In this Individual Project, you will be analyzing and interpreting American Eagle Outfitters (located in Appendix A: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., 2020 Annual Report of the required textbook: Financial Accounting), a publicly traded company.
Complete the initial company evaluation (Industry and Business Structure) by answering the following:
- Determine the industry in which the company operates.
- Who are the competitors?
- What is the history of the company?
- What are the company’s significant accounting policies?
- What are the company’s milestones?
- What obstacles or challenges is the company facing?
Deliverable Requirements: Your industry and business structure analysis should have at least 5 pages (the title and reference pages are not counted in these 5 pages) as well as follow the requirements below for using the APA style. Your analysis should include the following:
- In 5–7 double-spaced paragraphs, introduce and describe the company.
- Address the questions above, and consider their implications to American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
- Do not forget to review the notes to the financial statements for additional information about the company’s background and accounting policies.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means that you will need the following at a minimum:
- Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
- Length: There should be at least 5 pages.
- Body: This begins on the page following the title and abstract pages and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-point Times New Roman or 12-point Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. Using a variety of academic sources is encouraged.
- Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format and use appropriate spacing, hanging indentation, italics, and uppercase and lowercase for the type of resource used. Remember that the reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.
Please submit your assignment.