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Finance Over the Last

Words: 1794 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Research Paper Paper #: 70414681

Net Income


Net Income


$964 million


$1.0 billion


$1.1 billion

("On the Ground Floor of Global Growth," 2010)

The average rate growth in net income is 6.5%. The below table is illustrating the different projections over the next three years.

Net Income Estimates


Net Income


$1.17 billion


$1.87 billion


$1.99 billion

("On the Ground Floor of Global Growth," 2010)

These figures are highlighting how the net income will be consistently increasing between 2011 and 2013.

Earnings Per Share









("Yum Brands," 2010) ("On the Ground Floor of Global Growth," 2010)

The average rate of growth for the EPS is 15.05%. The below table is: showing how these numbers are expected to increase in the future.

Earnings Per Share Estimates









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Mathematics Derivatives Derivatives An Explanation

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The origin is defined as the point (0, 0), or "X is zero and Y is zero."

If one plots two points on a graph and draws a line between them, then imagines an object following the line starting on the left and going to the right, one can see that the location of the object, which is also a point, is changing as it follows the line. Namely, the X values are increasing (because the object is going from the left to the right), and the Y values are doing whatever the line is doing. In the example shown, the Y values are increasing, because the numbers are getting higher and higher -- that is, according to the proper vocabulary, they are getting more and more positive.

In this case, a derivate is the answer to the question, "how fast are those values changing?" or, "for every time the…… [Read More]

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Valuation Acquiring a Company Is

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In general, P/E valuation is a common and reliable method for appraising a company's value, but, as with any method, caution must be exercised.

Discounted cash flow

The discounted-cash-flow method is arguably the most complex valuation model discussed in this paper, but it is often considered reliable because it considers a company's post-sale prospects (Calculating Discounted 2005). In the case of the previously discussed over-valued, it is easy to see where a potential buyer would eventually develop a cash-flow problem. The company is barely profitable, and it's going to take $5 million to purchase the company, likely creating some debt to be serviced. Perhaps a company with multiple business units would be capable of servicing that debt through the performance of the other units, but clearly the business being acquired could not service such debt through its own cash flow.

The discounted-cash-flow method works well because one of the…… [Read More]

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Businesses Engaged in the 'Transfer

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In contrast with the mutual funds, 'Mutual funds trade hundreds of stocks in many unrelated industries, with very little of the total portfolio in any single stock. By contrast, when a company expands into a new area, its portfolio consists of two stocks, typically 90% in the core operation and 10% in the new businesses' (Tirole, 2005). The diversification in majority of the cases is responsible for lower return and maximal risk factor. Researchers have observed that there is possibility of higher failure rates and lower returns for unrelated acquisitions than for related acquisitions. When the company acquires businesses in their own industry, it is observed that lowest failure rates and highest returns phenomenon occur. The reason why the diversification into unrelated business is considered to be risky is that the corporate is unfamiliar about the industry itself, and therefore the corporate is likely to overlook critical risk factors during…… [Read More]

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Harvard MBA Management Statement Personal

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Therefore, many of those whose homes are most at risk are victims of their need to live beyond their realistic financial means, mainly for the sake of living up to a social image and impressing their neighbors.

In principle, the issue pointed out by Einstein applies equally to "overly ambitious" first home buyers in the half-million dollar range as to Wall Street debt traders for whom that same amount represents the price of water craft more than primary residences. Obviously, the comparison was not something completely foreign to me before, but the words of Einstein impressed the idea on me in a more meaningful way nevertheless, especially in combination with some of his other observations, such as:

The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.... Never regard your study as…… [Read More]

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Compass Group Marketing Strategy Case

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There is also the threat that given the significant inefficiencies in Compass Group that the risks of currency fluctuations could become very significant over time, especially as the dollar loses value and yet suppliers and logistics networks must be paid in this currency. Simply put, the price of food and the costs of running a global supply chain in perishable goods is exorbitant when currency fluctuations are also taken into account (Buzalka 2005, 46,48). To date there does not appear to be any benchmarking of sourcing, procurement, labor or inventory carrying and obsolescence costs, all factors that are major threat to Compass Group operating throughout North America and in the UK. All of these risks are in addition to the acute financial condition the company finds itself in during this period, with Net Current Assets as a Percentage of Total Assets (Table 1) negative throughout the five-year periods. This is…… [Read More]

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Hedge Fund Management Technique the

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2.3: Theme I: This study's first theme defines hedge funds and presents a synopsis of their history.

