The 2012 net income of $44.88B reported showed a 9.30% growth of $3.82B compared to the $41.06B in net income reported in 2011 (ExxonMobil Corporation, 2013). While the amount of growth is substantial when standing alone, it was modest when comparing the 2010 and 2011 reporting periods. That time frame saw a 34.80% growth which equaled $10.60B (ExxonMobil Corporation, 2012). When considering ExxonMobil’s cash flow, one finds that cash flow for 2012 was a negative $3.08B. The company’s cash and cash equivalents started the year with $12.66B and ended with $9.58B, a 24.83% drop during the year.
Forecasts beyond 2012 predict the fastest growth in China but anticipate growth in Vietnam, Brazil, Ukraine, Nigeria, India and Peru. In contrast, beer consumption Europe, there has been a decline in the beer market due to the unemployment and the downtown economy. With regard to specific companies, the top five beer sales by volume in 2010 were from just four companies: AB-InBev (18%), SABMiller (14%), Heineken (9%), Carlsberg (5%). These
Assignment: #4 Case #10 Nucor Corporation BUS 599 Discuss the trends in the steel industry and how it may impact Nucor’s strategy. After the 2008 financial and economic crisis, the world steel industry’s recovery has been uneven, but it is recovering faster than expected. The global steel production declined from 129 million metric tons (mmt) in March 2011 to 127 million metric tons in April 2011. However, production increased 5 percent from April 2010. As of the April 2011 first quarter reporting, the United States has produced 28.3 mmt, which is up 6.8% from the same period last year [ (Leybovich, 2011) ].
How does the sales growth rates in recent years compare with the growth in inventory and accounts receivable? What might explain why these rates are similar or different? In the last financial year, preliminary reports indicate that the company managed to generate $42.6 Million compared to the previous year where it generated $35.1 Million reporting an increase of 21.3% in revenue. Inventory grew by 16.9% and account receivable grew by 40.1% from 2005 to 2006. Ceres is a service company and they carry fewer amounts of inventory compared to a typical manufacturing company.
I calculated an “inventory turnover ratio” which measures the number of times a company sells its inventory during a year. A high rate of turnover indicates easiness in selling inventory; a low rate indicates difficulty. In 2011, the inventory turnover was 6.1. By 2012 the ratio decreased to 5.2. The decrease may be due to a slow ability to turn around merchandise in sales and potentially due to paying a higher cost for goods.
Dollar General in owned by Koldberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P (KKR) who own more than 79% of all shares in Dollar General. Some argue that part of the reason Dollar General has been so successful as of late is attributed to the economic crisis the United States experience during the second half of the 2000s. Economist believe that consumers will not shop at the Dollar General as much as the economy improves. In an effort to retain their existing customers and recruit new ones as the economy strengthens, Dollar General has begun to stock name brand items. Some analysts also believe that even when the economy improves, your average consumer will still look for ways to save money and continue to frequent the dollar discount stores.
This has transformed America’s economy from a manufacturing based economy to a service based economy. These jobs are created because once Chinese goods reach America, they must be transported and sold. Morgan Stanley estimates that trade with China creates from four to eight million American jobs. Subpoint B: The increase of US purchasing power increases quality of life. According to the Yale economist Peter K. Schott, goods can be produced in China for a quarter of the price than if they were manufactured in other developed countries.
Changing to a calendar year end has little useful effect, and it requires that Smithon produce a short-year tax return from Dec to Jan, which is a relatively unnecessary administrative expense. What potential income tax ramifications exist for Mr. Johnson personally if he purchases the stock of Smithon and converts it to an S corporation? A: Mr. Johnson will be personally taxed on all of Smithon's income. This has the advantage of eliminating the double taxation usually associated with a C-Corporation. However, it will increase Johnson's current tax liability.
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
The next question was if they decreased price by 105 and increased sale tickets to 14,000, if there income would increase. After solving this, in exhibit 5, I found that this would not of helped in 2006. They would be in more debt if they had done this, they would have lost $379,197. With the price reduced the break-even points for units and for dollars would have increased due to the contribution margin per unit changing. Next they wanted to see what would happen if they took away sales commission