Business writing: Brief investors on financial results
As the fund manager for a large mutual fund, you are preparing for a conference call with all your major investors. You plan to e-mail everyone with an attachment that will serve as a guide for the upcoming call. You know investors` time is limited, so you want to be focused in your brief report. Because there are numerous figures to discuss, you will be including 1 or more charts all in the same document.
For each of the following points, prepare both a paragraph of commentary and an appropriate chart to support it.
ââ?¬¢Find the last 4 years` sales and profit or net income data for a major retail corporation (MACY`s)
ââ?¬¢Calculate profit as a percentage of sales; be careful to place the decimal point correctly.
ââ?¬¢Prepare a paragraph of explanation/interpretation of the data as if this were a small part of a lengthy report to potential investors.
ââ?¬¢Prepare a chart to display all the information in a meaningful way.