Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis

Review the attached article. Write a 3 page paper identifying and describing business opportunities that CSX Railroad should puruse and explain the cost/benefits of

these decisions. The paper should be 3 pages, 12 point font double spaced in APA format with an additional 1-2 pages of graphs or spreadsheets.

Discuss the incremental impact of a hypothetical, but reasonable, simple new investment project, such as a new product or facility or a cost-cutting investment, as an

initial step in thinking about the future.Be sure to address the following:

A. Based on your knowledge of this organization, what is a likely investmentit would consider and why?Be sureto describe the basic features of the investment as a

foundation for considering its potential financial impact.

B. Evaluate the approximate costs and benefitsof the investment you identified, explaining how these would affect your spreadsheet projections and business decisions.

Estimates are sufficient, but should be grounded in common sense and insight into the organization.

C. How does the potential investment affect budgeting and related business decisions? For example, does the investment involve significant cash spending this coming

year, followed by benefits in the following year? How might that affect short-term and long-term spending priorities? Does the benefit outweigh the cost?

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