2.4: Theme 2: Ways hedge funds compare to mutual funds are noted in this section, this study's second theme.

2.5: Theme 3: segment denotes techniques hedge funds utilise in investing.

2.6: Theme 4: A number of ways rising and falling markets impact hedge funds, this section's theme links to the thesis statement for this thesis/Capstone.

2.7: Analysis: The analysis section presents a number of pertinent points retrieved from the reviewed literature.


3.1: Introduction: This final chapter's introduction reviews the original study aim and objectives presented at the start of this thesis/Capstone, relating to hedge funds techniques. This section also recounts this study's thesis statement.

3.2: Discussion: During this segment, this researcher relates final considerations regarding hedge funds techniques, cross-referencing several points the reviewed literature noted. This researcher also…… [Read More]

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Elring Klinger AG Elringklinger Is

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That core operation accounted for 94.5% of the group's profits in 2007. This compares with 93.3% in 2006; 90.9% in 2005; and 89.1% in 2004. In 2007, the ErlingKlinger AG subsidiary accounted for 58.6% of the group's revenues. All told, the AG subsidiary's net margin was 21.2%, compared with 13.2% for the group. Exclusive of AG, the group's net margin was only 1.7%. Thus we can extrapolate that the core AG business is the main profit driver for the ErlingKlinger Group. The remaining subsidiaries contribute little in the way of profit to the company.

The statement of cash flows reveals that ErlingKlinger has continued to grow its operations in the past year. Growth in cash from operating activities was 10.4%. The company made significant investments in property, plant & equipment and investment properties. These investments increased 94.6% in 2007, driving growth in total cash outlay for investments to 117.1%. The…… [Read More]

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Westfield Group

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Internal Environment

The Westfield Group's success is predicated on its many strengths. One of the key strengths from which Westfield derives competitive advantage is its human resources program. One of the key competitive drivers in the industry is knowledge, so Westfield has made the development of knowledge, information and wisdom a cornerstone of its strategy. The company not only strives to identify, attract and hire the best talent, but it also has extensive programs in place to bring that talent along. There is a detailed training program, for example. The goal of Westfield's human resources strategy is to grow and nurture key staff members. The firm believes that wisdom derives from experience, and therefore seeks to have executives with a significant amount of work experience and a long tenure with the company. Supporting the human resources strategy are tactics of open communication, fostering diversity, and encouraging the free flow of…… [Read More]

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Financial Analysis Background on the

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In the case of 'Bridge Quay Pasta Palace', the current ratio is obviously too high. Indeed, the value has gradually decreased since 2006, but its value is still significantly high. In 2006, the current ratio was 5.69, which is more than 5 times the recommended value of the current ratio. In 2007 and 2008, this has decreased to 4.10 and 4.22 respectively, still significantly above 1.

Looking at the company's balance sheet, the problem seems to be with the accounts receivable and the conclusion that can be drawn is that the company is not collecting its money efficiently. Given the nature of activity of this company, as a restaurant, one can understand that, perhaps, the management is not collecting all dinner bills or something similar. However, the conclusion is that this is something that affects its short-term financial stability.

The quick test, calculated in a similar manner, but removing the…… [Read More]

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Honda Motor Company NYSE Hmc

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Major markets are saturated with products. Because of high fixed costs in the industry, exit barriers are high. Competition has kept margins relatively low, so Honda must move volume since they do not have sufficient differentiation to leave the mass market category. Overall, the outlook for the automotive industry is weak for the coming years.

