request for comparative analysis

Respond to the following scenario with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use research to reinforce your ideas.

In anticipation of Mary’s request for comparative analysis, it will be useful at this time to do some research. You know that you can obtain the financials of companies within the same sector or Standard Industry Code as Apix Printing (e.g., commercial printing), and that the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Standard Industry 2012 code for Apix Printing is presently 323111. 

Use the FINC615 Library Guide ( 

to search for two other companies in the same industry as Apix Printing. 

When you get to work the next day, you see the following e-mail from Mary:

Here is the list of financial ratios you asked for. I need you to explain the computation of each and compute these for Apix’s results for the financial statements you are using for the PowerPoint presentation. Also, compare Apix’s 2-year trend results to that of two other firms in the sector. Indicate how each of Apix’s ratios differ, and indicate whether the two other companies’ ratios or Apix’s ratios are indicative of better performance. 

Explain the computation for each of the following, and compute each for Apix and two other companies in the same industry as Apix Printing:

  • Current ratio 
  • (Long-term) debt to equity ratio 
  • Gross margin percentage 
  • Net profit margin percentage 
  • Return on equity percentage 

Present your findings of the above data in a table. Add a paragraph that summarizes your results, indicating whether investors would find the financial analysis results of Apix competitive as compared to rivals in the sector. Be sure to include both positive and negative trends in your analysis.

Epidemiology and medicine


By Day 7 of Week 9, submit an 8- to 10-page research policy brief that synthesizes the following:

  • Title page and Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Part 1: Introduction
    1. Identify your audience
    2. Articulate the public health issue
    3. Provide evidence that justifies this as a public health issue
    • Identify the level of interest
    • Describe the population(s) affected
  • Part 2: Multidisciplinary Impacts
    1. Laws and policies
    2. Epidemiology and medicine
    3. Economics
    4. Politics
    5. Ethics
  • Part 3: Analysis and Recommendations
    1. Explain how current policy could be adapted (or new policy created) to address the public health issue
    2. Critique the merits of current interventions
    3. Propose and support an alternative intervention
    4. Explain limitations to your recommendations
  • Part 4: Conclusion
    1. Explain the need for the audience to address the public health problem
    2. Reiterate the action you want the audience to take
  • APA reference page

Reference the scholarly articles that you used in your policy brief.

Public health

Tutor description

Public health is about those things that make us sick, keep us healthy, and what we do together about it. Health is often perceived as individual health and wellness. Public health focuses on the health of communities and society as a whole. This focus shifts from the individual to the population. It is about examining the impact on individuals and groups at risk as well as the population as a whole.

Signs for distress in a company

Signs a finance manager should look, to determine whether his company is in distress.

1) Low Profits. When any business struggles to sustain profits, it is a sign of financial distress.

2) Bad Quality of Products or Services. If a business is selling Bad quality, customers will go to other customers and consequently sales

3) Fall in Sales growth. A fall in sales growth rings the bells that the company will eventually go into red.

4) Defaulting Customer Payments. Default by customers in making timely payments or deferring payments indefinitely is a sign of distress. Ther have been instances where major clients not paying their dues have made companies bankrupt.

5) Minus Cash Flows. Minus Cash Flows over a consistent period of time could mean lack of funds, financial bankruptcy and distress

6) Reduced relationships with Bankers. Bankers asking for more security declining guarantees, withdrawig overdrafts are signs of financial distress

7) Declining Current ratio. Current ratio best preferred is 2. beteween 1,5 to 2 comfortable. Current ratio below 1,5 signals distress.

8) Absence of financial reports. Financial reports indicate the health of the company. Timely preperation helps take remedial action. Absence of the same is catastrophic.

9) Increased borrowings. When a company continously borrows to cover losses, baddebts etc it is sign of danger.


McClure, B. (2018, July 25). Financial Ratios to Spot Companies In Financial Distress. Retrieved from 

Brigham, E. F., & Ehrhardt, M. C. (2017). Financial management: Theory & Practice, (15th ed.). Boston

Describe how you think the research in the article is useful (e.g., what population is it helping?

ost a very brief description (1–3 sentences) of the article you found and address the following:

  1. Describe how you think the research in the article is useful (e.g., what population is it helping? What problem is it solving?).
  2. Using Y=f(X) +E notation, identify the independent and dependent variables.
  3. How might the research models presented be wrong? What types of error might be present in the reported research?

Describe the factors that contribute to the disparity: cultural, environmental, religious, etc.


  • Select a population with a health disparity.
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the disparity: cultural, environmental, religious, etc.
  • What systems are in place to remedy this situation?
  • Design a health promotion program that addresses solutions to the disparity in a culturally competent way.
  • What barriers will be faced by the population? What barriers will be faced by the public health professionals?
  • What systems will need to be in place to ensure appropriate utilization?
  • Your paper should be five to seven pages in length (excluding cover page and reference page).
  • Use APA (6th ed.) format to style your paper and to cite your sources. Integrate your sources into the paragraphs and use internal citations pointing to evidence in the literature and supporting your ideas. You will need to include a reference page listing those sources.

whether a company is successful or in distress

To determine whether a company is successful or in distress, there are several factors that can be evaluated. Most of the time, the success of a company can be merited on how much revenue they are producing on a yearly basis. How many customers they have, how well they connect with their markets, and if they are investing and expanding. On the other hand, if an organization is losing customers, have more expenses than income, and are not competing in the market; they can be deemed to be in distress.

A financial manager can review the organization’s financial statements of the years prior. That way, the manager can analyze and see if revenue has increased or decreased. The financial manager can review their ratios of profitability which takes account of: return on assets, return on equity, and profit margin. Also, reviewing turn over ratios such as inventory turnover and assets turnover can give the financial manager a bigger picture of what is going on in the organization.

McClure, B. (2018, July 25). Financial Ratios to Spot Companies In Financial Distress. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from

Immunization Information Systems to Increase Vaccination Rates: A Community Guide Systematic Review

Read the following article: Immunization Information Systems to Increase Vaccination Rates: A Community Guide Systematic Review

One of the primary aims of public health is to promote prevention and reduce the incidence of preventable diseases. Vaccination is an effective method to curb disease outbreaks. Immunization information systems (IISs) are databases in which information regarding vaccination rates is consolidated. These systems are useful not only to tailor vaccination schedules for individual patients, but also to monitor community vaccinations and guide public health promotion activities. Based on the above information, answer the following questions:

As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Make sure you put citations within the page to support your evidence. Make sure grammar and punctuations are in the right places.

Your assignment should be addressed in a 2- to 3-page documen

Briefly identify the social, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions of the policy/policy issue.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 15 slides that provides a broad evaluation of a particular public health issue not yet a policy, a policy in debate, a policy in place that requires modification or simply a policy that can be evaluated from a different perspective. In this evaluation include:

  • A short description of the policy or policy issue and the problem it is addressing and the goal(s) set forth for it to be solved/resolved.
  • A background on the development of the policy/policy issue including factual history, political issues and ramifications, the stage of the policy in terms of formulation and/or implementation.
  • The key stakeholders this policy/policy issue has and will impact.
  • How the policy can or did become a priority on the political/legislative agenda.
  • Briefly identify the social, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions of the policy/policy issue.
  • If the policy has been implemented a short review of how that happened. If not, provide a plan for implementation.
  • If the policy has been implemented provide a plan for evaluation and ideas for modification. If the policy has not been implemented provide a plan for evaluation.
  • Identify the future of this policy/policy issue in terms of improving the public health and well-being of US citizens.