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Investing in Boeing
A financial analysis of the Boeing company.
# 153278 | 1,131 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 16, 2013 in Business (Companies) , Business (Finance, Investment and Banking)

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The paper provides an introduction to the Boeing company and analyzes its financial statements including its revenues, profit, liabilities and debt. The paper then considers its investment potential and relates that analysts have more optimistic projections about Boeing's future earnings than this author. The paper includes a chart as an appendix that compares the performance of Boeing to the S&P 500 and concludes with the opinion that Boeing is a very good company but comes at too high a price at present.

Financial Statement Analysis
Investment Potential

From the Paper:

"Over the past three years, Boeing's revenue and profits have fluctuated. For example, revenues increased 12% but profits decreased 51%. In 2010, revenues decreased 6% but profits increased 152%. There appears to be a correlation between profits and R&D expense in particular. Over this period, Boeing has grown as a company. Assets grew 27% from 2008 to 2010. Liabilities have also grown in this period, by 19%. There has been some fluctuation in the company's equity - it was negative in 2008 but turned positive again in the past couple of years.
"Boeing's current ratio in 2010 was 1.14, 1.07 in 2009 and 0.84 in 2008. Part of this improvement, however, reflects an explosion in the firm's inventory level. The quick ratio in 2010 was 0.46; in 2009 it was 0.56 and in 2008 it was 0.33. The debt ratio in 2010 was 0.96; this compares with 0.96 in 2009 and 102% in 2008. The long-term debt to equity ratio in 2010 was 4.14; in 2009 it was 5.74 and in -5.37 because of the negative equity valuation. Both the liquidity and solvency ratios indicate that the company is in the process of deleveraging - Boeing's financial position is improving."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boeing 2010 Annual Report. Retrieved March 12, 2011 from
  • (2011). History. Boeing. Retrieved March 12, 2011 from
  • MSN Moneycentral: Boeing Co. Retrieved March 12, 2011 from

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