PepsiCo has shown the best current ratio and is able to pay off their debts, which Coca-Cola does not have that and is struggling to pay off their debts. However, Coca-Cola has a higher retained earnings percentage, which means that it is able to have funds available for future growth of the company. The hope for both companies is to provide their financial statement with better information presented over their competitor giving the ability to earn more investors. PepsiCo and Coca-Cola do not need to be at war with each other as they have what it takes to get people to use both products, no matter what. Keep in mind, that it is the people’s choice whether or not to support a company and decide whether to invest in the company not competing against each
The energy beverage companies are targeting same group of people as Red Bull and it is hard to make significant increase in profit. To make more profit companies should target diverse types of consumers to differentiate your company from the other companies in the same branch. The heavy consumers of energy beverages are consist of males between 12 and 34 ages. In this market is high brand loyalty which means that average consumer is limiting his/her choice to only 1.4 different brands. The convenience stores and supermarkets are the dominant off-premise retail channels for energy beverages.
Outsourcing brings proven benefits in the form of economic leveraging, increase in the quality of products and it provides a number of opportunities to less developed countries. For example in recent times, Americans are overwhelmingly supporting the major retail stores like Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart. The reason behind this consumer loyalty is that it has become much easier to shop at these locations rather than the local mom and pop stores located on the corner of most neighborhoods. The benefit is that you can purchase everything on your shopping list from one location, saving you time, money and gasoline. In a highly competitive business world, on a firm’s priority list is the subject of increasing profit and reducing cost.
Even though the Brita products are a bit more expensive, people are willing to pay at that price for greater tasted water. Since Clorox is so successful, they have a significantly large marketing and R&D budget and that is where Clorox’s advantage is against their competitors. Clorox can further use this advantage. For example, Clorox can increase their advertisement either on TV or radio to attract new customers and to gain brand recognition. Clorox can also put more efforts on designing new
Second, the annual CSD consumption rate grew 3~7% during the 1980s and early 1990s, so the CSD industry gained more and more profit each year. Third, Cola and Pepsi fought against each other during the Cola War by carrying various promotion and marketing programs, so the sales of CSD increased undoubtedly. Forth, fast food industry enhances the growth of CSD sales, as when ordering a set meal, it usually comes together with a CSD. 2. Compare the economics of the concentrate business to that of the bottling business.
Threat of New Entrants is weak. Entry barriers are high because of the economy, significant experience-based cost advantages, other cost advantages held by industry members (e.g., access to inputs, favorable location), brand loyalty (which comes from membership and other services), strong network effects and high capital requirements. 5. Substitute Products or Services is moderate. Warehouse clubs like a magnet for customers and pulling them away from other traditional retail channels such as supermarkets, department stores, drugstores, office supply stores, consumer electronics etc… All three warehoused club rivals - Costco, Sam’s and BJ’s – have similar strategies: Low prices, low operating costs, geographic expansion – Costco; Sam’s Club concept is to sell merchandise at low profit margins, which means at low prices to members; and BJ’s offers brand-name merchandise at prices that were significantly lower than the prices found at retail, supermarkets, dept.
A growth company tends to have very profitable reinvestment opportunities for its own retained earnings. Economic growth will affect Etisalat as it would increase their profits due to more people wanting more products and wanting to spend their money. As people have more money to spend on luxuries instead of the essentials it means that the higher value products will be brought. For example the Andrex toilet rolls will be brought instead of Etisalat value, because of this it means more money is being spent in the store which is an advantage for Etisalat. 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.
However, this may also go against them because without stores there sales will be lower than they could be if they did own shops. The website also helps to increase sales revenue as it is bright and eye-catching that could encourage people to buy their products. The website also helps to increase sales revenue as the delivery service offers free global shipping, which could increase sales exponentially. However, this does have exceptions as it does not deliver to some countries. ASOS also add 1790 new clothing lines a week and already have 50,000.
More often, such successful startups end up being bought up and consolidated. Barriers to entry: The enterprise software business has a high barrier for entry due to the following - High capital requirements High sunk costs limit competition Strong brand names are important Industry requires economies of scale Advanced technologies are required Patents limit new competition Customers are loyal to existing brands All of these work favorably for Oracle. Power of suppliers: In general, the software industry does not have many external supplier requirements. If any, the requirements are commodities. Inputs have little impact on costs High competition among suppliers This plays favorably for Oracle.
Similarly, the transaction cost for stores such as H&M is more than that of the jewelry shops but less than the department stores. Also, it is much harder for a business enterprise to internalize if it has high transaction cost. Thus, jewelry shops can internalize at an easier way as they have comparatively lower transaction costs. Since, jewelry shops can internalize in an easier way, theoretically, they should make more money. And it is only fair that the shop that makes more money has to pay more rent.