Select one U.S. publicly traded company and review its most recent Annual Report. Use the Income...

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Select one U.S. publicly traded company and review its most recent Annual Report. Use the Income Statement and Balance Sheet to determine the changes in:

A. assets, liabilities, and equity total revenue

B. net income

Briefly describe the change from the current and prior years in each of these key areas and determine if the changes would be positive or negative from an investor's/stockholder's view.

Annual Report

Before the Great Depression, public companies did not have to report in-depth information to shareholders. Instead, shareholders relied strongly on dividends as a signal of a company's strength. After the Great Depression, the SEC was created, and greater reporting was required, including delivering an annual report to shareholders.

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Total assets changed from $225,248 million in 2019 to $321,195 million in 2020.

Total equity changed from...

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