1. Interpret and critically analyse an aviation organisation’s financial and economic performance
2. Critically analyse an aviation organisation’s financial requirements
The Assignment Task:
You are an aviation analyst working for a major investment bank and you have been tasked to research a publicly-listed airline of your choice (to be approved by your lecturer). Your investment bank is considering investing in the airline industry and would like a report to be submitted in order to ascertain whether your specific airline is a good investment or not.
1. Utilising ratio analysis, you need to calculate the relevant ratios for your airline in 2 ways:
a. Internally within your airline from the past 2 financial years
b. Externally by benchmarking these ratios with an airline you identify as a key competitor
For each ratio, you need to briefly explain its usefulness and critically analyse the ratio in terms of trends over time within your airline and in the external industry context. You should utilise a broad range of financial and economic ratios. You will provide a conclusion as to the viability of the airline in terms of investment potential.