Week 3 assignments income statement – ford motor company

In a two- to three-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), explain the purpose of an income statement and how it reflects the firm’s financial status. Include important points that an analyst would use in assessing the financial condition of the company. Also, analyze Ford Motor Company’s income statement from its 2012 Annual Report (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style ,and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources. 

Epstein, L. (2014). Financial decision making: An introduction to financial reports [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/ 

Article 

Ford Motor Company. (2014). Ford Motor Company 2012 annual report (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/en/investors/reports-and-filings/Annual%20Reports/2012-annual-report.pdf 

Recommended Resources 

Articles 

Harper, D. (n.d.). Financial statements: Cash flow (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Investopedia. Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/university/financialstatements/financialstatements3.asp 

Harper, D. (n.d). Financial statements: Earnings (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Investopedia. Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/university/financialstatements/financialstatements4.asp 

Loth, R. (2011, October). Understanding the income statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Investopedia. Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/articles/04/022504.asp

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