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29 Sep 2010

Financial Analysis Performing: Coca Cola Inc. vs. Pepsi Co.

Case study - 25 pages - Finance

Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. John Pemberton created the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard. The name was a suggestion by his bookkeeper Frank Robinson who also scripted the famous logo. The...

29 Sep 2010

EADS : A cross cultural merger

Case study - 8 pages - Finance

Since the early 1980s, mergers and acquisitions have been developing in Europe and worldwide. After the dramatic increase in the number of mergers and acquisitions in the second half of the 1980s, the 1990s leaves its mark by rapid cross-border connections and increased significant value of...

29 Sep 2010

United Airlines and Southwest Airlines (2008)

Case study - 12 pages - Finance

Nowadays flying has become a must do in our lives. Some of us use it everyday as a business way of travelling, and some others for vacation, or to visit friends or relatives. Whatsoever the purpose, there are no fastest ways of traveling around, but also no safest ones. But in the...

29 Sep 2010

Analyzing Financial Statements

Case study - 13 pages - Finance

The groups Coca Cola Company and Pepsi Co are both major actors in the sector of soft drinks. The profitability of this industry is always present, in spite of a slight decline which we have seen since the beginning of the 21th century, with the consumption more and more important of non bubbly...

29 Sep 2010

Southwest Airlines financial statements analysis

Case study - 33 pages - Finance

In 1998, US airlines carried a record of 551 million passengers1. At that time,the whole industry was in a pretty good shape2. Unfortunately, many things have changed since then. The 2001 terrorist attacks on the twin towers have marked a turnaround in the United States of America's history, and...

29 Sep 2010

Case study: Southwest Airlines and United Airlines

Case study - 13 pages - Finance

In 1998, the US airlines carried a record 551 million passengers . At that time, the whole industry was in pretty good shape. Unfortunately, many things have changed since then. The 2001 terrorist attack on the twin towers has marked a turnaround in the industry and especially in the...

29 Sep 2010

Financial analysis of Coca Cola Company & Pepsico Incorporation

Case study - 10 pages - Finance

In that report, we will analyze two major American companies principally functioning in the beverage market: Coca Cola and PepsiCo Incorporation. Even if sodas are now considerate as non healthy products, people do consume them. As Coca Cola's activity shows, more than 35% of their revenues...

29 Sep 2010

Analysing financial statements: analysis of Mattel and Hasbro

Case study - 55 pages - Finance

For this analysis, I have decided to study the cases of Mattel and Hasbro. These two companies sell toys all over the world. After the computation of all figures and ratios, we have decided to study the companies on two different standpoints: Loubna will demonstrate which one of the two companies...

29 Sep 2010

Financial management: BIC

Case study - 20 pages - Finance

The year was very important for BIC Group, with an increase in the challenges of the global economic, from raw material price increases to currency fluctuations. BIC is actually gaining market share in highly competitive categories. And also, it launched the first disposable phone in France. That...

29 Sep 2010

The value of the Chinese Renminbi (RMB), its management and risks associated with investing in China

Case study - 6 pages - Finance

Ever since China adopted its Open Door policy, it has received unparalleled attention from international scholars. In recent years, this has been evident with respect to the exchange rate regime that China has applied. At first, the policy was lauded because it helped China steer the dire waters...

29 Sep 2010

Financial Analysis of Southwest Airlines and United Airlines

Case study - 14 pages - Finance

The airline industry has significantly changed over the last few years of this century. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the attacks on Madrid and London, the Iraq conflict and the increase in fuel prices have resulted in losses for airline companies since 2001. Some of them...

29 Sep 2010

LEGO Group vs. MATTEL Inc.

Case study - 19 pages - Finance

The gross profit margin ratio measures the profitability (or gross profit margin) that is generated from each dollar of sales. Profit margin is very useful when comparing companies in similar industries. A higher profit margin indicates a more profitable company that has better control over its...

29 Sep 2010

Lego's financial statements analysis (2005)

Case study - 15 pages - Finance

The gross profit margin ratio measures the profitability (or gross profit margin) that is generated from each dollar of sales. Profit margin is very useful when comparing companies in similar industries. A higher profit margin indicates a more profitable company that has better control over its...

29 Sep 2010

Financial analysis: Under Armour, Inc

Case study - 16 pages - Finance

"Under Armour? is an American company founded by Kevin Plank a former University of Maryland football player in 1996. Initially, Kevin just wanted to make outfits that would allow athletes to be comfortable in their clothes during their practice sessions. Everything started with a plan to make a...

29 Sep 2010

The case of H&M and Inditex

Case study - 5 pages - Finance

The International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) dates back its formation to 1973. It was however restructured in 2001 when the name was changed to ?The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)'. The IASB is an independent private sector body. The prime objective of the IASB is...

