If a new business opens and has one or both of these products in stock, we would likely lose potential customers. If they follow a similar marketing plan, we could lose our client referrals to a business with more diverse products. We’ve seen tremendous growth this year, going from taking a $4000 loss in the first year, to a $30,000 profit this year. These risks are most likely not detrimental to our business, but could prevent a profit decrease due to
Even though the acid-test ratio is less than 1 which rates in the lower third quartile in the industry of 1.6, 0.9 to 0.6, it indicates a concern with repaying current liabilities. This could be due to quick expansion of inventory with the intention of increasing sales. While this is currently considered a weakness and is concerning, a rise in the ratio should be seen by 2013 due to the increase of suggested sales. 3. I calculated an “inventory turnover ratio” which measures the number of times a company sells its inventory during a year.
Although the increase is slight, it’s an indication of strength in the company’s ability to raise sales volume. “Not only will an increase in sales benefit the company, it will better prepare the corporation to handle adverse market conditions and economic downtrends.” (Hunt, 2013). During period years 13 to 14, net sales dropped by 3.40 %, totaling $225,400. This loss revenue is concerning because the company could possibly run into trouble paying back the debt. The effect of the
Due to the rapid evolution of technology during nineteen-nineties, the market Iridium was competing in was more and more competitive. Moreover, the market that they can sustain their competitive advantage in was becoming much narrower. Later by the end of their launch year, Iridium refocused on a new set of targets – the “corporate/industrial user” – encompassing industries such as the media, energy, electrical utilities, construction, oil and gas exploration, mining, forestry, shipping and fishing. Some successes were made, but still far beyond its original forecast. Failure to acquire sufficient number of subscribers contributed to its overall net losses.
These overall improvements have been a step in the right direction for Lowes’ future. These improvements however do cost money but like every good business man or woman knows to make money you sometimes have to spend it. So this can affect Lowes financial planning in the present and future, currently sales and profits have grown because of the new mobile devices therefore the risk factors are minimized due to the knowledge that these improvements are working but Lowes must continue to analyze the cost for these new improvements every year make sure these things do not become a financial burden. Therefore cost analysis is one factor that can affect the financial planning of the company also minimizing the use of these devices to only the stores is another factor that needs to be considered in the financial planning process. Spending money on training of these devices are also factors that must be considered this takes employees time and cost the company man hours and thus money that could be spent on other things.
There are reports that say the economy will grow over the next few years (2010), but there is a possibility that they could be wrong and that won’t happen. If the opposite happens and the economy hits a decline, this could really hurt the business of Keystone and many other companies for that matter. On that note, people will start looking to save money and if they can find the same product that this company offers for a cheaper price, they might just do that. The last red flag that I would see when deciding whether to select this client would be the fact that they have recently started extending credit to customers with less than perfect credit (2010). Although this could mean nothing, this could also be the beginning of a downward spiral of bad debt.
6 Social Responsibility within Company Q Social Responsibility within Company Q Daniel R. Beckerman Western Governors University WGU Student #000322976 For any given business, the greatest potential for revenue growth can be found through a mix of focusing on providing for the shareholders, as well as thinking of the stakeholders as a whole. This means focusing past short term profits and creating a plan that demonstrates a measure of social responsibility. Business reputation goes a long way towards creating how large a company’s customer base is going to be, and giving the appearance of not caring about the community can lead to a loss of customers and a loss of additional revenue in the long run.
Exhibit 7: By a raising current ratio, we can see that Krispy Kreme is much more able to pay debt within the next year. This is good because even though there are a lot of equity issues going on in the business, they are not going to go bankrupt. Exhibit 9: One thing that really stands out in this exhibit is the miniscule amount of debt Krispy Kreme uses. I think they should leverage themselves to somewhat close to the industry average (around 35% current debt, and 42% long-term debt) to build some organic growth and get away from the business model that is bound to slow down. Financial ratios are a good indicator of a company’s health because they compare certain numbers to other related numbers.
KI may see people coming from further afield as the customers may thing that this drop in fuel price will allow them to live further away from their jobs or travel further to work. When the oil prices fall this means that inevitably, businesses will be more profitable which will make their stakeholders wealthier and their employees wealthier and could increase the chances of them buying a house. European union- is a politico-economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The biggest
Employees of HUS currently endure through issues of low motivation, poor recruitment and training programs, impaired communication between management and staff, and impoverished The market is getting more and more competitive. Privatization can lead to increased revenue for the organization and would be a way to cut costs. If these factors occur then that would be an option the Board of Directors of HUS would agree upon, especially when it’s swayed into that direction by the Government. Privatization does have its downsides though; it is also associated with potential price The company has been contemplating on downsizing for the past year. Younger workers