Identifying Industries: Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Ratio Analysis
Students were provided with the financial data for 10 major companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2019. They were also given a list of 10 major industries. As an exercise, students were then asked to identify which company operated within which industry. The exercise would test the students' understanding of how a company's financial data can be specific to a particular industry. Using only financial figures, could the student identify within which industry each company operated?