In the 1970s, several large US food processing companies like General Mills and Pillsbury decided to expand into restaurant business. The reason was that an alarming number of consumers were eating out rather than at home more often due to rising family incomes and increase of women in the workforce. National Mills, another food processing company, set up a subsidiary International Concepts Incorporated (ICI) in the year 1983. ICI was doing reasonably well and National Mills also encouraged expansion and offered to supply additional capital. Bob Ratliff, ICI’s President along with his management team decided to embark on acquisition program in order to expand and wants to analyze if the acquisition of Nero’s Pasta, a chain of eight restaurants that operate in the Chicago area, add Economic Value to ICI.
According to Richards (2016), the information provided on the company’s balance sheet can be utilized to calculate several financial ratios, which in turn demonstrate the company’s performance. In this case, the important ratios about Target Corp., are summarized in appendix A, which give more information about the valuation, profitability, efficiency, capital structure as well as liquidity of the corporation. According to the information in these tables, Target’s quick ratio is 0.44 in 2016, which implies that if the number declines over time or falls implies that the company is investing too much capital in inventory or it has too much short-term debt. On the other hand, the company’s current ratio is 1.12, which implies that the company’s short-term liabilities do not surpass its short-term possessions and an increase in appendix B shows a strength in the short-term liabilities.
99% of businesses have four key business functions, these include; operations, marketing, finance and human resource management. Each of these specific areas has their own attributions towards their businesses success and failure and often has dedicated departments and staff for these four business functions. Despite this the functions are interdependent meaning they rely upon one another to achieve and exceed their goals and expectations set by themselves and management.
Introduction Making profit is central to every business and the whole development of the business depends also on the profit. If the business is making profit, it can expand which will result in a multiplier economic effect benefiting scores of people in the society. Every businessman and entrepreneur plan their
Working Capital increase by 25.2%. This change is favorable because positive working capital shows that the company has enough funds to meet its short-term liabilities. Current Ratio increase by 34.8%. This change is favorable because a high current ratio is very beneficial for them to determine whether the company has
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Also, the indicators that have been used in this are limited in number. By increasing the number of indicators the accuracy of the study can be increased dramatically. When the number of indicators used for analysis is lower not only will a lot of data not get considered but also the accuracy that one requires for the study will not be achieved.