Growth and Value Creation at Sunflower Nutraceuticals Sunflower Nutraceuticals (SNC) is a nutraceuticals distributor based in Miami, Florida. Prior to 2012, SNC had flat annual sales growth with total revenues of $10 million and had been experiencing financing issues due to its thin margins and high working capital intensity. Miami Dade Merchant’s Bank (MDM) was SNC’s previous financier, but refused to increase SNC’s line of credit of $3.2 million, which was limiting SNC’s ability to grow because of the working capital constraints. In 2012, SNC decided to accept an alternative financing option from Averell & Tuttle (AT), an investment bank. AT provided SNC with a line of credit of $3.7 million at a 10% interest rate for a 10% equity stake.
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.
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).
TO: Dr. Jim Turner FROM: Tyler Mead DATE: October 20, 2015 SUBJECT: New England Seafood Company Risk Analysis Overview: Accompanying this memo is a risk analysis I have conducted for New England Seafood Company. The risk analysis I have conducted will show which weighted average cost of capital would be best to use in evaluating the project along with how New England Seafood Company could utilize the land if the project is accepted. A 10% cost of capital will result in a positive net present value but the coefficient of variation will be much higher than New England’s average coefficient of variation. A lower or higher cost of capital could under or over value the project and risks involved.
The American sub-prime mortgage crisis and asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) crisis happened in Canada had huge negative impacts on the financial industry. With the bankruptcy of several major banks in North America, investors lost their faith in financial institutions and were not willing to invest their assets to those financial institutions because of extremely high risks. As a competitive player in the industry, Goodwin also faced this threat and had poor performance. Internal Analysis Strength: Goodwin was a well-diversified company with six divisions in different but related market segments.
Based on the products offered by Barclays most of the customers seem to be getting what they envisioned while contracting the services offered by Barclays. Though the profits have dipped, the continued increase in the number of customers to approximately 48 million worldwide, is a major indicator of a firm offering value for their client’s money. Rarity is another way to evaluate the strength of the strategy. With the growing financial market and increased spending on research, many competitors, have found methods to be at par with institutions like Barclays in technology and management. In products provided, there is no unique product setting Barclays apart from the rest.
The company that I have chosen to asses is Loblaw Companies Ltd. I have assessed their financial statement as at June 20th, 2015 and June 14th, 2014, and decided to proceed for future investment in this company with my $10 000. The reasons that I have decided to invest in this company is because, first, they are closing down 52 retail locations that are unprofitable. This will allow them to be less in debts and repay their loans faster. Second, their revenue income has increased since the second quarter of 2014 by $228 million; from $10,307 to $10,535.
I recommend that Wrigley does take the $3 billion of debt. Whether the $3 billion was used to pay dividends or repurchase shares, both have an effect on the market equity. Both paying dividends and repurchasing shares reduces Wrigley's equity. By doing so, this lowers the investment risk the company. Blanka Dobrynin should try to convince the directors to undertake capitalization.
This was done with the help of a weighted average unlevered beta, the market risk premium and the risk free rate. The risk free rate of 5.85 % has been acquired from the 30 year T bond rates. The beta was found out using the three other comparable companies and their unleveraged betas. With help of all these values the discount rate of 10.847% was calculated which contributed in discounting the cash flows and obtaining the present value of cash flows. The continuing value for Calaveras has been estimated using the key value driver formula which was found out to be $ 7019.715.
The managers will be interested in the sensitivity analysis to determine the effects of variable costs on the maximum price of the share. In this case, if the share price is $3 per share, the NPV of Nero’s Pasta should be 3 * 5,000,000 = $15,000,000. The variable costs will be more than 85% of the net sales.
The last product that this company produces are the flow controllers. Flow controllers are products that are very customizable but are not as competitive on the market demanding higher prices. The planned gross margin for the flow controllers was 35% with an actual margin of 41.%. There was a significant increase without the loss of any business. The Wilkerson company have a quality leadership team; however, there are some things that needs to be changed for the company to succeed and prepare for potential price
Assignment: Portfolio Income & costs and profit measures of performance Alibaba.com is a China’s B2B e-commerce company which owns a U.S. IPO that worth $25 billion has become the largest B2B e-commerce company in the world in just a few years and barely anyone expect the company can achieve this results so successful. Referring to the Appendix A, the income of Alibaba has been increasing from year 2010 to 2014. This is because of there has a few key factors of success that carried out by the founder of Alibaba.com, Jack Ma to operate the e-commerce business in the global marketplace.
Bankruptcy is a time of turmoil and uncertainty in any company, in addition to employees leaving and a loss of confidence from vendors and customers, management is restricted in their ability to make decisions and navigate the company. Because of the heightened uncertainty, many investors abandon the company, greatly reducing the value of the company, making the process even more difficult. However, savvy investors can generate large returns by entering the company at the right time as it begins to rebuild, so long as they can determine which companies will fail, and which will recover. H Partners is currently engaged in this process with Six Flags, having already gathered substantial returns on Six Flags’ senior debt, H Partners is determining
He also concentrated to maintain his company’s strong balance sheet. So, another alternative that I would recommend for this company is through the off-balance sheet financing (OBF), which is the operating leases. This method can enhance the cash flow of the firm and substantially build up the leverage without adding to the amount of the debt. For example, Hill Country can rent a piece of equipment and buy this equipment at the end of the leases period with minimum purchasing cost. Before this equipment is bought, Hill Country only records the rental expenses for the equipment in the company’s financial statement throughout the years.