I was plaining grocery shop project for a long time. I chose Walmart, Publix and Kroger to make a comparison. I printed a list which is about the stuffs I need for my kitchen form the internet and there were totally 27 things. I divided them to three categories: stuffs for pantry, refrigerator and others.
Walmart stores is one of the largest retailers not only in the United States but across the world. They hold tremendous power from a retail level and on a political level with governments in the US and outside. Ratios help create Walmart as a company and allows investors to be able to gauge and understand the metrics of the organization. These metrics and ratios help investors understand the specific direction of the company and the effectiveness of executive leadership. The primary ratio that must be understood regarding Walmart's earnings-per-share is the price earnings ratio. This ratio will help the company create the level of stock price regarding its sales and revenues and in considering expenses and liabilities.
When one goes to fill out a job application there are probably many thoughts running through ones’ mind. “Is this the right job for me, how much is the base pay, do they have good benefits, etc.” However not too many people take the time to do the research on the company that they are applying for. Instead they find out how great the company is or how horrible once they become apart of the company. Although there are some companies that are well known prior to people applying to them. Publix and Walmart are two well known retail companies that hold great and horrendous job standards.
In Doe v. Koger, a student with intellectual disabilities was expelled based on disciplinary issues. The school denied the student a due-process hearing for students with disabilities. When the family took the school district to court, it was ruled that before changing the placement of a student with disabilities through long term suspension or expulsion, a hearing must be held to determine whether the child’s inappropriate behavior was a result, or manifestation of his/her disability.
According to Fortune, “Executives sought to drive growth by putting undue pressure on its employees to hit sales quotas, and many employees responded by fraudulently opening customer accounts. In most cases these accounts were closed before customers noticed, but in other cases consumers were hit with associated fees or took hits to their credit ratings. The bank was forced to return $2.6 million in ill-gotten fees and pay $186 million in fines to the government. But the biggest hit Wells Fargo will take is to its reputation, as the media and government officials spent much of the year slamming the bank for its fraud,” (Mathews). The victims being the unknowing customers who saw their credit ratings plummet and faced steep financial fees, that were brought about through no fault of their own.
Bank of America: Mobile Banking This essay is based on the case “Bank of America: Mobile Banking” which is dated on May 2012. We will first present benefits mobile banking provide to consumers and highlight reasons why many consumers haven’t adopted mobile banking yet. Furthermore, we will look into Bank of America motivation to offer mobile banking to its customers and review associated costs and risks of mobile banking implementation. Then understand what lessons can the bank learn from its online banking operations and analyze costs and benefits of having customers migrate to online banking.
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.
This compare and contrast paper will explore the history and development of these two corporate giants; conduct a strategic and financial analysis of each company; and compare and contrast the executive leadership, corporate strategy, acquisitions and divestments of each. The future direction of the companies over the next three to five
I would frame the banking as an industry that is built on trust. Trust that is reaffirmed by the governments, and regulators. Banks have an imperative role in our economic growth, and development. Correspondingly, without the bank industry, there is no industry to replace them as the conduit for social and economic policy. Equally important, there is no industry to replace them as the key performer in creating our economies multiplier effect. Moreover, I would frame them as an industry that measures their success by ROA and ROE, metrics that is influenced by their ability to buy deposits and sell loans. I could give full SWOT analysis of the banking industry; however I would run out of room. Banks utmost strength is that bank lending has been a significant driver of GDP growth and employment. They are a conduit for social and economic policy. Comparatively, banks have extended in to other areas, which include insurance, loans, investments, real estate and other financial vehicles. Lastly, the final strength is that banks can create money, by using the reserve requirement to their advantage. However, if you have strengths you have weaknesses. One weakness is that, historically banks have lacked innovation. Coupled with customers no longer trusts banks, which equals low customer satisfaction and many banks have low brand recognition (CountyBank). However, Strengths and weakness do changed over time. Banks are finding new ways to create money, the government is forcing banks
Weaknesses However, there are some limitations in the use of the project’s results. Our project is focusing on the Hong Kong banking industries. Therefore, the results cannot be used in other industries or areas, because of the different situations and environments. In addition, the regression results are built on the basic dividend theories.
b) Profitability Profitability ratios are used in an effort to evaluate management’s ability to monitor and control expenses, and to earn a profit on resources committed to the business. These particular ratios assess a company’s strengths and weakness, operating results and growth potential. Moreover, they measure on the efficiency of assets being used to generate net income and sales. The higher the ratio, the more effectively a company is using their assets.