Analyzes how Starbucks’ methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables impact the recording process and financial statement presentation

MBA 503 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric For this assignment, due in Module Four, you will submit both a horizontal and vertical analysis of Starbucks’ accounts receivable, fixed assets, and debt financing. Use basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal and any vertical changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable, fixed assets, and debt financing balances over time. Be sure also to discuss how Starbucks’ methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables, purchase of fixed assets, and methods of debt financing impact the recording process and presentation of financial statements (Critical Element II). In other words, what are this company’s methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables? What types of fixed assets are acquired, and what methods are preferred for debt financing? How do those affect how financial information is communicated? Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

II. Horizontal and Vertical Analysis: In this section, you will conduct horizontal and vertical analyses for the balance sheet and income statement accounts and report any significant observations for a two-year period. You should include a table of your calculations as an appendix to your analysis. Include all calculations in an Excel document. Specifically discuss the following categories:

A. Accounts Receivable: 1. Use basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time. 2. Use basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time. 3. Analyze how Starbucks’ methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables impact the recording process and

presentation of financial statements. In other words, what are this company’s methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables, and how do those affect how financial information is communicated?

B. Asset Acquisition, Depreciation, and Amortization: 1. Use basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization

over time. 2. Use basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization

over time. 3. Analyze Starbucks’ methods for fixed asset and intangible asset acquisitions as well as depreciation and amortization, including asset

categorization. How do these methods affect the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows? C. Debt Financing

1. Use basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time. 2. Use basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time. 3. Analyze Starbucks’ method of debt financing. In your analysis, you should address both current and long-term liabilities, including the

issuance of bonds.

Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One should adhere to the following formatting requirements: 2–3 pages (not including cover page or appendix), double- spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and the most current guidelines for APA formatting. Include all calculations in an Excel document.

Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Analysis: Accounts: Horizontal

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time, but with gaps in accuracy or relevant detail

Does not use basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time

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Analysis: Accounts: Vertical

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time, but with gaps in accuracy or relevant detail

Does not use basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ accounts receivable balances over time

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Analysis: Accounts: Methods

Analyzes how Starbucks’ methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables impact the recording process and financial statement presentation

Analyzes how Starbucks’ methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables impact the recording process and financial statement presentation, but with gaps in logic or detail

Does not analyze how Starbucks’ methods for accounting for receivables and evaluating uncollectible receivables impact the recording process and financial statement presentation

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Analysis: Asset: Horizontal

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization over time

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization over time, but with gaps in accuracy or relevant detail

Does not use basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization over time

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Analysis: Asset: Vertical Uses basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization over time

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization over time, but with gaps in accuracy or relevant detail

Does not use basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ fixed assets, intangible assets, depreciation, and amortization over time

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Analysis: Asset: Methods

Analyzes Starbucks’ methods for fixed asset and intangible asset acquisitions as well as depreciation and amortization for how they affect the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows

Analyzes Starbucks’ methods for fixed asset and intangible asset acquisitions as well as depreciation and amortization for how they affect the balance sheet, income statement,

Does not analyze Starbucks’ methods for fixed asset and intangible asset acquisitions as well as depreciation and amortization for how they affect the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows

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and statement of cash flows, but with gaps in logic or detail

Analysis: Debt: Horizontal

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time, but with gaps in accuracy or relevant detail

Does not use basic financial analysis to examine any horizontal changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time

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Analysis: Debt: Vertical Uses basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time

Uses basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time, but with gaps in accuracy or relevant detail

Does not use basic financial analysis to examine any vertical changes in Starbucks’ short- and long-term debt over time

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Analysis: Debt: Method Analyzes Starbucks’ method of debt financing, addressing current and long-term liabilities and the issuance of bonds

Analyzes Starbucks’ method of debt financing, addressing current and long-term liabilities and the issuance of bonds, but with gaps in logic or detail

Does not analyze Starbucks’ method of debt financing, addressing current and long-term liabilities and the issuance of bonds

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Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main idea

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

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