Does the acquisition make strategic and financial sense? Provide a concise explanation in support of your assessment. (250 words max) Ans 2) Microsoft must have valued LinkedIn over $26 billion. This is more than 8 times the LinkedIn revenue of last 12 months ( $3.2 billion).The ratio is ~5 times Trailing twelve months for public companies on market places shows that price paid/valued by Microsoft is premium. However it is important to note that this is the best time for Microsoft to purchase LinkedIn (as the market cap is 60% of what it was compared to last year and it reached lowest in February 2016).There are half a billion users whose professional data and behavior is up for sale and Microsoft gets it in the right time.
Metro is working with over 2300 employees approximately all over Pakistan. It has expanded its 5 wholesale center to 9 wholesale centers in Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad. Our target customers are general stores, restaurants, industries, offices and families, traders and other business. Metro’s vision and mission statement is to be: “Best in town and become best choice for consumers.” This case study illustrates how metro’s recruitment and selection processes with effective leadership and helping the company to achieve its mission. CORE VALUES AND SERVICES The part which makes Metro more successful is its core values: Sustainability; Customer first; Win-win situation.
Fifty Shades of Grey. According to The Numbers (n.d.), the first installment grossed a total of about $571 million in North America and the other fifty-nine territories. The budget was $40 million. Fifty Shades of Grey became Universal's highest grossing R-rated international release (Lang, 2015) with the twelfth biggest worldwide box office champion. It also became the sixth R-rated film ever in history to cross the half-billion-dollar mark (Mendelson, 2015).
On March 29, 2008, the corporate headquarters of the Company were relocated from El Segundo to Annandale, Virginia. CSC has been a Fortune 500 Company since 1995, coming in at 162 in the 2012 rankings. On May 2015 CSC announced plans to split the public sector business from its commercial and international business. CSC employs about 90,000 employees (as of March 24, 2015) in 70 countries and ranks among the leading IT service providers in the world. Geographically, CSC has major operations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and
The gathering has around 250 outlets in 34 nations furthermore markets its products in select retail chains. Allude to design wire every day, Giorgio Armani posted a 23 percent climb in working benefit in 2011, in the most recent sample of how real class extravagance brands are agreeably riding through the subsidence. The Milan-based house said its working benefit, or EBIT (income before premium and assessment), totaled 281.8 million euros, or $354 million at current trade rates, floated by consistent deals development over all Armani 's important
Inditex is ranked first in Spain, the world's third largest clothing retailer, in 2005 its global sales of EUR 6 billion 741 million, sales of up to 429 million, net profit of $803 million. As of June 2006 it in 64 countries and regions worldwide opened 2899 stores, a total of 8 of its apparel retail brands, including ZARA, Pull Bear, Kiddy and 's Class Massimo, Dutti, Bershka,
The company offering container liner service and multipurpose services at over 500 locations on 100 countries worldwide. In 2002, PIL Group achieves US$1 Billion turnover, and it turns to double in 2005. In Year 2013 PIL achieves US$4.5 Billion turnover. PIL has in its low-profile way, operations now encompass services to many major hub ports around the world. (PIL-Information Memorandum, 23 June 2014) PESTEL ANALYSIS Political factors: Singapore is one of the most politically stable Countries in the world.
(Exhibit I) Costco Wholesale Corporation- It is an US membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. It is currently the largest membership-only warehouse club in US. From the reports of 2014 Costco was the third largest retailer in US and by 2015 reports it was second largest in world the first was Walmart. The company has ranked at the top in retail industry in the American Customer Satisfaction Index in all the years since 2001, and it continuously beats Wal-Mart(Exhibit II). For 2015 Costco has scored in customer satisfaction 81, which is higher than the score 76 in customer satisfaction received by Wal-Mart's warehouse retail division Sam's
The world's 8th largest company by revenue, ExxonMobil is also the fifth largest publicly traded company by market capitalization.  The company was ranked No. 6 globally in Forbes Global 2000 list in 2014. ExxonMobil was the second most profitable company in the Fortune 500 in