Company Industry Analysis and Competitive Advantage

Paper instructions:
This week we will focus on the company’s competitive environment. The choice of which competitors to profile is up to you and should be based on what you have learned about the company so far.

Recommended Resources:
10-K Report, Item 1
The Yahoo! Finance website
Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage on the Stafford Library website. Review the Stafford Library Guide for tips on navigating the database.
Your task is to prepare a report with the required information provided below. Use the same heading names (in bold) before presenting the information as requested.
Report Headings
Name of Company and Ticker Symbol: Company name, ticker symbol (5 points)
10-K Report: Paste the direct URL to the company’s most recent 10-K Report
Company Website: Paste the URL to the company’s website
Competitive Advantage: In your own words, describe the company’s competitive advantage. What sets it apart from its competitors? (5 points)
Key Competitors:
Use the 10-K Report, the Competitors link on the Yahoo! Finance website, and/or the Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage database to identify 3 of the company’s key competitors.
Use the Quote and Key Statistics links at finance.yahoo.com to collect financial data on each competitor. Present the data using the example format below.
Key Competitors: Market Capitalization Total Revenue (ttm) Total Net Income Avl to Common (ttm)
Name of Subject Company — — —
Name of Subject Company — — —
Name of Subject Company — — —
Evaluation: How is the company positioned relative to the

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