Dr. P.V. Viswanath
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PERC 2006 -- Pace Equity Research Competition
The Pace Equity Research Competition (PERC) is designed to encourage students to develop their equity research report writing skills. The performance of the winning team members will also be taken into account for selection in the Pace team representing the University in the NYSSA Investment Research Challenge (IRC), an area-wide competition, judged by a panel of high-profile experts. For more information on the NYSSA IRC, please click here.
Teams should consist of 3-5 graduate or undergraduate Pace students, who are currently registered. To register your team for the PERC competition, contact Prof. P.V. Viswanath at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is October 23. If you are interested and need more information, please contact Prof. P.V. Viswanath or Prof. Padma Kadiyala. You are responsible for forming your own teams; however, you may want to contact the the Graduate Finance Club (President, Siddhartha Bhattacharya) or the New York and Pleasantville branches of the undergraduate Pace Finance Club (for Pleasantville, contact Paul Kosinski, 1-914-597-8577; for New York, contact Jaclyn DeFonce). Check back regularly at this page for updated information on PERC.
Your team must analyze the G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. trading under the ticker symbol GIII on the NASDAQ Global Market, and produce an Initiating Coverage Research Report. According to the description on Yahoo, the G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. engages in the design, manufacture, import, and marketing of outerwear and sportswear for men and women in the United States.
Produce a research report consisting of no more than five pages of textual analysis plus supporting documents. Supporting documents, such as tables, may include no more than ten additional pages. The research report itself should have the following components, or other subheadings that include similar information: (You may include a cover page in addition to the page limits described above.)
Following these sections, you should have an Income Statement and a Balance Sheet for the company, as well as any other relevant statements or exhibits. The Income Statement and Balance Sheet, containing forecast estimates for the coming year(s) should be prepared in accordance with the NYSSA Report Model Template. The report must also contain a Market Profile, prepared according to the NYSSA Market Profile Template.
A copy of the NYSSA template is included here for your guidance.
You must also be ready to make a fifteen minute oral presentation ready with PowerPoint Slides. The last date for submission will be November 13.
In addition, please submit a document showing the distribution of effort amongst team members, as well:
You will need to submit the following items on November 13:
There will be several workshops offered both at Pace and at NYSSA to help PERC participants. Click here for more information.
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