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C/HR/842. The business performance of Coca Cola and Pepsi between 2007 and 2009

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2450
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper examines the business performance of Coco Cola and Pepsi between 2007 and 2009. The external environment is analysed, focusing on the economic environment of the industry. An overview of the industry is provided and the driving forces are discussed, including changes in consumer taste and preferences and competition and pricing pressures. The next section performs a risk analysis focusing on maintaining consumer demand, damage to reputation, failure to maintain social and ethical standards, supply of raw materials, disruption to the supply chain, and market Risk. The paper also analyses the financial aspects of the Pepsi and Coco Cola using gross profit margins, return on assets ratio and dividend policies. The paper concludes by comparing summarising how comparable the business performance of Pepsi and Coco Cola was between 2007 and 2009. Appendices include full ratio analyses of both organisations.

 

KEYWORDS: Business performance, Coco Cola, Pepsi, external environment, economic environment, consumer taste, pricing pressures, competition, risk analysis, consumer demand, reputation, social and ethical standards, raw materials, supply chain, market Risk.,

 

S/F/274. Evaluation of financing the Mozal project and investment opportunity: case study Alusaf

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2650
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper analyses the financing of the Mozal Project in Mozambique, focusing on the investment from Alusaf, part of the Gencor group. The paper begins by evaluating the investment opportunity for Alusaf, by calculating the rate of return. The discount rate is analysed using the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), The Hamada formula and by identifying the cost of equity. Following this is an evaluation of the sovereign risk adjustment and cash flows and discounting. All of these are summarised to provide an investment recommendation for the company. The paper discusses the risks involved in the Mozal Project as sovereign, construction and operational risks. A summary is provided regarding the benefits of investment in the project.

 

KEYWORDS: Mozal Project, financing, investment, Alusaf, Gencor group, rate of return, discount rate, capital asset pricing model, CAPM, Hamada formula, cost of equity, sovereign risk, cash flows, discounting, construction,

 

C/F/946. Financial Analysis of EasyJet and Ryanair

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1600
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This paper performs a comparative financial report for EasyJet and Ryanair, two low budget airline companies. The paper begins by describing the general background and performance of both companies. The financial and ratio analysis discusses aspects like profitability, efficiency, liquidity, investment, and earnings per share. The paper discusses the limitations of the analysis, and concludes by stating the reasons why both Ryanair and EasyJet have seen a decline in performance between 2008 and 2009.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial report, Easyjet, Ryanair, low budget airline, ratio analysis. profitability, efficiency, liquidity, investment, earnings per share!,

 

C/F/945. Financial analysis of Sainsbury's

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1650
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

The paper uses the DuPont Model of financial analysis to evaluate the performance of Sainsbury’s for 2008-2009 providing information on the company’s key financial ratios, evaluating the quality of their accounting, and comparing the growth of Sainsbury’s with that of Morrison’s.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s,

 

C/F/944. Ratio analysis of Sainsbury Plc

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1450
ADD-ONS:
Ratio Analysis
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper reports on the financial performance of Sainsbury over the fiscal years 2006-2009 conducting analysis of their profitability, growth, and risk ratios. The trends in equity values in income, balance sheet and cash flow statements over the studied period are considered discussing the quality and quantity of the revealed information, and making comparisons with the performance of Morrison’s.

 

KEYWORDS: Sainsbury, financial performance, ratio analysis, Morrison’s,

 

C/M/1726. The role of financial information in decision making

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1150
ADD-ONS:
Financial Data
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

This paper is split into two sections, and the first of which critically analyses the statement ““If accounting is to provide useful information for decision making, […], it should recognise the constraints under which the users of information actually operate, and provide information accordingly” by Arnold & Turley. The paper aims to assess how necessary financial information is as a tool for decision making. The second section comes in the form of an excel spreadsheet that contains the budget from a case study, including the sales, production & raw materials, direct labour, and cash budget.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial information, decision making, budget, cash budget, direct labour budget, production & raw materials budget, sales budget,

 

C/F/920. Compass Maritime services, LLC: Valuing ships. Harvard Business School case study analysis

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1450
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This paper analyses the Harvard Business School case study ‘Compass Maritime services, LLC: Valuing ships’ by Benjamin C. Esty and Albert Sheen. This paper aims to analyse and compare two methods of asset valuation that can be used to value a ship. The first is comparable transactions, which is used to determine an asset’s value for sale. The second is regression analysis, which analyses the relationships between two or more variables. The paper evaluates two forms of this, simple and multiple regression. Conclusions are made regarding the importance of asset valuation.