29 Sep 2010

Enron: the story of a symbolic financial scandal

Case study - 12 pages - Finance

The death of Kenneth Lay last spring and the recent 24-year sentence of Jeffrey Skilling have put an end to the darkest story of modern finance: the Enron case. Actually, this firm turned from a success model into a paradigm of all the problems of finance capitalism. With the giving up of the...

29 Sep 2010

Blue Elephant: PESTLE analysis

Case study - 3 pages - Finance

This document presents an environmental audit on Blue Elephant, a self-service high-pressure vehicle with jet washing stations. This center is located in Portsmouth in England. I will try to analyze and evaluate the consequences of running a business such as Blue Elephant. To facilitate easy...

29 Sep 2010

Corporate audit project: Dior

Case study - 16 pages - Finance

The duet Arnault - Galliano is supplemented with wonder: of creative dimension which assembles crowd and other the cold effectiveness of the businessman. Their collaboration will lead to a true handing-over in saddle of the mark: this one attracts from now on younger and more international...

29 Sep 2010

Cisco financial analysis

Case study - 6 pages - Finance

The computer network industry had undergone an economic slowdown of 4% in 2002/2003, after two years of sustained growth with two figures. Moreover, many computer network suppliers outsource their production to reduce their cost. As a consequence there were mass redundancies in Alcatel, Cisco and...

29 Sep 2010

The Enron Affair

Case study - 6 pages - Finance

In just 15 years, Enron grew to become the 7th largest US Company, employing 21,000 people in more than 40 countries across the US, UK, Asia. Enron had transformed itself from a local natural gas company into a swashbuckling energy trader. Enron established new methods of trading in energy, using...

29 Sep 2010

The strategic audit of Harley-Davidson motor cycles

Case study - 25 pages - Finance

It is a story no one on earth could have made up. Four young men experiment with internal combustion in a tiny wooden shed. Not only does the shed not burn down, but the motorcycle they build goes on to serve over 100,000 miles under five owners. And that's just the beginning! It all started 100...

20 Nov 2009

Financial analysis of Nike and Adidas (2000): The big two in the footwear industry

Case study - 7 pages - Finance

Adidas is the biggest footwear company and after analyzing the ratios it has performed as well as Nike over the years, even though it is far behind Nike in terms of revenue and profits. The share price of Adidas is currently at 4877.0 compared to the opening price of 4864.0 that was a 44.0...

17 Aug 2009

Yale University Investments Office: August 2006 case analysis

Case study - 8 pages - Finance

The study of a funds management especially serves an important purpose for large institutions. Financial management is a required skill for the stable operation of any institution that would continue into the foreseeable future. The following is a case study about Yale's investment policy...

17 Jun 2009

Portfolio management (risk and return) of inter-connected stock exchanges

Case study - 47 pages - Finance

Investment may be defined as an activity that commits funds in any financial form in the present with an expectation of receiving additional return in the future. The expectations bring with it a probability that the quantum of return may vary from a minimum to a maximum. This possibility of...

15 Jun 2009

Investor's awareness about the depository systems

Case study - 39 pages - Finance

Technology is revolutionizing every field of human endeavor and activity. Indian capital market is barrow meter of Indian economy; one of them is introduced technology into capital market. A major development in the Indian capital market has been setting up of Depository system. The rapid growth...

28 May 2009

Success in financial business management: A case study Site and Sounds Ltd

Case study - 7 pages - Finance

List the factors that may affect your assessment of S&S's inherent risk i.e. factors that increase as well as those that decrease inherent risk. Briefly discuss the impact of your analysis on your overall audit plan. Audit risk is the risk that my audit team provides an inappropriate...

28 May 2009

Commodity markets Vs share markets

Case study - 77 pages - Finance

Indian markets have recently thrown open a new avenue for retail investors and traders to participate in: commodity derivatives. For those who want to diversify their portfolios beyond shares, bonds and real estate, commodities are the best option. Till some months ago, this wouldn't have...

27 May 2009

E-banking and Canara Bank

Case study - 56 pages - Finance

The banking sector is the lifeline of any modern economy. It is one of the important financial pillars of the financial system, which plays a vital role in the success/failure of an economy. Banks are one of the oldest financial intermediaries in the financial system. They play an important role...

27 May 2009

Comparative study of institutions offering home loans

Case study - 40 pages - Finance

Housing finance is one of the industries which are driven by ups and downs in the real state industry. Although there has been an upsurge in the demand for the home loans in the recent past, it has not translated into a stupendous performance by the housing finance companies (HFC's).the housing...

27 May 2009

Comparative analysis of investment patterns, market segmentation, market feedback and the formulation of new strategies

Case study - 49 pages - Finance

HDFC commenced operations as a mortgage bank; it raised large wholesale resources (domestic and international) and lent primarily to individual households. In mid 1991, HDFC entered the retail deposit market by offering savings and investment opportunities to households. Incorporated in 1977 with...

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