis of financial Statements. Irwin Professional Publishing. Foster G. (2004). Financial Statement Analysis 2/e. Pearson Education India. Agarwal N. P. (1981). Analysis of Financial statements. New Delhi: National. [...]
MINOR PROJECT Minor Project – Trend Analysis: Students will perform a financial trend analysis that is due in Week 4: For the Minor Project, each student will need to work on this independently and submit their work. Students should begin this project staring in Week 1. a) Select a publicly traded company and obtain its annual financial statements over the past three years. 3M obtain financial statements over the past three years b) Conduct a trend analysis on the company's financial performance over three years (use the text as a guide on developing the trend analysis). Foundations of financial management, Block 16e c) Include in your paper the company's vision and mission or a brief background of the company's business operations. Also, examine the company’s corporate social responsibility statement and reflect on it in your paper. d) Include tables and charts for relevant data in your analysis. e) The paper should contain 1,500 words.