One environmental consideration however is with respect to higher fuel costs. While this represents a threat to most industry players, Honda has been at the front of the curve in terms of developing automobiles that utilize alternative fuels. They also have a core competency in developing automobiles with excellent mileage. Indeed, Honda's initial success in the North American automobile market was in marketing its fuel-efficient compact cars in the wake of the oil crisis in the early 1970s.

By the end of that decade, Honda has won enough market share to open a manufacturing operation…… [Read More]

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Recession a Mirror Recession Has

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"Construction -- which was a substantial component of investment -- fell because the housing stock exceeded the demand after 1925. " (Temin 9) Termin goes on to say that

Consumption fell because wages, other income, and capital gains all fell, with the fall in wages having the largest effect. Business investment fell because profits fell and -- to a lesser extent -- because the yield on equities rose. Residential construction fell because the stock of housing four years previously was high. Inventories fell because sales fell. But wages, profits, and sales all fell because consumption and investment fell." (Temin 49)

All of these cascading events could and to some degree are occurring today and the cascading effect will likely result in economic fears and realities, "…under freely-competitive capitalism, periods of boom and overproduction were followed by downturns which 'corrected' prior imbalances via falling prices" (Burkett 60) All of the economic…… [Read More]

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Executive Level Financial Report CFO

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In order to analyze the financial stability and health, several important liquidity and debt ratios are necessary. The current ratio, comparing the current assets to the current liabilities in a company, was 0.95 in 2007, decreasing gradually from 2004. It is generally recommended that this ratio is 1 or higher, however, 0.95 is a value close to that, giving a good reflection of the company's short-term financial viability. This is also important because any liquidity problems can then translate into bigger medium and long-term financial problems.

The financial leverage of the company, along with the debt to equity ratio, has, however, increased significantly from 2005 to 2007. In 2005, the financial leverage was 1.98 and the debt to equity ratio 0.40, while in 2007, the financial leverage was 2.91 and the debt to equity ratio 0.93. This shows that the company is starting to rely from on bank credits and…… [Read More]

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Accounting Principles GAAP Are Important

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However, net income has more extraordinary items included, which means that for Kraft cash flow from operations is the more accurate of the two.

I predict that Unilever will continue along its steady growth path. The company has grown slowly but steadily in revenues in the past five years, averaging 2.2% growth in that span. Given the challenges in the economy, I also predict that Unilever will increase its debt level. The balance sheet shows that the company increased its debt in 2008, to the highest level since 2005. This reflects difficult operating conditions. The 2009-year was also expected to be difficult, and this will reflect mainly on the balance sheet, rather than on revenues.

For the past two years, Kraft has held its COGS and its SGA expenses stable as a percentage of revenues. This has allowed the company to have bottom line stability as well. I predict that…… [Read More]

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International Finance the Reasons on

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This process of investors selling U.S. assets may have already begun, as the dollar's value has declined significantly in the past year (Bivens, 2003).

b) Does it appear that the Asian currencies move in the same direction relative to the dollar? Explain.

A new study released from the Peterson Institute for International Economics concluded that the dollar is still considerably overvalued against a number of Asian currencies, most significantly the Chinese renminbi and the Japanese yen. It is thought that the renminbi needs to go up by about 30% against the dollar and the yen should strengthen by about 20%. A number of other Asian currencies also need to appreciate substantially so the desired increases amount to much less on a trade-weighted average basis which is under 20% for the renminbi and only about 5% for the yen (Lien, 2009).

