Conduct a comparative DuPont analysis of two companies. Find one large corporation included in the S&P 500. Then, find one of its largest competitors. Go to the investor relations portion of each corporation's homepage and find their most recent annual report. Calculate a complete DuPont analysis calculating the ROE, ROA, the profit margin, total asset turnover and equity multiplier. Critique the differences between the two corporations in approximately 150 words.
Using the most recent income statements (annual) for the two corporations from Part I of the assignment, calculate a common size analysis using a spreadsheet. Discuss the differences in the two corporations in approximately 100 words. Your answer can be completed below your spreadsheet analysis.