Choose a publicly traded company from the following:

__Ford__

__Costco__

__The Walt Disney Company__

__Amazon__

or another publicly traded company of your choice.

Scroll to the “about the company” section usually found at the bottom of the web page, investor relations, reports (or filings), and select a year. The financial statements for any given year will provide two years’ worth of data.

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Horizontal analysis, also called trend analysis, refers to studying the behavior of individual financial statement items over several accounting periods (2 years here). Use the most current year as the base year and make a comparison of sales/revenues, operating expenses, and net income. What do you see?

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**FedEx Financial Statements…**

**Sales for 2022 93.5 billion and for 2021 83.9 billion. Take 2022 numbers and subtract 2021 and then divide it by 2021. So 93.5 minus 83.9 I get 9.6 billion then divide it by 83,9 billion I get .1144 and times that by a 100 and I get 11.44 or 11.4 %.**

**For operating for 2022 it is 13.6 billion and 2021 12 billion. Had to round up the 12 it was 11.98. I get 13.3%. For net income for 2022 it is 3.8 and 2021 it is 5.3 so it would be a negative 28%. Then I would analyze these numbers. One thing is sales were up 11% but my net income was negative due to a higher percentage of expenses going up by 13.3 percent. Also include your sources. Hope this helps). **