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In a three-page research paper discuss how the SEC’s EDGAR | Search Tools improves how investors find and use financial information. In your paper,

· Explain how investors can use the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) database at EDGAR | Search Tools (Links to an external site.) to research a company’s operations and financial information.

· Assess the financial performance of, Inc. (AMZN) by determining the risk of investing in the company through financial statement analysis. To make the above assessment and determination, go to Amazon’ (Links to an external site.) official website, and locate the company’s Investor Relations link. Using the Investors Relations link, find financial information such as SEC Filings and Annual Reports.

· Conclude how investors can assess Amazon’ financial performance and risk using Annual Reports.

· Explain the content of each report listed below in detail and how it relates to your assessment of Amazon’ financial performance. 

o Form 10-K SEC filings

o Annual Reports

o Management Discussion and Analysis

o Management’s Responsibility for Financial Reporting

o Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

o Auditors’ Report

o Selected Financial Data, Inc. (AMZN) is the world’s largest electronic commerce and cloud computing company measured by revenue and market capitalization. The following items were adapted from a recent Annual Report of (Links to an external site.) for the year ending December 31:


In millions


1.                     Accounts payable



2.                     Accounts receivable



3.                     Cash



4.                     Cost of sales



5.                     Income tax expense



6.                     Interest expense



7.                     Inventories



8.                     Net cash provided by operating activities



9.                     Net cash flows used for investing activities



10.                 Net sales



11.                 Other expense



12.                 Other income



13.                 Property, plant, and other long-term assets



14.                 Selling, general, and administrative expenses



15.                 Retained earnings (Dec. 31)


  • Indicate on      which financial statement you would find each of the preceding items using      the following notations (note: an item may appear on more than one      statement): 
    • IS Income       statement
    • SE Statement of       stockholders’ equity
    • BS Balance       sheet
    • SCF Statement       of cash flow
  • Prepare an      income statement for the year ending December 31, based on the com, Inc.      financial statement data shown above.

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