Nalysing specific financial issues in Oxford Instruments PLC

1. Explain basically how the stock market works in specific in relation to public limited companies and also investors.
2. Explain the relationship between the firmas financial performance and investor values. This must include Gross and Net Profit ratios; ROCE and Market Capital values.
3. Discuss the gearing level of the firm and the issues of debt funding for an investor. This must include the gearing ratio.
4. Summarised analysis of investing in the firm analysed and the limitation of financial information in making investment decisions.

This will all be supported by research including obtaining the appropriate financial information for an organisation, and the use of and creation and interpretation of specific relevant ratios in supporting answers to the above questions.

Referencing Requirements:
Use of books, journals and companys statements.