Use the balance sheet and statement of income for Ascension Health. In a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, prepare a vertical analysis of the company for the years 2013 and 2014 and a horizontal analysis from 2013 (base year) to 2014 (subsequent year). This is the website. Download and review the financial statements of Ascension Health, a nonprofit, religious-based healthcare system, from
&id=45&Itemid=160. Once on this page click on FY2014 Consolidated Audited Financial Statements, here you will find the balance sheet and income statement.
Discuss the findings. Here are a few, but not all, the questions you should consider.
- Is Ascension Health growing?
- What line items reflected the largest-percentage increases and/or decreases?
- What is the financial impact these changes have on the company’s financial viability currently and in the future?