An Analysis of Determining the Most Valuable Company Based on Financial Analysis and Principal Component Analysis Methods
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- Principle Component Analysis methods; financial factors; profitability; stock price
There are four profitable and valuable companies, Oshkosh Corporation, Intel Corporation, Arena Pharmaceutical Inc., and the Walt Disney Company, and we are choosing the most valuable one for investors to invest in. Among these four companies, the most valuable one should be determined carefully. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis and evaluation framework for investors to determine the best performing and valuable stock for investment. We study the financial performance and profitability of the four companies from two perspectives: core financial factors and the Principle Component Analysis measuring method. In this study, we calculate and analyze the cheapness, sales growth, profitability, and dividends of each company, and make a decision of the best performing company in each perspective. The result leads to our conclusion that the overall best performing company is Oshkosh Corporation. In addition, this paper further analyzes four companies’ performance by the Principle Component Analysis method in order to examine and strengthen our previous finding that Oshkosh Corporation is the most valuable company for investors to invest in.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhe Ji AU - Andy Rui Chen Lu AU - Jingyi Wang AU - Yijin Sha PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/15 TI - An Analysis of Determining the Most Valuable Company Based on Financial Analysis and Principal Component Analysis Methods BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2770 EP - 2778 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.451 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211209.451 ID - Ji2021 ER -