This study also found that the euro and the pound…… [Read More]

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Financial Research Report Company Overview

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The price is at its level of five years ago, when the external environment was much more favorable for Starbucks. The price of arabica has increased significantly and while Starbucks is a major buyer, it is not the largest buyer and does not have significant pricing power. The competitive pressure that has been applied by McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts and a host of imitators has not eased. Given this, margins can be expected to remain at current levels. While the company can still achieve more improvements with respect to its internal metrics, those are unlikely to drive the stock much beyond its current level. The key driver for Starbucks' stock in the coming years is going to be more dependent on foreign market growth than any other single factor. Foreign market indicators are not a cause for intense optimism. Dubai's default calls into question the long-term growth potential of the Middle…… [Read More]

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U S Macroeconomy Forecast GDP 2010 2011

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The U.S. economy is currently downshifting. Real GDP appears to be growing nearly 2% annualized -- at most -- in the current quarter. This rate is down from 3% during the first half of 2010 (before impending downward revisions), and 4% during the second half of 2009. Weakening support from the monetary and fiscal stimulus, the fading inventory rotation in manufacturing, and the consequences from Europe's debt crisis are an important aspect of the recovery (Zandi 2010).

Today, the job market is where we see the recovery's weakness. Conceptualizing from the temporary ups and downs of hiring associated to the U.S. census every ten years, job growth slowed down significantly from the spring.

One of the factors related to the slowing is layoffs by state and local governments lacking sufficient resources. There is also a reluctance from private companies to hire. Even though hiring has stabilized somewhat since the recession,…… [Read More]

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Business Aziz Industries Has Sales

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EBIT is $98,500 in this case. Now to find total interest, you have to find the interest rate and multiply it by the total loan. The business requires $565,500 of assets, so let us set our baseline at that. Multiply that by .075 (the interest rate) and one gets 42,412.5 total interest payable (in one year). Divide EBIT by total interest payable, and you get 2.3. Now the company needs to increase the TIE by decreasing the interest earned.

Simply set the total interest payable (the only changing variable) to x to get 98,500/x = 4.0. Divide by zero, divide by four, and you get $24,625 total payable interest. At 7.5%, the total loan would be $328,333. The debt ratio would then be $328,333 divided by total assets, 565,000. Which results in a .5 debt ratio.

3) LeCompte Corp. has $312,900 of assets, and it uses only common equity capital…… [Read More]

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Imports and Exports Trade Barriers

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2) Most currency today is fiat currency, meaning that it is implicitly backed by the strength of the issuing nation's economy rather than by stores of gold or goods. Currency is used to facilitate financial transactions between parties. The value of the currency is determined by the trade of the nation relative to other nations. Settling that trade requires a system wherein currency values are stabilized.

Gold was once the official reserve asset, but today foreign exchange assets serve as reserves. The United States, for example, holds Euros and yen as its foreign exchange assets while many other countries hold dollars. These reserves are recognized for payment between governments.

Governments hold reserves as a means of ensuring the stability of their own currency. The foreign exchange reserves increase or decrease on the basis of the balance of trade. So for example China has a trade surplus, and this can allowed…… [Read More]

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NYTS Internal Analysis

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New York Times

Leadership and Culture

The New York Times has a corporate culture based around a tradition of excellence. As the "newspaper of record," the New York Times has long been considered a leader in the industry, capable of setting trends and innovating. At the same time, the Times Company is also fairly conservative, because of its tradition of excellence. There is an expectation within the company of being the best. Integrity is held in utmost regard. These philosophies are incorporated in the company's "Rules of the Road," which include the usual components of integrity, creating shareholder value, good corporate citizenship as core values. Innovation and collaboration are among the traits in the rules of the road, in addition to customer service, respect, challenging oneself -- basic frameworks enshrined in strategy to various degrees (New York Times website, 2010).

