Explain the rationale for using the IRR to evaluate capital investment projects. Could the IRR for this project differ for GP Manufacturing versus for another customer? IRR = 14.42% Internal Rate of Return is a measurement that investors use to decide whether or not they should pursue a project. The IRR would need to be greater than the required rate of return to do the project. This figure definitely could be different for different customers.
Do you have any concerns about the suitability of the listed “pure-play” comparable companies? Might these concerns bias your estimate of value in any direction? Perform a sensitivity analysis on assumptions that you suspect to be “key value drivers”—what are the insights you derive from this analysis? Consider other methods of estimating Calaveras’s value, including book, liquidation, and multiples methods. 2.
* Product lines that were not covering their avoidable costs could be dropped. * New product development is likely to receive more focus as the review program identifies areas of increasing demand. * Gourmet is likely to benefit from better monitoring of competitors’ product development, prices, and market share trends. F. This is an open-ended question; the specific steps are likely to vary based on the circumstances and the information found. Analysis for a given product might include the following general steps: * Identify the product to be analyzed by using a quantitative monitoring technique (e.g., size decline in contribution margin or sales) or some other method * Obtain and analyze detailed revenue and cost data prior periods; look for negative trends * Obtain and analyze the correlation of sales for this product with other products; look for potential relationships with other products that might influence a decision to drop the product * Obtain and analyze industry information about the product; look for information about trends in customer tastes, competition,
What are the overall goals? Is cash availability more important than owning the item items long-term? If it cost more to lease than to purchase than purchasing the item upfront would make more sense. Additionally, how quickly will the item depreciate or become antiquated. What tax credits can be earned on depreciation of an owned asset or the lease payments?
What lessons does Grolsch’s history suggest about how to compete in the markets targeted— particularly about modes of entry? 5. What other changes would you suggest to Grolsch's historical strategy? 6. Will the merger with SABMiller add value—or will it be a win-lose deal?
How can the presence or absence of natural resources and arable land affect a nation’s economy, regardless of the type of economic system? 4. How can life expectancy and literacy rates affect the quality of labor in the economy? Does this influence the type of Economic system a nation runs? Why do you think the way you do?
• A differentiator gains a competitive advantage because it has the ability to satisfy customers’ needs in a way that its competitors cannot, which allows it to charge a premium price for its product. • Premium prices → increased revenue → superior profitability • A differentiator invests its resources to gain a competitive advantage from superior innovation, excellent quality, and responsiveness to customer needs • A product’s appeal to customers’ psychological desires is a source of differentiation. ▫ Example? 13 Differentiation • Generally, a differentiator chooses to divide its market into many segments and offer different products in each segment • A differentiated company concentrates on developing distinctive competencies in the functions that provide competitive advantage ▫ These are still expensive! • A differentiator must control its cost structure to ensure the price of its products does not exceed the price customers are willing to pay for them • When differentiation stems from the design or physical features of the product, differentiators are at great risk of being imitated ▫ Example?
By contrast, the price elasticity of demand tells you “how much” quantity demanded changes when price changes. It shows the responsiveness of a change in quantity demanded to a change in price. [text: E p. 114; MI p. 114] 2. Why do economists use percentages rather than absolute amounts in measuring the responsiveness of consumers to changes in price? There are two basic reasons.
EGT 1 Task 2: Elasticity Jeffery S. Short #0257373 Element A: The world of business exists because of the consumer. Business owners are concerned if customers will purchase the goods they offer and how they will react to the constant changes that occur in the marketplace. If a business owner can estimate how consumers will react to product offerings or the changes to those products, then they can offer better services while maintaining profitability. Economists study the many variables involved in the marketplace by observing how consumers react to changes in products, pricing, supply and demand in an effort to classify or codify trends. They then develop calculations to categorize these consumer patterns, and then use them as tools to provide insight into consumer reactions and possible future buying patterns.