A CRO industry publication listed 18 top players in North America with total contract research revenues of 1,7 billion. The top 5 public companies comprised in 1,5 billion in revenues in 1996. Kendle is still able to keep up with the main industry peers. Its CAGR revenue and net income growth rate is 71.8% and 39.1% respectively compared to the 46.8% and 12.9% total CAGR revenues and net income of the largest 6 companies. Kendle Net Income margin of 5.3 % in 1996 is much higher than 1.6% of the Quintiles which is considered to be the “golden standard” of the industry and more than double more than 2.2% net income margins average.
ECP is an independent distributor / retailer of Original Equipment quality and aftermarket parts for cars and light commercial vehicles. It is the largest independent aftermarket distributor by revenue in the UK and sold almost twice as many parts as its nearest competitor with a turnover in excess of £330 million in 2011. ECP has approximately 120 branches, a strategically located National Distribution Centre at Tamworth, 8 regional hubs and over 4800 employees. ECP group was purchased by LKQ Euro Limited, a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation which is incorporated in the United States, in October 2011. Sustaining Growth A key issue facing ECP is sustaining its growth.
Business Strategy Crown Cork and Seal Company, Inc. Matt Burnet 6 Oct 2009 Business Strategy Matthew Burnet Page 1/4 Student # 306657 Business Strategy Case Study Crown Cork and Seal Company, Inc 1. In 1977 there were 100 firms operating in the metal container industry, worth $7.1 billion, with the top four manufactures holding 52% market share. Industry growth was relatively modest, managing only 3.3% CAGR between 1967 and 1976. However, soft-drink and beer cans segment grew at a CAGR of 8.8% during this period, with ongoing high growth expected. The industry is moderately capitally intensive - up-front investment of $10-$15 million per line (two-piece cans), with instillations ranging from 1 to 5 lines.
INTRODUCTION Wal-Mart , a discounted retailer store, was started in the 1962. It growth remained stagnant since 1970s except in 1990s when its growth rate was moderate. Its revenue has reached more than US$ 400 billion and has more than 2 million employees. It has opened up its stores in 15 different countries and in addition to being a retailer, it has become the largest seller of groceries in United States. As an owner of Sam’s Club, it provides products in bulk to people who pay for a membership, much like Costco.
Running head: Dollar General 1 Dollar General Columbia College RUNNING HEAD: Dollar General 2 Dollar General Dollar General is the leader when it comes to discount dollar stores with an annual profit of more than $12.73 billion a year. The major competition in the dollar discount stores for Dollar General in order are Family Dollar and the Dollar Tree. Another key player in discount stores is Walmart, although not a dollar discount store Walmart dominates all markets with $419.24 billion in revenue. 2011 brought on a year of expansion for Dollar General with plans to open up 650 new stores and remodel another 550 creating 6.000 new jobs in additional employees. Dollar General in owned by Koldberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P (KKR) who own more than 79% of all shares in Dollar General.
In total, Overstock.com earned $1.05 billion in revenue for FY 2010 which was an increase of 23.4% from the previous year. In terms of liquidity, the company has $12.66 million in operating cash flow. The composition of net sales is approximately 18.4% for the Direct Segment and 80.8% of net sales for Fulfillment Partner Business. The direct segment refers to sales directly to individual consumers from certain offline channels and Overstock.com’s leased warehouses, where purchased surplus inventory is stored and re-sold at a premium on the website. The Fulfillment Partner Business segment refers a 3rd party liaison between customers in search of low prices and retailers & manufacturers that are looking to liquidate.
(Wal-Mart Corporate Website) Huge turnover, large customer base and returning customers show that Wal-Mart has been able to achieve this goal in its 50 years of existence. Wal-Mart sources material from third world countries at low price. Very efficient supply chain management and bargaining power has enabled Wal-Mart to sell goods at low price. Company is also pursuing vertical integration strategy to lower cost. Answer-2) Wal-Mart Stores had turnover of $446.95 billion and net income of $15.77 billion in financial year ending
1. UST: profile and risks The U.S. smokeless tobacco industry generated revenue of $2 billion in 1998 with moist smokeless tobacco contributing for 50% of the total. UST was the leading company in moist smokeless tobacco industry with a control of about 77% of the market. Moist smokeless tobacco was the fastest growing segment in tobacco industry with an annual growth rate of 3.7% compared to the annual decline of 2% in cigarettes volume in the period from 1980 to 2000. Main factors that contributed to this trend are the increased smoking bans and consumers’ perception of moist smokeless tobacco as less risky than cigarettes for health.
This leader began its massive international expansion of stores from “2,181 in 2006 to 2,757 in 2007 and 3,121 in 2008. In the United Kingdom, there are approximately 342 stores” (www.walmartstores.com). Unforgettably so, Wal-Mart has the second biggest net sales in the world and is because of their aggressive growth strategy. This industry leader has a competitive advantage over other retailers because of their large size, the ability to provide very low prices yet still earn revenue gains every year. In most cities, a few Wal-Marts can be found.
The company opened the first Sam’s club in 1983 to serve small businesses and first Wal-Mart Super Center opened in 1988 to combine a supermarket with general merchandise. By 1990, the company was number one national retailer. In 1991, Wal-Mart went global and opened a Sam’ club store in Mexico. Wal-Mart set up international division in 1993 and had strategic goals to expand its business and maintained its price leadership worldwide. By 1997, Wal-Mart became the largest private employer in the world.