Culture is not, however, specifically cultivated at the company as…… [Read More]

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Annual Reports for Two British-Based

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6%, versus 6.1% in 2008. The return on equity was -6.1% in 2009 and was 15.5% in 2008. The asset and equity levels were relatively stable for the two years, so most of the changes can be attributed to changes in the net income. To investigate those net income changes, the margins can be analyzed. The gross margin for 2009 was 3.14%; for 2008 it was 19.8% and for 2007 it was 21.1%. The net margin for 2009 was -5.7%; for 2008 it was 14.3% and for 2007 the net margin was 19.4%. What this indicates is that the decline in the profits and therefore in the ROE and ROA stems from a decline in operating profit.

For Ryanair, the operating revenues increased 8.4%, but the operating expenses increased 30.9%, leading to the sharp decline in operating profit. This focuses attention on the key cost drivers that contributed to this…… [Read More]

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Euro in Crisis

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When Draghi pledged to throw everything including the “kitchen sink” at the problem in the EU to sustain the Euro and the economy, it was still only a matter of time before even the kitchen sink failed to make an impact (Hildebrand, 2015). The problem in the European economy was precipitated by the fact that a number of nations simply did not belong in the EU and did not have the economic status to benefit from a common currency with other states, as Milton Friedman and other economists pointed out in the 1990s (Trumbull, Roscini & Choi, 2011). States like Greece, Ireland, Spain and Italy lacked the necessary clout to be anything other than a drag on a Union in which each state shared a currency. Greece had been brought into the EU under dubious pretenses and its debt bomb was now exploding. The ECB had to respond, along with…… [Read More]

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Ford Motor Company cash flow'statement

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The cash flow statement is the third major financial statement that is mandated by the Securities Exchange Commission. Every public company must produce a statement of cash flows that highlights the acquisition and disposition of cash, for operations, investment and finance. The cash flow statement can lend context to the income statement and balance sheet both, which makes it a valuable statement to examine. One key difference between the cash flow statement and the other two is that there are not many ratios with which to perform analysis. Analyzing the cash flow statement is a little bit more intuitive.
As with the other statements, the cash flow statement is produced to help provide transparency to an organization’s stakeholders, and assist with evaluating the financial condition of the company. There are key financial stakeholders such as the shareholders and the creditors, but many other stakeholders as well such as customers,…… [Read More]

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Spirit Airlines Milestone Three Business Opportunities

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Taking into consideration Spirit Airline’s current financial position and operational factors, a specific cost-cutting investment will be proposed in this paper. It is important to note, from the onset, that to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive business environment, entities must continuously embrace approaches that not only enhance their efficiency, but also reduce their costs. This is more so the case in the Airline business where competition for passengers continues to be tough – with entities adopting various strategies to win over the said passengers.
An ultra-low-cost carrier, Spirit Airlines remains one of America’s most competitive commercial airlines. To guarantee its place on this front, the airline ought to further cut its costs. This would effectively cement the airline’s position as the cost leader in the industry. In the words of Beers (2018), “the major expenses that affect companies in the airline industry are labor and fuel costs.”…… [Read More]

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Africa From Colonialism to Neocolonialism

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The Post-Colonial World Outlook in Africa: From Colonialism to Neocolonialism?


During the colonial era, vast regions of Africa and Asia were taken over and subsequently dominated by the more powerful western nations. In essence, the main agenda of colonialism was exploitative – with economically stronger nations seeking to exert control over weaker and less developed countries so as to exploit both their human and natural resources. Also, colonial powers deemed their colonies as viable markets for their products. The cultural and social aspects of the subjugated countries were affected and adapted in significant ways, with the said countries being forced to embrace the cultural, religious, as well as social ideals of the colonial countries. Most of the dominated countries got their independence back by way of concessions, compromise, or force – giving way to the post-colonial era. During the postcolonial era, former colonies attempted to claim their autonomy back,…… [Read More]

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BonneSante S A Case Study

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By using Exhibit 1 data, prepare the lessee accounting illustrations Monet requested. How well do the Chief accountant's assumed lease characteristics line up with the company's past lease term experience?

