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Congratulations! You have just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime to work as a senior financial advisor for
Warren Buffett. You will be responsible for conducting financial analyses on two companies Mr. Buffett is
reviewing, AMD and Intel, and providing recommendations for action to the CFOs of those companies.
In this assignment, you will evaluate several risk scenarios and make recommendations on how to position
the company for success by putting in place “reasonable” protections against downsides. To prepare for
(1) download and review the latest annual reports for both companies from the Investor
Relations page of each company’s website;
(2) read the Shareholder Letter and the Risks section
3) read the Morningstar Analyst Reports with particular emphasis on the Moat and Risk
A. Complete the Assignment 1 Worksheet to create risk profiles for both companies. The guidance
for this is found on pages 24-29 of The CFO Guidebook
B. Summarize your Analysis and Recommendations by addressing the following questions
i. Where is each company in its corporate lifecycle (startup, growth, maturity, or decline)?
ii. Based on your review of the analysts’ reports and the 10-K reports, which company
appears to have more risk? Why?
iii. Which categories of risk pose the greatest threat to each organization? Why?
iv. Which company has the stronger economic moat? Explain
.v. For the company that has the weaker economic moat, what two risk factors should they
prioritize to improve their risk mitigation and strengthen their competitive advantage?
Make specific reference to the applicable risk management tools discussed on pages 30-
63 of The CFO Guidebook.
A. Complete and submit the Assignment 1 Worksheet component of the Workbook, along with your
written work for Part B, .
B. Format your written responses for Analysis and Recommendation as follows:
• Typed, double-spaced, professional font (size 10-12), including headings and subheadings (to
identify main topics and subtopics), with one-inch margins on all sides.
• References must be included and provide appropriate information that enables the reader to
locate the original source.
o Application and analysis of course materials and resources is expected.
o At least one additional source beyond the course materials must be cited to support
your analysis and recommendations.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name,
the course title, and the date.
The maximum length is 4 pages, excluding your cover page, completed worksheets, and