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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
PRICE:
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
PRICE:
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
PRICE:
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

WORDS:
2300
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
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

WORDS:
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

WORDS:
1700
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
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
PRICE:
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,

 

C/F/760. SWOT, PESTEL and Porter's 5 Forces, Financial and Share Performance analyses of EasyJet Vs. Ryanair

WORDS:
2850
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

This paper compares and contrasts EasyJet Vs. Ryanair, two of UK’s leading low cost airlines. It examines the environment in which the two airlines are operating with the help of the PESTEL analysis and then goes on to scrutinise the attractiveness and competitiveness of the airline industry that they are operating in, by using Porter’s Five Forces analysis. Two SWOT analyses is undertaken to highlight the companies’ strengths and weaknesses and to reveal any opportunities it can capitalise on and threats it may encounter in the process of further development. The author also carries out an analysis of the financial standing of the two companies through Profitability, Rate of Return, Liquidity, Gearing and Working Capital ratios for 2008-2009 financial years. The paper also provides analysis of share performance of both companies via Earnings per share ratio, Dividend per share, Dividend yield, Dividend Cover and Price Earnings Ratios to arrive at a conclusion on which company is the better of the two.

 

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

 

C/F/759. Financial Analysis of BP

WORDS:
1000
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

This paper presents an overview of BP financial performance, comprehensive analysis of financial ratios and comprehensive analysis of share performance.

 

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

 

C/F/756. Comprehensive Analysis of Financial Ratios and Share Performance of Google

WORDS:
2000
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

The scope of this report is to analyse the financial health of Google, the pinnacle search engine in the present times. It proceeds by giving a brief introduction of the company Google Inc, then heading onto the detailed assessment of financial ratios for 2007-2009 financial years such as Profit Margin, Return to Equity, Return to Assets, P/E Ratio and EPS as well as share performance. Lastly, it tells about the overall financial condition of the company with respect to the analyses and results (ratios and share performance).

 

KEYWORDS: Google, Google Inc, P/E ratio, EPS, Profit Margin, Return to Equity, Return to Assets, Share performance,

 

S/F/254. Financial Statement Analysis of EasyJet

WORDS:
1000
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

This paper examines the financial statement ratio analysis of the low-cost airline EasyJet. A financial ratio is the relationship that indicates the performance of each activity in the company. The paper also considers the company's strengths (competitive prices, wide choice) and weaknesses (heavy reliance upon people and technology, and thus possibility of strikes and technical faults), and offers an evaluation of the past two years' performance and assumptions on the factors influencing future performance. The results are based on the financial statement for 2008-2009. The paper looks at four key areas: profitability, liquidity, efficiency, and shareholder ratios. The future is also explored, in relation to projected economic demand for air travel, and macro-economic conditions beyond the company's control.

 

KEYWORDS: EasyJet, financial statement analysis, profitability, liquidity, efficiency, macroeconomic factors,

 

C/F/746. Financial analysis of Easyjet

WORDS:
1100
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper examines the financial performance of Easyjet analysing their ratios over 2008-2009, discussing the types of finance used by the company, and considering the factors that may affect Easyjet’s future performance.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, financial ratios, Easyjet,

 

S/F/253. Financial analysis of Hewlett Packard

WORDS:
4200
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
49.99 GBP

The paper presents financial analysis of Hewlett Packard (HP) evaluating their ratios, sources of finance and capital structure for 2006-2007, examining HP dividend policy and capital expenditure over 2003-2007, highlighting the risks faced by HP, discussing their acquisitions, investments, share prices, and business strategy.

 

KEYWORDS: Hewlett Packard, financial analysis,

 

C/F/735. Financial analysis of Bellway Plc

WORDS:
1300
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper reports on the position of the UK house builders Bellway Plc presenting the profile of the company, reporting on their financial achievements during the fiscal year ended July 2008, and conducting financial analysis of the ratios and share prices over the year in question. Conclusions are made about the financial health of Bellway Plc in spite of the credit crunch.

