The overall costs of assets required for operating expenses has reduced as a percent of revenue. The financial health of the company is strong without a large reliance on long-term debt. As Coke has grown it has lost some efficiency in converting the assets into revenue, but has still managed to significantly increase income and retained earnings overall. Coke has established a good cash flow and has the ability to cover liabilities satisfactorily. In 1996 Coke did not have strong working capital.
Moreover, DOP started to deliver orders to customers by their small fleet of trucks (desktop delivery) when possible instead of using commercial freight. This approach would reduce the cost for delivery charge also. However, DOP’s costs continued to rise. With all saving from electronic orders and shipping cost, the company still experienced a loss. The problem is that the company’s existing pricing system is not working with its current operating environment.
* Diverse products Diverse products and revenue should help shield the business from shocks in any one part of their business. Different products have different characteristics. Those characteristics do not always match; therefore, a company can lower their risk by investing in a business with low correlations with other products. This lowers risk and increases the value of the business over the long-term. WEAKNESS: * Company size "Company Size" will have a long-term negative impact on this entity, which subtracts from the entity's value.
Sweatshops may exist in any country but are more commonly found in LEDC’s. Many of the clothes sold in retail outlets in MEDC’s are manufactured in factories in LEDC’s. In many industries, including the fashion industry, jobs have been lost in MEDC’s because goods and clothes can be produced (manufactured) cheaply and more efficiently in the poorer parts of the world. This is because manufacturing overseas is cheaper; the wages there are lower, due to lots of workers being available and there being no minimum wage. Therefore manufacturers make bigger profit.
A firm’s performance is negatively impacted because it hires fewer employees, which decreases output and profit. Consumers and taxpayers end up paying for such costs through higher prices. The ability of the United States to stay globally competitive is diminished, thus efforts to cut costs push many companies to send jobs abroad. In the long-term, members of a union also become affected due to changes in the market environment—e.g. new entrants, including foreign competition within the domestic boundaries, so they may have to adapt to such changes by accepting lower wage rates.
What is the project’s net present value? When attempting to finance a project, it is important to know the financial health of the company. The net present value aids with analyzing the profitability of a project. It demonstrates the difference between the present value of the cash inflows and the cash outflows (Titman, Keown, & Martin, 2011). When a negative net present value is obtained, it is a sure indicator that the firm should not continue to invest in a project.
(Points : 1) Service firms generally use fewer direct materials that manufacturing companies. Service firms' overhead accounts have slightly different titles (e.g., Applied Service Overhead). Service firms' finished jobs are charged to Cost of Services Billed instead of Cost of Goods Sold. Service firms' do not use a Work-in-Process account for contracts that are partially complete. 2.
However, due to limited financial and human resources as well as the risk associated, only one market entry at a time is feasible. Genicon’s Strategy As 80% of its business is derived outside the United States, Genicon’s strategy is clearly based on international expansion and growth in order to sell the premium-priced disposables. In this context and in regard to the limited human and capital resources it is critical to enter the right market. Market entry mistakes, high-up front costs, or long start-up times will jeopardize the continuity of the small company. Although, the products are categorized as premium-priced and high quality and economies of scale, due to the small size of the company, cannot be realized, production and distribution costs are relatively low.
Because of their consistently low prices on products, their competitors have lowered their prices in order to compete with Wal-Mart. In turn, this has driven overall prices down. Wal-Mart has also created many new jobs and increased tax revenues. Businesses that are located next to Wal-Mart stores have also benefited from them because customers who are shopping at Wal-Mart will stop at other businesses before or after shopping at Wal-Mart ("Walmartstores.com: Economic Opportunity"). Because of the impact Wal-Mart has had not only on the retail industry in the United States, but also globally, I think it is safe to say that Wal-Mart is a very secure company.
Recession occurs when people involved in business become more cautious and: * Customers cut back on spending, and start to save more * Manufactures and sellers cut back on their orders, produce fewer goods and start to cut back costs in general, including by laying off workers. Availability and cost of credit: People spend more when there is high demand for goods/services. In this case etisalat has the advantage of expanding their business. Many people will want to purchase numbers and different offers provided. A higher sales revenue will occur for etisalat which means the income the company receives from business activities, usually happen from sale of goods and services to customers.