In accordance to IAS 17 Leases by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), there are two fundamental kinds of leases: finance leases and operating leases. The classification of every lease determines the accounting requirements. Under the preceding version of IAS 17, with respect to operating leases, the lessee is not required to recognize the asset being leased in the Balance Sheet. However, in August 2010, an Exposure Draft was issued by the IASB, which encompassed revising different changes to the IAS 17 (Hawkins, 2010). In general, the net result of the exposure draft was that lessees would be required to recognize a right to use asset together with a lease liability with respect to Lease Interest for all of their…… [Read More]

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Germanys economic policies

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Germany has established itself as a successful country with a growing and stable economy. In terms of its economic policies, since 2014 its score has fallen by .2 placing it into rank 5 within the international top ranks. Of its many efforts to stabilize the country, the most notable is increased regulation, meaning pension-system expansions and a minimum wage (). Along with economic policies favoring regulation, Germany has remained strong in terms of employment growth and export performance, allowing for low unemployment rates and rising wages. While Germany has improved and stabilized, the rising influx of refugees has put a damper on the country's ability to create new policies for the labor-market.

Regardless, there are many positives in Germany's economic policies that has boosted tax revenue. The boost also comes in terms of reduction of debt-to-GDP ratio even with rising debt. Germany has done an amazing job of successfully addressing…… [Read More]

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Dell Technologies financial analysis

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Part I. Company Overview
Dell Technologies Inc is a computer designer and marketer based in Hopkinton, MA. Dell is the third-largest computer hardware company by global market share. It holds a share of 15.9%, trailing HP (21.8%) and Lenovo (20.4%), but ahead of Apple (7%) and Acer (6.8%) (Dunn,2017).
Dell Technologies was created with the merger of Dell Inc and EMC Corporation. Dell Inc was founded by Michael Dell in 1984 in his dorm room at the University of Texas at Austin. The company's products were an immediate success, and by 1986 it opened a factory in Austin. The company rose to prominence in the industry, and by the time the Internet was born Dell was already a major computer manufacturer; the Internet boom allowed the company to launch into hypergrowth. Dell computers were for many years only available via ordering; there was no in-store distribution. This allowed the company…… [Read More]

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Applying to Medical Schools in the North East

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Essay 2: In what collegiate extracurriculars did you engage? (400 characters)
As Vice President of Phi Kappa Sigma, I co-managed the annual $30k budget, participated in 100+ hours of community service, volunteered for the Rutgers Dance Marathon, raised funds for the Embrace the Kids Foundation, and organized the annual Phi-Esta fundraiser for the Eric Legrand’s Foundation with several other fraternities. I also volunteered for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Essay 3: Did you work for compensation during college during the year or the summer? (300 Word limit)
Yes, every summer I worked full-time. During the summers of my undergraduate career, I worked at Selco Associates, a distribution and warehousing company. There I coordinated with management personnel to provide high quality customer service. I also managed apparel and footwear inventory for major companies and assisted in opening new accounts. This experience helped me to develop communication, organization, and problem-solving skills that I…… [Read More]

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Raising Capital in the Global Economy

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1. Would it be a good move for CF Industries Holdings to list its stock on Chinese stock exchanges? What are the possible advantages and disadvantages of such a move? Based on your analysis, what would you recommend to financial managers of CF Industries Holdings?
Based on CF Industries Holdings’ business operations, it can be considered a good move for the company to list its stock on Chinese stock exchanges. Notably, the company is a global leader in the transformation of natural gas into nitrogen. In particular, the chemical procedures that the organization utilizes make certain that there is nitrogen necessitated to support life on earth and this encompasses having products that eradicate harmful discharges from industrial activities. The company’s operations is a good prospect for foreign investors in China, a nation that is presently faced with problems of plenty of emissions in its environment from industrial actions. Therefore, by…… [Read More]

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American and European Financial Crisis of 2008

