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C/F/861. A report on Lloyds Bank's business environment

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2400
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper evaluates the business environment for Lloyds, a well known UK bank. The paper introduces the company’s current position, and introduces the three forms of strategic analysis that will be used to evaluate the bank, Ratio Analysis for 2005-2008 years, SWOT analysis, and Porter’s Five Forces analysis. The paper concludes with a discussion of the future of the company.

 

KEYWORDS: Lloyds Bank, Ratio analysis, SWOT analysis, Porter’s Five Force’s analysis, banking, business environment,

 

C/F/851. Financial performance analysis of Tesco and Sainsbury's

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2650
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

The paper examines the financial performance of the UK retail companies Tesco and Sainsbury presenting their equity investments analysis, an overview of the UK economy during 1985-2009, an overview of Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s business models and performance during 2000-2009, and financial ratio analysis of Tesco for 2006-2009 comparing their indices with those of Sainsbury’s.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial performance, financial analysis, Tesco, Sainsbury’s,

 

C/F/841. Financial Analysis of Burberry

WORDS:
1200
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

The paper presents a financial analysis of the Burberry Group (Burberry) for 2006-2009 providing background information about the company, and analyzing relevant ratios calculated from the company’s financial statements. The problems faced by the company are addressed discussing the effects of inflation on their prices and performcance.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, Burberry,

 

C/F/837. Financial analysis of British Airways

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2200
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

The paper presents a financial analysis of British Airways (BA) reporting on BA ratios over 2007-2009 including current ratios, quick ratios, net and gross profit margin, return on capital employed (ROCE), earnings per share (EPS, etc. Conclusions are made about the current financial health of BA.

Updated version of this paper is available here:  C/F/1032. Financial analysis of British Airways
 

KEYWORDS: British Airways, financial analysis,

 

C/F/833. Ratio analysis and share analysis of Microsoft Corporation

WORDS:
1800
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This paper looks at Microsoft Corporation, one of the leading IT firms in the world. It tries to understand the financial performance of the company by doing a comprehensive analysis of its financial ratios and share performance for 2007-2009 years. Microsoft Corporation is being analysed using liquidity ratios, leverage ratios, turnover ratios and profitability ratios. The study also tries to identify the main parameters that tend to influence its financial ratios. Much of the study is based on the company’s performance during the past three years.

 

KEYWORDS: Microsoft, Ratio Analysis, Share Analysis,

 

C/F/832. Analysis of financial ratios and share performance of Compass Group

WORDS:
1500
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This paper looks at Compass Group, a well established foodservice and support services company based in Britain. It analyses the firm’s financial ratios for 2007-2009 years, making a critical judgement on the companies’ performance, areas of potential vulnerability and prospects for the future. A similar evaluation is conducted on the firms share ratios, with a long term recommendations provided. The report will endeavour to establish emerging patterns in the firm’s performance and determine causal relationships between the ratios.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, ratio, share, compass, compass group,

 

C/F/831. Financial Report on Golden Agri-Resources

WORDS:
2000
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

The paper reports on the background and financial performance of the Singaporean company Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) providing information on their history, mission, products, etc., conducting SWOT analysis and financial analysis on the basis of financial ratios for 2007-2008, and making recommendations about investment in GAR’s shares.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial ratios, Singapore, Golden Agri-Resources, GAR, SWOT, financial ratios,

 

C/F/826. Financial analyses of Nokia

WORDS:
1000
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of financial ratios and share performance of Nokia between the financial years 2008 and 2009.

 

KEYWORDS: Share Performance Nokia,

 

C/B/2746. PESTEL, Porter's 5 Forces, SWOT and Financial analyses of Nokia

WORDS:
2450
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

This report looks at Nokia, the leading mobile communications devices manufacturer. It examines Nokia’s operations and its operating environment using a comprehensive PESTEL analysis, Porter’s 5 forces analysis and a detailed SWOT analysis. It goes further to cover a comprehensive financial ratio analysis of Nokia for the financial years 2008 and 2009 and an analysis of the company’s share performance over the past two years. All calculations are shown in the Appendix at the end of the work.

