Krispy Kreme's Financial Health

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Krispy Kreme’s Financial Health Looking at the financial reports of a company for the first time can be overwhelming if not intimidating. Analyzing the financial reports to determine the health of a company is much that same but different aspect must be looked at properly in order to predict and assess the health and wellness of a company. The different aspect in assessing the health of a company include the depreciation analysis, stock analysis, cash flow statement analysis, income statement trend analysis, management analysis, significant changes and possible reasons for the changes and implications of change. To begin the analysis on Krispy Kreme, the first analysis is that of the depreciation analysis. There are three different methods to calculate depreciation and they are straight-line, units-of-production and double-declining-balance (Larson, Wild, & Chiappetta, 2005). The Krispy Kreme Company uses the straight-line method to calculate their depreciation on building, machinery, equipment and leasehold improvements. The breakdown of the depreciation on property and equipment consist of land, buildings, machinery and equipment, leasehold improvements and construction in process (Larson, Wild, & Chiappetta, 2005). Krispy Kreme’s total gross property and equipment in 2002 was a total of $156,484,000 and in 2003, it was a total of $252,770,000. The accumulated depreciation for the year 2002 was a total of $43,907,000 and for the year 2003, the total was $50,212,000. To find the net property and equipment amount, taking the gross property and equipment and subtracting the accumulated depreciation is the equation used. The net property and equipment for the year 2002 would be $112,577,000 and 2003 would be $202,558,000. Once b... ... middle of paper ... ...nd expectations, including anticipated store and market openings, planned capital expenditures and trends in or expectations regarding the Company's operations and financing abilities that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. (Krispy Kreme Doughnut, May 07, 2002) All financial information and notes are used to asses a company’s health and predict what the coming year may hold. The information found on the financials contains a large amount of information and once one understands how to interpret it then one has a visual of the company’s health. References Larson, K. D., Wild, J.J. & Chiappetta B. (2005). Fundamental accounting principles (17th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Krispy Kreme Doughnut (May 07, 2002). Form 10-K. Retrieved on August 11, 2008 from www.10KWizard.com

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