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The 2008 financial crisis is considered the worst economic disaster to ever affect the world since the occurrence of the Great Depression of 1929. The crisis led to the collapsing of the financial system in the U.S. and other countries in Europe. Millions of people lost their jobs on either side of the Atlantic because of the financial crisis. Different authorities responded differently to curb the crisis in their backyard. This paper looks at the similarities between the crisis in the U.S. and the one in the Euro Zone while also outlining the difference between the two regions.
In the U.S., the financial crisis was mainly caused by deregulation in the financial industry. Banks were permitted to engage in hedge fund trading with derivatives. As a result, banks demanded more mortgages to support the business. Most of the financial institutions in the U.S. created interest-only loans that became affordable to…… [Read More]

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Why Did the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Fail

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Trump Taj Mahal Casino has been acquired by STHM Management. However, for STHM to be successful where the former owners were unsuccessful requires them to understand the competitive environment, the past performance of the firm, and understand why the past failure occurred so they can avoid the same issues. This paper will address those three issues.

Market Analysis of Local, Regional, and National Competition

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino is located in Atlantic City, where there are currently 8 casinos, including the Taj Mahal (Atlantic City, 2016). The size of the industry is large; in August 2016 total winnings were $229,787,082, with the largest competitor being Borgata where winnings totalled $65,566,500 (Playnj, 2016). However, while there is a high level of competition, the industry in the area has been suffering, with four casinos closed in 2014 and in 2015 total revenues were down by 48% compared to 2006, which was…… [Read More]

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Financial Statement Analysis Case

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Audit Case

Overview of Current Situation'

ABC is generally in good health. The income statement shows that the company saw an increase in revenue for 2009, and this translated to an increase in net income. The company's expenses as a percentage of revenue were 13.6%, down from 15.1% the year before. COGS was 69.6% of revenue, versus 78.2% the year before. The company maintained a similar level of works-in-progress inventory over the course of the year, such that the improved operating performance did not derive from a decrease in inventory. Manufacturing overhead as a percentage of sales also declined. In essence, the improved profit performance comes from incremental improvements in cost control that had the cumulative effect of reducing the overall expenses as a percentage of revenue.

The balance sheet shows that the company's overall value has increased. The key increase here is an investment in new equipment. The value…… [Read More]

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Apex Printing Financial Statement Analysis

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Financial Analysis

Apex Printing has a generally healthy financial condition. First, the company is liquid, with a current ratio of 1.13. While this is down from the prior year, it is still at a healthy level over 1.0. The long-term debt-to-equity has declined in the past year. This might indicate that some of the long-term debt is coming due this year, so it is important to know what the precise structure of this debt is, but getting the LTD to equity ratio under 1.0 is a healthy sign for the solvency of Apex.

Apex has been able to improve its gross margin in the past year, which is a positive sign for its profitability. As a result, its net margin has also increased, meaning that it has contained its costs to a point where all of the increase in the gross margin flows through to the net margin. The result…… [Read More]

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ECIG and a Strategic Management Review

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Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG): Report on Strategic Management

Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) is a publicly traded (OTC:ECIG) company that specializes in producing, distributing and selling e-cigarettes, vaporizers, e-liquids, and related merchandise to consumers looking for an alternative smoking experience or a method to help them quit smoking traditional cigarette or tobacco products. ECIG develops and sells a number of brands including VIP, FIN and Vapestick in the UK, U.S., and Europe. The company uses non-traditional retail strategies, such as kiosks in heavy foot-traffic areas in England and the U.S. plus Internet-based retail outlets. The company is currently situated in a complex position -- for in the UK, the British government has promoted e-cigarettes as being 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes (Public Health England, 2015), but in the U.S., the FDA has adopted a much less favorable view of e-cigarettes and vaporizers, essentially deflating the market for them…… [Read More]

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Analyzing Boston Chicken Inc

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Boston Chicken, Inc.

