GDP composite of china 2009 Physical capital accounted for almost 50% of total growth and labour for only a little over 10% over recent. Total factor productivity contributed the remaining growth, partly driven by the reallocation of labour from the rural sector to manufacturing. China’s savings are high but it is not the household saving, it is unchanged since 1990's, therefore the consumption is 35%. The corporate savings have increased due to the firm tendency to retain earnings. According to World scope data, over half of listed Chinese industrial firms did not pay a dividend over the past decade.
| | | | Ratio | Formula | Amazon 2013 | eBay 2013 | Current Ratio | CA/CL | 1.07 | 1.84 | I use current ratio to compare two companies liquidity, it shows eBay and Amazon are 1.84 and 1.07, from current ratio, both of them are able to pay off their liabilities. The ratio of eBay is much higher than Amazon in the last fiscal year, means it has more cash and cash equivalents to cover its short-term liability than Amazon has. On the other hand, it also shows that eBay might not invest enough to enlarge its assets such as labor and merge and acquisition. In eBay, there is no inventory, we cannot use Quick ratio to compare between the two companies. In leverage ratio, I choose debt ratio, eBay is 24.6% while Amazon is 54.8%.
Operating income moved along the same path for the period albeit at a lower rate. The company’s invest ment in its self-insurance fund and interest income contributed significantly to the difference between operating income and net income. Revenue fell off by 12% in 2009 however; it increased by 22% in 2010. The company was able to increase it domestic and commercial rate after an application was made to the Fair Trading Commission. Fuel expenses grew at a faster rate than sales, fuel costs although seeing a fall off in 2009 by 20.52% rose by 29% in 2010.
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.
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) ].
The company was growing with an higher rate of the industry even if was the market leader (9% vs 5%) b. the operating margin was in line with the industry, that highlights that the company was not leveraging the bigger scale to increase profitability (2-4%). c. The company substituted the CEO, but only 8 Seniors Executives over 30 and no middle manager maintaining the structure of the firm d. Indeed analyzing the 10-k and the DG report we can see that most of the improvement came from operational efficiency 2) What was KKR investment thesis? DG dollar have a leading position in the convenience store market and did not extract all the value from operational efficiency. We can extract more value focusing on maximizing store performance and investing in new technologies to reduce OPEX. Additionally interest rates for store relocation was forecasted to go down since we were on the verge of a crisis 3) Key area of operational efficiency?
iii)There is very little increase in SG&A as not much was spend in terms of sales effort. iv)AR increased significantly with some of the promissory notes are payable in June 1994 (6 months after sale) v)Probably increase marketing, promotional and expenses related to discounts in the subsequent year due to “Premier Vision” plan. This impact is significant. From the statements, B&L reported a 13% YoY increase in sales revenue. However, exhibit 6 showed that there was a decline in market demand for conventional lenses, but an increase in both planned replacement and disposal lenses.
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.
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
Company mainly focused on maximizing the shareholder value by the CEO and other management’s managerial philosophy. Currently, Hill Country uses a risk adverse strategy to choose their business or project. Hill Country’s industry is high competitive but it kept going well with cost efficiency and quick reaction to customer requirements. From these reasons, Hill Country has few risks. However, analyst and experts present that Hill Country’s excess liquidity with zero debt is going to lose benefit and fail to maximize the shareholder value.