At the end of 2011, PepsiCo’s working capital was ($713) million, while Coca-Cola’s working capital was $1,214 million. This indicates that Coca-Cola had enough short-term assets to cover its short-term debt, while PepsiCo did not. PepsiCo is not working as efficiently as Coca-Cola is, causing slower collection. (c) What is the most significant difference in the asset structure of the two companies? What causes this difference?
I would make an investment in the company’s 5% convertible bonds. Sepracor’s ROA and ROE is above the average and showing that it is profitable; however, the company’s debt to asset ratio is above 1, which means that most of its assets are financed through debt instead of equity. Sepracor would be in trouble if its creditors were to start demanding repayment. C.) To make valid comparisons between Sepracor and Bayer, you would have to compare the rules for fair value under the U.S GAAP and iGAAP. Under IFRS, convertible bonds are separately recorded as liabilities and stockholder’s equities.
Keurig Marketing Strategy Target Market While Keurig decided whether or not to launch their product into the at-home market, they did some market research to and looked at the statistics for the United States retail at-home coffee market. The 12 found represented an enormous opportunity for Keurig. In 1996, gourmet coffee sales were at $2,200 million. Four years later, in 2000, the gourmet coffee sales had increased by 40 percent to $3,100 million. Also, in 2000, approximately 320 million pounds of gourmet coffee were sold in the United States, a 25.5 percent increase in pound consumption by volume from 1996.
How does their accounting for inventories affect comparability between the two companies? (d) Which company changed its accounting policies during 2009 which affected the consistency of the financial results from the previous year? What were these changes? SOLUTION (a) Coca-Cola indicates its business is nonalcoholic beverages, principally soft drinks, but also a variety of noncarbonated beverages. It notes that it is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of concentrates and syrups to produce nonalcoholic beverages.
Total current liabilities the P.7 company had 139.31% more than previous year’s liability. Short-term debt of Coca-Cola was $11,133 and $9,*36 in 2004 and 2005. Short-term debt was 88.35% the previous year liability. Coca-Cola Enterprises long-term assets and liabilities will decrease in 2005. Total liabilities, PepsiCo Inc., were $14,464 and $17,476 in 2004 and 2005.
Redesign ‘Rebranding Pepsi Campaign’ 1. Campaign title and time/date of the campaign: “My Pepsi, My Healthy, My Energy” Campaign, March 2012 2. Situation Analysis: PepsiCo faced waning sales due to the worsening US economy, economic slowdown, the global financial crisis, and plunging stock markets. Moreover, the company noticed that the US consumers’ preferences were shifting to cheaper and healthier drinks and that people were cutting down on their spending on beverages. April 28, 2011 (Bloomberg) -- PepsiCo Inc., the world’s largest snack-food maker, reported a 27 percent gain in first-quarter sales, bolstered by purchases in international markets.
In this section I will look more closely at what creates a competitive advantage between market competitors towards customers at the same competitive level. J Sainsbury appears have solid financial position which is reflected in the grew of 7.1% of the sales and the £738m of Underlying operating profit that up raised 10.0% in 2011. (Sainsbury, 2011). However Dave McCarthy, an analyst at Evolution Securities affirm that Sainsbury’s remains the most susceptible supermarket because they have both the weakest cash flow and the weakest margin in the industry of groceries (Financial times, 2011). Considering that the net cash from operating activities is reduced 18% in 2011, which can affect their aims to expand.
While PepsiCo have diversified into healthier products and snack food business, Coca Cola have fell in marketing investments (advertising and marketing research) to maintain short term profit. As PepsiCo initiated the acquisition of Tropicana for $3.3Billion in 1998 (New York Times,1998)3, it have set itself up as the largest producer of branded juices for the health conscious in the USA. Subsequent acquisitions of Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Lay’s and Aquafina have also contributed positioned PepsiCo as the world’s 4th largest Food & Beverage (F&B) company with sales of US$22,000Million. The reluctance to diversify was evident when Coca-Cola decided against acquiring South Beach Beverage Company after negotiating for two years while Pepsi made an offer and in weeks acquired the SoBe brand New Age juice company, which gave Pepsi access to a market completely bypassed by soda
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