 

KEYWORDS: PEST, PESTEL, PESTLE, SWOT, Porter, 5 forces, TOWS, Nokia, Share Performance,

 

C/F/825. Financial analyses of Qantas

WORDS:
1250
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of financial ratios and share performance of Qantas for 2008-2009 financial years.

 

KEYWORDS: Share Performance,

 

C/B/2721. PESTEL, Porter's 5 Forces, SWOT and Financial analyses of Qantas

WORDS:
2450
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

This report looks at Qantas Airways Limited, commonly known as Qantas, one of the world’s leading Airline Company with a reputable brand. It uses PESTEL analysis to examine the environment which the company operates in and provides a detailed SWOT analysis, underlining the strengths and weaknesses of Qantas, opportunities that the company can take to gain competitive advantage and threats that could hinder growth or further development. The report also examines the competitive industry in which the company exists using Porter’s Five Forces. Finally, a comprehensive analysis of financial ratios and share performance of Qantas is provided.

 

KEYWORDS: PEST, PESTEL, PESTLE, SWOT, Porter, 5 forces, TOWS, Qantas, Share Performance,

 

C/F/824. Financial analyses of McDonalds

WORDS:
1550
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This report is to analyse McDonald’s company performance based on 3 financial years from 2007 to 2009. The financial data can be used to evaluate company profitability and return. Other than that, financial ratios like current ratio, interest ratio and gearing ratio could use to examine the company financial management. Finally, this report also examines the business movement in the next 12 months by looking at the share performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Share Performance, shares, financial analysis, ratio, McDonalds,

 

C/B/2685. Strategic and Financial Analysis of WH Smith

WORDS:
3850
DATE:
2010
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39.99 GBP

The paper reports on the performance of WH Smith PLC reviewing the company’s history and business divisions, describing the current situation in the UK retail oligopolistic market, identifying the risks faced by the company, evaluating their financial performance over 2005-2009, and providing investment recommendations with regard to the growth perspectives of the company.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, WH Smith,

 

C/F/808. Report on financial performance of Marks and Spencer

WORDS:
2050
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

The paper examines financial performance of Marks and Spencer (M&S) over 2007-2009 conducting analysis of their profitability, efficiency and liquidity ratios, investments and financial gearing. M&S performance is compared to that of Tesco making conclusions about profit margins of both companies.

Updated version of this paper is available here:  C/F/964. Financial analysis of Marks and Spencer
 

KEYWORDS: Marks and Spencer, M&S, Tesco, financial analysis, ratios,

 

C/F/806. Financial performance of Morrison's against Tesco

WORDS:
2800
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

The paper reports on the financial performance of Morrison’s over 2007-2009 presenting calculations and analysis of the profitability, liquidity, use of capital and investor’s ratios, and comparing them to the Tesco ratios and corporate governance reports covering the same period. Conclusions are made about the causes of Morrison’s lower performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial performance of Morrison’s, Financial performance of Tesco,

 

C/F/805. Financial Analysis of Fedex

WORDS:
2650
ADD-ONS:
Balance Sheet
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper presents an overview of Fedex financial performance, comprehensive analysis of financial ratios and comprehensive analysis of share performance. The factors influencing the performance of the company are identified based on a critical examination of the figures as well as the commentary provided by the organization in the annual reports 2007, 2008 and 2009

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, Starbucks, Share Performance, Financial Ratios,

 

S/F/258. SABMiller's and Diageo's performance in alcohol and beverage industry

WORDS:
4050
DATE:
2010
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49.99 GBP

The paper looks at the performance of two companies, i.e. the global brewer SABMiller and Diageo, a global producer and distributor of spirits, wines and beer. The history and background of both companies is described analysing their financial and market situation over 2007- 2009, business strategies, position within the alcohol industry, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: SABMiller, Diageo, alcohol and beverage, brewer, beer, spirits, wines,

 

C/F/793. Financial Analysis of Balfour Beatty

WORDS:
1500
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This paper presents an overview of Balfour Beatty financial performance, comprehensive analysis of financial ratios including profitability ratio, efficiency ratios and liquidity ratios and comprehensive analysis of share performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, Balfour Beatty, Share Performance, Financial Ratios,