 

KEYWORDS: Harvard Business School, Compass Maritime services, LLC: Valuing ships, asset valuation, comparable transactions, regression analysis, multiple regression, simple regression,

 

C/F/918. Financial analysis of Demast Leisure Plc

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1800
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This paper concentrates on Demast Leisure Plc, aiming to perform a financial analysis of the company in order to evaluate its attractiveness from a shareholder perspective. The first section performs a ratio analysis of the company, focusing on ratios like current and acid. The second section performs an investment appraisal for the company, and the last section aims to assess capital budgeting and working capital management at Demast Leisure Plc.

 

KEYWORDS: Demast Leisure Plc, financial analysis, shareholder, ratio analysis, current ratio, acid ratio, investment appraisal, capital budgeting, capital management,

 

C/F/917. Financial analysis of Newco: Newlook and Matalan merger

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2850
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper presents a financial analysis of Newco, a company formed from the merge of NewLook and Matalan, two fashion retailers. The paper begins by providing the background to both companies. This is followed by a temporal analysis, performing asset turnover, profitability, leverage, and long term debt ratio’s. The market overview is provided, focusing on the apparel industry in the UK. Next plc and Marks & Spencer plc are evaluated as the financial competitors, followed by an analysis of Newco’s proposed financial position and forecasting regarding the company. The paper concludes with recommendations for Newco.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, newco, newlook, Matalan, fashion retailers, temporal analysis, performing asset turnover ratio, profitability ratio, leverage ratio, long term debt ratio, apparel industry, Next plc, Marks & Spencer plc, financial competitors, forecasting, mergers,

 

C/F/916. Financial analysis of Domino's Pizza UK and Ireland's 2009 annual report

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600
DATE:
2010
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9.99 GBP

This paper presents a financial analysis of Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland, based on the 2009 report of the company. The paper begins by discussing the UK and international growth rates. UK and Ireland are then evaluated in terms of turnover, gross profit and operating growth trends, and profit and loss accounts. Through this the paper presents analysis of the balance sheet and loss account of Domino’s UK and Ireland. The paper concludes by discussing the liquidity ratio and gearing comparison within the industry.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, Domino’s pizza, UK, Ireland, growth rates, turnover, gross profit, growth trends, profit and loss accounts, liquidity ratio, gearing comparison,

 

C/F/911. Financial and managerial situation at Krypton Plc

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2550
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the financial position of Krypton Plc analysing their financial statements and ratios for 2004-2005, identifying risks faced by the company, and discussing the issues of audit, team management, investment in research and development, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial ratios, Krypton Plc, management issues,

 

C/F/908. Financial analysis of Raft and shareholder theory

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2900
ADD-ONS:
1 Attachment
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

The paper analyses financial performance of Raft over 2002-2007 presenting calculations of financial ratios discussing their dynamics. The concept of shareholder wealth maximisation is examined critically evaluating shareholder theory.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, Raft, shareholder wealth maximisation,

 

C/F/904. Starbucks during Financial Downturn

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4150
DATE:
2010
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49.99 GBP

The paper reports on the financial performance of Starbucks during the economic and financial recession of 2008-2009 examining the impacts of the recession on the company, comparing Starbucks with their competitor Costa, and suggesting recommendations about strategic approaches that could enhance their performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Starbucks, Economic and Financial Downturn, Costa,

 

C/F/901. Financial and strategic analysis of Arriva Plc

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2700
ADD-ONS:
Appendices
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper presents an equity report in Arriva Plc, a UK based transport operator. The paper begins by describing the strategy and outlook for the company, followed by a PEST analysis to evaluate the industry outlook. A SWOT analysis is performed, as well as a Porter’s Five Forces analysis to discuss the threats facing the company. The paper also discusses financial ratios and valuation range based on asset and market basis, focusing on The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), in order to perform a financial analysis. The paper also includes two excel spreadsheets containing the five year average ratio report, and data from the WACC formula, the discounted cash flow (DCF) model and the asset based valuation.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, strategic analysis, Arriva Plc, transport, PEST, SWOT, Porter’s Five Forces, valuation range, The Weighted Average Cost of Capital, WACC,

 

C/F/900. Financial ratio analysis of Tobermoray Ltd

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3100
ADD-ONS:
Ratio Analysis
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
39.99 GBP

This paper presents a financial ratio analysis of Tobermoray Ltd, a retail company. The analysis is conducted in order to evaluate their expansion program, focusing on profitability, asset utilisation, solvency, gearing and investment. Each area of performance is discussed, in great detail, and the paper follows by recommending further areas of analysis using tools like SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces. The paper concludes by explaining the limitations of the ratio analysis are highlighted. This paper also includes an excel spreadsheet containing the ratios and formulas used for this paper.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial ratio analysis, Tobermoray Ltd, retail, expansion, profitability, asset utilisation, solvency, gearing, investment, performance,

 

C/F/899. Sainsbury's and Morrison: Pre-valuation Analysis and Performance Benchmarking

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2400
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Calculations
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

