Ques 10 What would it take for these two companies to substantially change their competitive position over time? If your company is successful, what type of changes in resources and capabilities might affect it negatively? If your company wishes to have quantum improvement in performance, what changes need to be implemented in its portfolio of resources and capabilities? • Changes that might affect Disneyland theme parks negatively can be adverse weather conditions or natural disasters such as excessive heat or rain, hurricanes, typhoons, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes.
Their three options include a loan (sweetheart), bonds or an IPO. The firm has expressed interest in the first option (loan). This appears to be a good fit as they have decreased their long-term liabilities from previous years and if they want to expand, extra liquidity will be needed. The firm’s current line of credit is about double what it normally is and the payments on their remaining long-term debts are going to increase through the next four years with a balloon payment due in 2015 of $642,000. The increased current line of credit is due to the recently added production lines and only carries a 4% interest rate.
When analyzing the high risk customer, a base case with the standard WACC of 12% and a worse case with a WACC of 14% were utilized. Although the NPV of the best case was $260,000, the NPV of the worst case was negative $9,000. Due to SNC’s goals of continued growth and efficient utilization of funds, the worst case was used to make the final decision because of the uncertainty regarding this project. The prior two phases had shown a steady increase in ROE and ROA, so SNC’s executives chose to accept all projects that were certain to produce a positive NPV without overdrawing their line of credit. By adopting a global expansion strategy, SNC was able continue to grow its revenues without tying too much cash up in inventory.
The University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC) has taken a unique approach to improving revenue and reducing bad debt. By taking “a proactive, patient-friendly approach to communicating with patients about their financial responsibility through an integrated revenue cycle model,” UPMC has increased patient payments from an average of $16 million per month in 2012 to an average of $20 million per month since March 2013 (Langford, 2013, p. 88). Additionally, UPMC has been able to “significantly reduced bad debt and enhanced patient relationships through greater financial advocacy” (Langford, 2013, p. 88). In the fiscal year of 2009, UPMC’s bad debt accounted for 52% of UPMC’s uncompensated care, and as of 2013, the bad debt accounts for 24%
Introduction The main objective of this particular case study is to assist Victor Dubinski, the current CEO of Blaine Kitchenware, decide whether or not repurchasing shares and changing the firm’s capital structure in favor of more debt could actually be benefit the company and its shareholders. Blaine Kitchenware is a small cap, public company who focuses on selling various different residential kitchen appliances. Up until this point, the company has only used cash and equity financing to acquire independent kitchen appliance manufacturers, and expand into foreign markets abroad. Given their excess cash and lack of debt, Blaine Kitchenware is considered to be “over-liquid and under-leveraged” (Luehrman & Heilprin, 2009).
o New Heroes would be created for the Disney Theme Parks so merchandise sales would increase. • Financial Motives: o The most important motive of course for every Acquisition or Merge is the expected Increase in profits. No Company is willing to loose its independency and the power of doing whatever they want if there is not a financial motive behind it. In our case it was expected that after the announcement Disney΄s Shares would temporarily drop but after a while stock price was expected to increase substantially.
In turn, Travelers neglected to maintain finances, and Weill fired Dimon as a result of such competition (Hitt, Ireland & Hoskisson, 2012). Therefore, the Traveler's suffered a business loss with the outcome of Weill's firing of Dimon. Although, there are positive advantages to a general partnership like the buy and sell relationship which benefits the purchasing of stocks and purchasing methods for the business (Peterson & White, 2000). In other words, the value of stocks according to the business shares costs between partners when beginning a business. Despite the benefits of general partnership Jeb and Josh would have benefited with either a limited partnership or tenets in common, so both could share in the profits but have limits in liability to one another's
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report presents an analysis of The Walt Disney Company. It is one of the global’s leading manufacturers and providers of entertainment. The company manages through its five business segments which includes parks and resorts, media networks, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive. The Disney’s objective is to be one of the world 's leading manufactures and companies of entertainment and information, by using its portfolio of brands to differentiate its content, services and consumer products.
• The adventure theme park will establish and strengthen relationships with travelling agencies Price • The company will adopt a mass market penetration which will commence with low prices to stimulate the demand. This will also assist in attracting the targeted audience as the buying power is declining in the South African market due to increase in interest rates. This will further allow the company to capture a large market share and build the image of the park.
Disney witnessed its worse years in business in the following 18 years after Walt Disney’s demise. The company was so depended on Walt Disney for creativity and no one could fill this void. By late 1970s and early 1980s, the film division declines due to the dearth of Creativity. The financial performance of the company deteriorated from 1980 to 1983 and it was surviving solely due to its theme parks, which had remained popular and profitable. Moreover, Disney incurred heavy costs as it was investing in EPCOT and the new Disney Channel.
Does hearing the tagline “The Happiest place on earth” takes you on a memory lane of the very first day at Disneyland? The Walt Disney Company, was a dream of the most famous name in the animation industry and the creator of Mickey Mouse, Walt Elias Disney and now the company has estimated net worth of an about 36 billion dollars. (Funamentals n.d.) The company has been running from 1923 till current and I have decided to take the first 43 years (1923 to 1966) in consideration because I wish to tell the reader how the company went from Good to Great under the supervision of Walt Elias Disney.
Case Study 1: Banc One Corporation Asset and Liability Management Gizem Akkan So basically, the main problem Banc One Corporation has falling share prices as it is written from a 48 ¾ to 36 ¾ in April 1993. The basic reason behind this decline is that its exposure to derivative securities. This decline in share prices raises concerns among the Banc One’s Investors as well as its analysts since they are uncomfortable with huge amount of derivative usage particularly swaps. They think they are not able to measure risks they exposed so this create uncertainity about the firm’s financial stability.
General Motors is a multinational company that makes and sells vehicles and its parts. In 2009 General Motors had some financial problems. The automotive company had difficulties with their finances, as a result, the company was not profitable and was leaning towards bankruptcy. The company then reached out to the government for money to help with their situation. The Bush-led government decided to use $49.5 billion of taxpayers’ money to help General Motors out. Was this the right choice for the government?
g. Final estimate for the cost of equity: The final estimate for the cost of equity would be the average of the values found using the above three methods: CAPM 14.2% DCF 13.8 BOND YIELD + R.P. 14.0 AVERAGE 14.0% h. Harry Davis’ Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC): WACC= wdrd(1 - T) + wpsrps + wce(rs) = 0.3(0.10)(0.6) + 0.1(0.09) + 0.6(0.14) = 0.111 = 11.1%. i. Factors influencing Harry Davis’ composite WACC: