Unit 1 – Lowes Companies Financial Statements Nataraja Perumal Nallathamby Globe University/Minnesota School of Business AC505. Fiscal Resources Angie Norbek Date of Submission: August 06, 2015 Lowe’s Companies Financial Statements This assignment explains about Lowe’s Companies Financial Statements with more details on Lowe’s balance sheet, its assets, current liability, Lowe’s stockholders’ equity, Lowe’s statement of cash flows etc. Introduction Lowe’s is a multinational company with a chain of companies in the United States, Mexico & Canada. Lowe’s is helping large number of customers in these countries in improving their home improvement over more than 60 years. Lowe’s offers a variety of home improvement products and to name a few, it offers cleaning supplies, Hardware, Outdoor related tools, equipment and furniture, home decor, flooring, bathroom etc.
All 88,900 permanent staff are Partners who own 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), 349 Waitrose supermarkets (www.waitrose.com), an online and catalogue business, johnlewis.com (www.johnlewis.com), a production unit and a farm. The business has annual gross sales of over £11bn. Partners share in the benefits and profits of a business that puts them
1 Introduction Argos is an UK based home retail group. It is one of the largest companies of UK that have been running around 737 companies and they have around 340 million visitors of their websites as well. According to a study it has been found that they are covering about 90% of the population of United Kingdom within their 10miles of an Argos branch. As one of the largest company in UK Argos has a decent growth rate of 20%. They have more than 130million customer and around two third of the population have taken under their catalog.
Rate of innovations and technologies advancement and replacements Changes in technological incentive and motivation SWOT analysis: ZieTel Strengths: • Located in the traditional Melbournian suburbs • Use the comments, case studies and feedback to promote its products • Attend the conferences, trade shows and seminars to improve its market exposure • High business resources and technologies used during the business production and operating procedures ZieTel Weakness: • Need to improve the knowledge of marketing communication channels • Need to improve the experiences of targeting and profiling the potential customers • Need to improve staffs product knowledge • Need to improve how to promote the products and services to the
Home Depot The Home Depot is one of the largest home improvement stores and offers quality materials and products. The products offered by The Home Depot center around home improvement and building. From lawn and garden items to kitchenware and lighting fixtures, the products are sold in stores and online. Customers can find many choices in brands, from Frigidaire and GE to Samsung and LG. The prices on products are comparable to other home improvement stores.
Founded in Sweden at 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA is a value-driven company with the vision “To create a better everyday life for the many people”. As of January 2009, the company became the world’s largest furniture designer and retailer. Currently, IKEA owns and operates 351 stores in 43 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. The company’s product range consists of 9,500 home furnishing articles, of which they are known to be well-designed, functional and inexpensive. IKEA has about 1,220 suppliers in more than 55 countries around the world, providing the bulk of the company’s inventory.
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through their network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, they have served more than 40 percent of FORTUNE 1000® and FORTUNE Global 500® companies. They also work with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half. Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.
Richard Sears and Alvah C. Roebuck united to exchange ideas about the Sears Catalog products in order to expand their productivity in the retail industry. The Sears Catalog was created to help people all
CSC has been a Fortune five hundred Company since 1995, coming back in at 162 within the 2012 rankings. On might 2015 CSC proclaimed plans to separate the general public sector business from its industrial and international business. CSC employs concerning 90,000 workers (as of March twenty four, 2015) in seventy countries and ranks among the leading IT service suppliers within the world. Geographically, CSC has major operations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company operates in 3 broad service lines or