 

C/B/2646. PESTEL, SWOT, Porter's 5 Forces analyses and Financial Ratios and Share price performance analyses of Balfour Beatty

WORDS:
4100
DATE:
2010
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49.99 GBP

The first part of this paper examines the business environments in which Balfour Beatty operates, via PESTEL analysis, followed by evaluation of its competitiveness in the construction and infrastructure industry in UK though Porter’s 5 forces analysis. Then, a SWOT analysis is undertaken to identify the strengths and weakness, and also to reveal the potential opportunities that Balfour would consider and underlying weakness that they should improve in the future. The second part of this paper evaluates the financial position of Balfour Beatty over the last 5 years (2005-2009) through various financial ratios analysis (Profitability, Liquidity, and efficiency), followed by the share price performance analysis over the past 5 years, together with the comparison analysis against both construction material sector and FTSE 250 index.

 

KEYWORDS: PEST, PESTEL, PESTLE, SWOT, Porter, 5 forces, TOWS, Balfour Beatty, Share Performance, financial analysis,

 

C/F/785. Jones Electrical Distribution. A Harvard Business School Case Study

WORDS:
2050
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

An analysis of the Harvard Business School case study, “Jones Electrical Distribution” by Thomas R. Piper and Jeffrey DeVolder, the paper assesses the difference between income statement, profit and cash flow profile and the resulting capital requirements. It also shows the relationship between sustainable growth rate, capital intensity and profitability. The study examines the rationale for increasing bank borrowing against the option of equity injections. The paper outlines the practice of ration analysis, financial forecasting and evaluating financing alternatives and highlights the difference between income statement profit and cash flow profile and resulting capital requirements in order to understand the relationship between sustainable growth rate, capital intensity and profitability. Developing financial projections under different profitability and net working capital scenarios is discussed.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial projections, financial statements, Harvard, case study, jones electrical distribution, profitability, capital intensity, sustainable growth, cash flow, banks, equity injection,

 

S/F/257. Tesco's performance in 2009 and 2008: comparative financial analysis

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2300
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

The paper reports on the performance of Tesco in 2009 comparing it to their performance in 2008 and presenting information on the company's growth, profitability, liquidity, position of the working capital, situation with the corporate governance, etc. Conclusions are made about Tesco's focus on overseas operation rather than the UK market.

 

KEYWORDS: Tesco, financial performance,

 

S/F/256. Analysis of value creation in Tomkins Plc

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3650
DATE:
2010
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39.99 GBP

The paper examines the performance of the UK engineering and manufacturing company Tomkins during the past decade exploring their methods of value creation for their owners. The concept of shareholder value is explained reviewing the efficient market hypothesis (EMH). Tomkins' business and financial strategies are described, their share price performance over 1999-2008 is evaluated, recommendations are suggested to Tomkins' management about possible improvements in their wealth creation.

 

KEYWORDS: Tomkins Plc, value creation, wealth creation,

 

S/F/255. Financial position and reporting of Associated British Foods Plc

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1700
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the financial position of Associated British Foods Plc (ABF) presenting information about the company's background, accounting policy, financial ratios for 2007-2008, etc. Financial analysis of ABF is conducted, concerns are expressed about ABF's European sugar business performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial position, Associated British Foods, ABF, financial analysis,

 

C/F/766. Financial performance evaluation of Astra Zeneca

WORDS:
1200
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the financial performance of the UK pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca during 2007-2008 presenting their ratio analysis and evaluating the company’s financial performance along the lies of their sales, profitability, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial evaluation, ratio analysis, Astra Zeneca,

 

C/F/761. Financial Analysis of Starbucks

WORDS:
1000
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

This paper presents an overview of Starbucks financial performance for 2007-2009 financial years, comprehensive analysis of financial ratios including profitability ratio, efficiency ratios and liquidity ratios and comprehensive analysis of share performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, Starbucks, Share Performance, Financial Ratios,