Financial Analysis Task 1 Western Governors University Horizontal Analysis of Competition Bikes, Inc. In a horizontal analysis of years seven and eight it appears that though there was a reduction in net sales the cost of goods sold and gross profit all reduced at similar rates which indicate that as sales dropped overall materials cost did as well and that inventory was well managed. Selling expenses also change consistently which indicates the company made smart decisions around selling their products as demand declined. Lastly, the long term liabilities reduced which shows that the company did not take out further debt to finance operations. A couple of points to look at include the fact that utility expense increased 11% year over year.
Statistics state that the trade value of the U.S music market decreased 10.7% in 2009 due to the up rise in piracy. (IFPI Report) 1. In the 2011 IFPI report, under section 14 “Digital Piracy- Facts and Trends” it is stated, “Despite the surge by more than 1000% in the digital music market from 2004-2010, an estimated value of $4.6 billion, global recorded music revenues declined by 31% over the same period. The two figures powerfully illustrate how, in the face of piracy, even the most progressive strategy of licensing hundreds of digital music services has been unable to prevent the steady decline in the overall legitimate music market and that decline will continue unless action is taken.” B. The same database continues to give statistics about how there has been a steady decline in profits through album release and
According to Robert E. Scott and Christian Weller, “further increases in real short - term interest rates herald a slowdown.” Further evidence that suggests a recession was on the horizon was information released from the National Bureau of Economic Research that states, “A peak marks the end of an expansion and the beginning of a recession.”(The Business Cycle Peak, March 2001.) During an expansion, however the economy is experiencing normalcy, and during this period the economy is between a trough and peak. The National Bureau of Economic Research, however, defines a recession as, “ a significant decline in activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, visible in industrial production, employment, real income and the wholesale-retail trade.” (the Business Cycle Peak.) Therefore, when a peak date was determined in March 2001 it marked the end of an expansion that began in March 1991, and hence the beginning of a recession. This marked the end of the longest economic expansion that lasted ten years of rising incomes and employment.
Also, it can be seen the earnings per share were down by 12% and the return on average capital was down by 10%. However, net sales were up by 2%, and share holder’s equity was up by 25%. (About PPG, 2013) PPG Industries For The Year 2012 2011 2010 In Millions Except for per shares Current Assets $7,702 $6,694 $7,058
In 1080 there was 4.12% of the total electorate who were members of a political party. By the end of 2008, only 28 years later it dropped to 0.95%. Memberships of the Conservative party in particular the figures dropped from 1.20 million to 0.17 million, a drop of 1.03
Competition? Misguided strategies?) Princessa’s decline in sales was caused by a variety of reasons: - Canada was sliding into recession, following the economy crisis in the United States. 90% of Pricessa’s customers earned less than $45,000 annually and about half of these earned less than $25,000 annually. These low income people are likely to be affected severely by the recession, thus they would cut off their
We can conclude that they use FIFO because the inventory amount increases through 06 in 65% and then decreases in 07 by -13%. The rise in prices in 2006 is the reason why the inventory is more expensive because the increase in purchases was not as big as the increase in inventory price. If they used LIFO the inventory in 2006 would not have
Audi's global sales rose 8.3% to 1.58 million vehicles in 2013 however despite the increase in revenue, the net profit fell 7.7% ($5.57billion) and the operating profit margin fell to 10.1% from 11% the previous year. Based on this one could assume Audi is experiencing diseconomy of scale. But when you dig deeper into their situation the reasons for a lower net profit is not because of a “per-unit” cost of production which would truly mean they are operating as a diseconomies of scale. The true reasons appear to be because of their expansion investments. As per the article Audi “warned that profit would be hit by investment in new models and tougher climate regulation”.
During that time the Company experienced troubles and the revenue has fallen while debt taken on to finance mergers and infrastructure investment remained the same. Ultimately, the market value of the Company’s common stock plunged from about $125 billion in 2000 to less than $150 million as of July 1st 2002. Overall, more than $9 billion in false or unsupported accounting entries were made in WorldCom’s financial systems in order to achieve desired reported financial results. (WorldCom stock price) Quantification of Findings We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of WorldCom Corporation as of December 31, 1999 and December 31, 2000, and the related statements of income, cash flow, and stockholders’ equity for the period ended December 31, 1999 and December 31, 2000. During our review of the income statement we noticed that the Corporation mistakenly releases accruals and capitalize expenses that should be charged on expenses.