Strategic Audit CNO Financial Current Situation Current Performance Bankers Life and Casualty, Washington National, and Colonial Penn insurance companies are the main divisions operating under the parent company of CNO Financial. CNO Financial reported revenue earnings of $3.8 billion in 2015, which was a decrease from the previous year growth of $4.1 billion. However, quintupling net income of 2014 of $51.4 million to an astonishing $270.7 million shows a superior performance over the previous year. CNO Financial carries operating earnings of $275 million in 2015, which is an increase from the previous year of $259 million (CNO Financial Group, n.d.). Continually improving market share within the middle market is a focus for CNO Financial.
Strength – Financial Performance: Home Depot exhibited an increase in the financial performance during the review period. Strong financial performance enables the company’s ability to provide higher returns to its shareholders and increases its ability to allocate adequate funds for future growth initiatives. In FY2017, the company generated revenues of US$94,595 million as compared to US$88,519 million in FY2016, with an overall growth of 5.6% over FY2016. The company also exhibited an increase in operating income by 14% from US$11,774 million in FY2016 to US$13,427 million in FY2017. Its net income increased by 13.5% to US$7,957 million in FY2017 from US$7,009 million in FY2016.
Do nothing. The company has been operating fine for years and total dollar sales have been increasing each year. If the company sticks to the status quo, they will continue to stay profitable. 2. Increase brand awareness Janmar could increase brand awareness by adding an extra $350,000 to the traditional advertising budget.
Lockheed Martin (LMT) Shares Have Further Upside Albeit Hitting New Records Lockheed Martin (LMT) shares had rallied significantly in the last three years on the back of its solid market penetration in Aerospace & Defense industry. LMT’s stock price spiked almost 22% since the start of this year, extending three-year rally to 87.68%. It’s higher than expected results for the third quarter this year and Trump’s win also added to the recent rally. In the last month alone, LMT’s share price soared almost 11%, thanks to new presidents’ military and defense expansion policies. Lockheed’s stock price is currently trading around $264 a share, after hitting a record share price of $265 a share in the recent week.
• Intense Competition. • Decreasing customer satisfaction. Strengths: Great financial performance Loblaws has been enhancing its financial performance over the last two years. Its revenue has increased tremendously due to the growth in retail industry. It reported revenue, net profitability, debt to equity ratio have improved and are showing a positive trend analysis.
In 2011, the brand 's value was Euro 18.4 billion and had increased by 23 percent from 2010. 3 CASE SUMMARY AND PROBLEM STATEMENT Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) was profitable in 2010 and 2011. This growth can be attributed to its flagship group, Louis Vuitton. In 2011, LVMH announced replacement of its CEO Yves Carcelle at the end of 2012 by Jordi Constants. However, after a month, Constant was replaced in 2012 by Michael Burke, an LVMH insider who had been with the company for more than 30 years.
Economical Factors China is seen as one of the most energetic countries in the world when it comes to economic development. The new reforms in 1978 stimulated the Chinese GDP growth from 364 billion RMB to 63.6 trillion RMB within 30 years (chinability.com, 2015). China has persisted to be a primary beneficiary of the world’s destination of Foreign Direct Investment in the latest period. FDI reports 27% of the value added production, 4.1% of national tax revenue, and 58% of foreign trade (usi.edu, 2010). China was facing an economic growth and a huge development, even though the international financial crisis of 2008 left some marks on several aspects of China, above all the export-oriented light industry in southern China (chinapolitik.de, 2009).
This, joined with its great cash-flow, has driven the board to suggest an entire year profit increment of 19.9%. This amplifies its reputation of double digit development, with sales growing by 11.4% in the course of the most recent five years and EPS and dividend per share becoming by 14.7% and 13.5% respectively. (Whitbread Investors,
Amazon has achieved many milestones from starting in the founder’s garage in 1994 to the growth in revenue to US$147.8 million in 1997 and then to the revenue growth of US$177.866 billion in 2017 (Amazon, 2018a, Amazon, 2018b and Jurevicius, 2018). These milestones were achieved through tenacious focused strategies of meeting their customers’ needs and wants. These strategies have maintained and expanded their customer base locally and internationally and have increased its market shares and profit over the last two decades. In addition, projection for the company’s growth and expansion for the next three to five years looks positive as it predicted to grow at the same rate with its expansion internationally and continued focused in satisfying consumers’ wants (Amazon, 2018a). Although, some factors such as governmental policies, legal issues and natural disasters could pose a threat to Amazon’s growth plans, the management team led by the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) are working on mitigating the risk (Amazon, 2018a).