 

KEYWORDS: Bellway Plc, financial analysis, financial ratios,

 

C/F/726. Financial analysis and corporate strategy of Cadbury

WORDS:
5100
DATE:
2010
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59.99 GBP

The paper looks at the financial position and corporate strategy of the UK confectionery Cadbury providing background information about the company and conducting their Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis, analysis of financial ratios for 2006-2008, and PEST analysis of the confectionaries’ industry. Recommendations are suggested about the future strategic directions of the company.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial analysis, corporate strategy, Cadbury, confectionaries, Porter’s Five Forces, PEST, SWOT,

 

C/F/724. Financial Analysis of Lloyds TSB Group & HBOS merger

WORDS:
4950
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
49.99 GBP

The paper looks at the financial aspects of the acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB Group. The stages of consumer loan appraisal in commercial banking are reviewed, financial analysis of Lloyds TSB Group performance in 2004-2008 prior to the merger is conducted, HBOS lending policy before the merger is examined concluding that Lloyds overpaid for HBOS and took on the financial burden of the target.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial Analysis, Lloyds TSB Group, HBOS, merger, acquisition, consumer loan, commercial banking,

 

C/F/722. Financial Analysis of Trifast

WORDS:
3750
DATE:
2010
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39.99 GBP

The paper looks at the financial performance of Trifast, a company operating in the assembly industry, analysing their key financial ratios and the financial statements for 2008-2009 including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Conclusions are made about the impact of the current economic downturn on the financial performance of the company. The paper has no references.

 

KEYWORDS: Trifast, financial ratios, financial statements, financial performance,

 

C/F/720. Financial analysis of Bellway

WORDS:
1100
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper examines the performance of the UK house building company Bellway briefly describing their profile, addressing the issues of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), conducting financial analysis of the company’s ratios in 2007 and 2008, and providing recommendations about the investment into Bellway.

 

KEYWORDS: Bellway, financial analysis, financial ratios,

 

C/F/713. Financial Analysis of PepsiCo Inc.

WORDS:
800
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
9.99 GBP

This paper looks at PepsiCo Inc., a world renowned food, snack and beverage company whose multi-product portfolio includes powerful mega brands such as Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Mountain Dew, Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade. This paper provides financial analysis of PepsiCo Inc for 2006-2009 and compares it with Coca-Cola.

 

KEYWORDS: PepsiCo, Pepsi, financial analysis,

 

C/F/711. Supplementary techniques of measuring companies' financial performance

WORDS:
750
DATE:
2010
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9.99 GBP

The paper examines quantitative techniques used to measure a company’s financial performance in addition to accounting ratios analysis, i.e. trend analysis, horizontal analysis and vertical analysis. Additional qualitative measurements of the company’s performance are described including reports on the sources of funding, directors’ reports, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: financial performance measurements, financial reports,

 

C/F/710. Financial analysis of SIG and the use of international standards in financial reporting

WORDS:
1900
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

The paper examines financial accounts of SIG Plc for 1998-2008 presenting analysis of the company’s ratios and their operating efficiency, profitability, etc. The reasons behind the use of international standards in the financial reporting are explained.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial ratios, SIG, international standards of financial reporting,

 

C/F/707. Market position and financial performance of WS Atkins Plc

WORDS:
4100
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
49.99 GBP

The paper looks at the financial performance of the UK engineering design and consultancy firm WS Atkins providing information on their market position and business strategy during the current economic downturn, conducting their SWOT analysis and analysis of financial ratios for 2007-2009, and discussing the evolution of the company’s operating margins in 2008 compared to 2007.

 

KEYWORDS: financial performance, WS Atkins, SWOT,

 

C/F/695. Tesco vs. Sainsbury's – Financial Performance Analysis

WORDS:
1500
DATE:
2010
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

J Sainsbury plc and Tesco plc are two of the biggest food retailers in the UK with market share of 16% and 31% respectively. This paper examines their financial performance over the last three years 2007-2009 as it identifies trends, compare their performance to each other and the industry average. The main analytical technique used for the purpose of the paper is ratio analysis including most the profitability, performance and financial stability measures. The report also provides brief overview of the capital markets performance of the companies. Latest share information would also be examined briefly.

 

KEYWORDS: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, financial analysis, profitability, efficiency, performance,