Scott Beck founded Boston Chicken in the year 1989 with the business idea of operating and franchising food service stores with the company's conception to combine fresh, palatable, and alluring meals concomitant with customary home cooking with a high level of expediency and value. In essence, the company was attempting to generate the setting for a consumer of obtaining and accessing a home cooked meal at a price that is reasonable and economical and all in very minimal time (Grant, 1993). The case will be analyzed on the following aspects: the comprehensive assessment of the success factors and risk factors of the strategy employed by Boston Chicken and assessing the accounting policies used by Boston Chicken. The case analysis will also undertake a comprehensive financial evaluation to determine the performance of the company. There will also be an outline that will delineate the assumptions being made by…… [Read More]

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Walmart Compared to Target

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Wal Mart

Comparison of Financial Performance Results for WalMart

Comparison to Target

Financial Ratios for Walmart

Evaluation of Other Areas of Financial Analysis

Analysis of One year ratio of Walmart and Comparison with Target


Walmart has been in business for more than 50 years and at present has a footfall every week of more than 260 million customers in the 11,500 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and the e-commerce sites in 11 countries. The net sale of the company in 2014 was $476.29 billion. The company has 2.2 million associated across the world. The group recorded a net sale increase of 1.9% in the fiscal year ended January 30, 2015 and it returned $7.2 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases (, 2015).

Target -- Walmart's Competitor

Target offers perishables, dry grocery, dairy and frozen items and all food items comparable to traditional supermarkets. The company…… [Read More]

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The Marketing Project Phase

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Slice of Heaven and Associates

Tiny Homes Market Plan

Slice of Heaven Marketing Plan

Product Description

Value Proposition

Critical Issues


Macro Environment

Market Size and Growth

Market Trends

Target Market Segments

Competitive Analysis

Direct Competition

Indirect Competition


Marketing Objectives

Financial Objectives

Positioning Strategy

Product Strategy

Pricing Strategy

Distribution Strategy

Integrated Marketing Communications Strategy


Sales Promotion

Direct Marketing

Public Relations

Branding Strategy

Market Research


Break-Even Analysis

Sales Forecast

Expense Forecast


Marketing Implementation


Marketing Organization

Contingency Planning

Appendix 1 Positioning Map

Appendix 2 Marketing Organization

Executive Summary


Founded in 2016, Slice of Heaven is a community of small economic homes set in an urban setting that are both environmentally friendly and aligned with your values for low cost. We build small homes using recycled materials such as reclaimed lumber and generate power through the use of solar energy. Our homes are situated in a gated…… [Read More]

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To Expand or Not to Expand a Market Analysis

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Long-Term Investment Decisions

Raising Prices

Keeping prices inelastic is one way to ensure that a pricing strategy does not impact the reasons for a consumer's purchasing of the product. If price is elastic, it rises and falls with various factors that impact its cost -- and this in turn more than likely will have an impact on whether or not a consumer will buy (unless brand loyalty is the main reason for purchasing, consumers will buy when a product is offered at a "discount" price and move to a different or "off" brand when the price is higher) (Stone, 2010).

However, with products such as low-calorie frozen, microwavable food there is not likely to be a high degree of brand loyalty unless the product has shown itself to be significantly better than other products. Even then any price inflation could upset the consumer base and alter demand. Thus an inelastic…… [Read More]

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Assessing a Company S Quality and Performance

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OD Intervention Project

The entry process utilized will adopt a problem-oriented diagnosis approach. This is done by gathering all the relevant information about the problems that the company is having from as many and diverse sources as possible and then assessing the nature of the dilemma from this input and developing a new strategy to overcome it once this information is processed and the problem understood to its fullest. Problem-oriented diagnosis is a suitable approach considering the fact that the company is in need of direction and faces several hurdles in terms of reducing debt, meeting obligations with shareholders and stakeholders, and getting its products to market in a more efficient basis.

I will determine the organization's readiness for change based on its willingness to turn the page regarding management and writing off debt incursions. If the Board and stakeholders are truly ready for a change, it will show it…… [Read More]