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Goodyear Swot Analysis - 1,172 words
Generally increasing sales revenue since 1991 Dealer contracts that my be inhibiting Internet sales Sales declines in Europe, Asia, Latin America New international markets: China, India, Russia New international markets: Internet sales Size still matters and Goodyear has size. Its 1999 sales were $12,881,000,000 representing a one-year sales growth of 2%. Its net income was $241,000,000, a lot of money but a decrease of 64.7% from one year earlier. Despite that drop in net income, Goodyear paid a $.30 dividend. Its net income also beat Wall Streets expectations. It has become the world leader in tire sales as a result of its alliance with Japans Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Goodyear ranks No. ...
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Strategic Management Of Quaker Oats Company - 1,731 words
The Quaker Oats Company, officially formed in 1901, is currently undergoing massive reorganization, which will dramatically change its position in the industry. Over the last four years, Quaker Oats' returns have been consistently rocky. Quaker unloaded Snapple, its ice-cream toppings and condiments business, and its frozen bagel business 1997. The company has turned to an emphasis on its high performing products such as Gatorade and bagged cereals. Gatorade accounts for more than one-third of the company's total sales and claims over 80% of the US sports-drink market. Quaker is also a leading producer of granola bars, rice cakes, pancake mixes and syrups, and value-added grain products (Ric ...
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Financial Analysis - 1,135 words
1.0 INVESTMENT RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 1.2 P/E Ratio or Price / Earnings Ratio 2.0 PRIMARY OPERATING RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 3.0 PRIMARY FINANCIAL RATIOS GEARING AND LIQUITY. It can be suggested that accounting consists of identifying, measuring and communicating business information to facilitate judgements and decision making for the further future. This specific report is pointed at investigate National Grid Group Plcs report and accounts in order to decide whether someone should invest or not in this company. Someone, who is able to analyse this company, must have its Annual Report for at least two years, which will help the person, because it contains basic components l ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,293 words
FACTORS AFFECTING FINANCIAL HEALTH 3 Capital Structure and Capital Adequacy 3 Operating Cash Flows and Cost Structure 4 Asset Conversions Growing Broke 5 Asset Utilisation Efficiency/Turnover 5 Other Statistical Failure Prediction Models 10 Alternative Models - Artificial Neural Networks 12 A company trying to achieve its business plan faces problems similar to those faced by a driver embarking on a long trip. The likelihood that car and driver will reach their destination is dependent on: 1) how much fuel is in the car's tank upon starting out, 3) how many service stations will be available to refill the car's fuel tank along the way and 4) whether the car's fuel tank is large enough to co ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,245 words
... ntly, logit analysis has been compared to a more advanced analytical tool, neural networks. Research has found that the approaches perform similarly and should be used in combination (Altman, Marco, and Varetto 1994). Based on multiple discriminate analysis (MDA), the model predicts a company's financial health based on a discriminant function of the form: Z=0.012X1+0.014X2+0.033X3+0.006X4+0.999X5 X3=earnings before interest and taxes/total assets X4=market value of equity/book value of total liabilities The Z-Score model (developed in 1968) was based on a sample composed of 66 manufacturing companies with 33 firms in each of two matched-pair groups. The bankruptcy group consisted of com ...
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Lance Inc 1995 Analysis - 1,692 words
There are some trouble spots for Lance Inc., which is the bad news. The good news is that all of them can be fixed with some time and effort. Lance, once referred to as the largest snack food manufacturer in the U.S. bye Forbes saw some decreases in many areas of the company in fiscal year 1994. The company has shown might in the past. The might that is speak of is seen when looking at the competition that Lance goes to war with everyday in the supermarket and convenience stores. Lance puts its products up against the mighty conglomerates such as Frito-Lay owned by PepsiCo, Borden, Nabisco, and Eagle. Lance has long been a family oriented business, and remains that today. Lance has presented ...
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Traditional Industries Case Studies - 1,277 words
... used the installment plan) and cash outflows (Traditional compensated suppliers for equipment purchases up-front and paid the commissions to sales representatives at the time of sales). The company had liquidity problems in 1987 despite its optimistic statement in the Annual Reports Financial Review. According to the companys low liquidity we could predict even in 1987 that Traditional would have difficulties in repaying the companys debts later in the future. And that really happened in 1989 when the company was forced to obtain a loan from three of its directors. The quality of Traditionals earnings. With a high number in account receivables, Traditional needs to recognize their bad d ...
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Nike - 2,143 words
... nd recreate the very best performance product. The company that we know today as Nike (received this name in 1972) was formally known as Blue Ribbon Sports. Between 1957-1960, Bill Bowerman, a coach at the University of Oregon was handcrafting shoes for his runners, when he met Phil Knight an athlete at Stanford Business school. Knight, interested in breaking the domination of Germany over the United States athletic shoe industry, thought it would be logical to do so with high-tech exports from Japan. In 1962, Knight traveled to Japan to meet with the Onitsuka Tiger Company. By 1963, Knight was receiving his first shipment of 200 Tiger shoes. In 1964, Knight and Bowerman both contributed ...
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