The paper examines the performance of the UK food retailers Sainsbury’s and Morrison presenting the profiles of both companies, and analyzing their financial dynamics during 2005-2009 to identify their profitability, growth trends, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: Sainsbury, Morrison, financial analysis, trend and growth,

 

C/F/893. Analysis of Valuation of Equity: Case study of FW Thorpe PLC

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2200
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper analyses a variety of frameworks used to help judge, value and forecast the equity values of a company, in order to compare their effectiveness and efficiency. The paper uses FW Thorpe PLC, a company that designs and manufactures lighting equipment, as the case study. The paper discusses Price/earnings ratio, Net Asset Value, and Discounted Cash Flow as the tools used to value equity. The implications of shareholders value, EMH, cost equity by CAPM, and the Gordon Growth Model are also evaluated.

 

KEYWORDS: Valuation of Equity, FW Thorpe PLC, Price/earnings ratio, Net Asset Value, Discounted Cash Flow, shareholders value, EMH, cost equity by CAPM, Gordon Growth Model,

 

C/F/890. Financial analysis of Procter and Gamble

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1700
ADD-ONS:
Ratio Analysis
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

This paper aims to evaluate Procter and Gamble, focusing on their performance from 2008-20010. The financial data can be used to analyse the company’s profitability and return. The use financial ratios like interest ratios, gearing ratios, and current ratios, can all be used to study the financial management of the company. Through analysis of this information, the paper also aims to examine the future business movement for the next 12 months, which can be done by looking at the share performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, Share Performance, Financial Ratios, Procter and Gamble,

 

C/F/886. Financial Analysis of Google

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1200
ADD-ONS:
Ratio Analysis
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper reports on the financial analysis of Google presenting an overview of the company and their activities, and analyzing their ratios over the period from 2007 to 2009.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, Google,

 

C/F/882. Financial analysis of Dell

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500
DATE:
2010
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9.99 GBP

This report is to analyse Dell’s company performance based on 3 financial years with the latest financial year ending January 2010. 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: Financial Analysis, Share Performance, Financial Ratios, Dell,

 

C/B/2901. PESTEL, Porter's 5 Forces, SWOT and financial analyses of Dell

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2450
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

This paper aims to explore and analyse the technology company, Dell. An analysis will be conducted using PESTLE, Porters 5 Forces model and SWOT, while also taking into account specifically financial ratios and share performance for 3 years with the latest financial year ending January 2010.

 

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

 

C/F/880. Concentration Ratio analysis of the UK grocery market

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2500
DATE:
2010
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29.99 GBP

This paper provides a concentration ratio analysis and HHI analysis of the UK grocery market. The paper provides analyses of ratios to assess the position of companies within the market, discussing Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Cooperative, and Morrison’s. The strategy behind the growth of Tesco is examined and the performance of the company is discussed. Performance ratios are discussed, including Asset turnover, revenue per employee, and inventory turnover ratios. The paper concludes with an overview of the topics discussed, and suggests that Tesco will remain the market leader and the market will stay oligopolistic.

 

KEYWORDS: Concentration ratio analysis, HHI analysis, UK grocery market, Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Cooperative, Morrison’s, Performance ratios, asset turnover, revenue per employee, inventory turnover, oligopolistic,

 

C/F/876. An analysis of Ratio Analysis: Case studies Tesco and Sainsbury

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3000
DATE:
2010
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39.99 GBP

This paper aims to explain the key financial tools available in literature, like financial ratios and share price performance. Tesco and Sainsbury are used as case studies to identify the differences in share price performance of both companies using both companies 2009 annual reports to source information. An overview of both companies is provided, as well as an evaluation of investment analysis. The paper performs liquidity, profitability, efficiency, financial leverage, and investment ratios. Investment considerations are detailed, such as Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and dividend policies.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial tools, financial ratios, share price performance, tesco, Sainsbury, investment analysis, liquidity ratio, profitability ratio, efficiency ratio, financial leverage ratio, investment ratio, corporate social responsibility, CSR, financial analysis,

 

C/F/875. Financial Analysis of Volkswagen

WORDS:
1000
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

This paper looks at the Corporate Strategy of Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. Finally, various financial and share performance ratios will be used to evaluate the company’s financial performance for the financial years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

 

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

 

C/B/2882. PESTEL, Porter's 5 Forces, SWOT and financial analyses of Volkswagen

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2600
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

This paper looks at the Corporate Strategy of Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. Using PESTEL analysis the paper examines Volkswagen’s general environment, followed by analysis of the company’s competitive environment using Porter’s 5 Forces. A SWOT analysis will follow, detailing Volkswagen’s internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats. Finally, various financial and share performance ratios will be used to evaluate the company’s financial performance. The financial years analysed in this paper are 2007, 2008 and 2009.

 

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