In regards to the corporation’s balance sheet, it is necessary to place an importance on liquidity ratios to demonstrate the company’s ability to pay its short term obligations such as accounts payable and notes that have a duration of less than one year. These commonly used liquidity ratios include the current ratio, quick ratio, and cash ratio. All three ratios are used to measure the liquidity of a company or business. The current ratio is used to indicate a business’s ability to meet maturing obligations. The quick ratio is used to indicate the company’s ability to pay off debt. Finally the cash ratio is used to measure the amount of capital as well short term counterparts a business has over its current liabilities. When looking …show more content…
As shown in this exhibit Dunkin Brand Group currently has $3,177,383,000 in total assets; $2,809,424,000 in total liabilities; and $367,959,000 in shareholder’s equity. Starbucks has total assets of $12,446,100,000; $6,628,100,000 in total liabilities; and $5,818,000,000 in shareholder’s equity. McDonald’s has the highest total assets as well as total liabilities and shareholder’s equity of the three competitors. The company 's total assets of $34,281,400,000; $21,428,000,000 in total liabilities; and $12,853,400,000 in shareholder’s equity. The balance sheet is a financial statement that is used to report the financial position of a company in its fiscal year. With these three competitors, it is clear that McDonald 's is the largest of the three and has both the most assets and …show more content…
Each competitor 's current ratio, quick ratio, and cash ratio are able to be found in this exhibit for the year ended in 2015. McDonald’s currently has a cash ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 1.20, and a 1.52. Starbucks has a cash ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.64, and a current ratio of 1.19. Finally, the Dunkin Brand Group Inc. has a cash ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.74, and a current ratio of 1.25. When looking at these ratios one is able to find that compared to its competitors, Starbucks is less liquid than McDonald 's and Dunkin Brand Group
Balance sheet lists assets, liabilities and owner’s equity. The assets listed on the balance sheet are acquired either by debt (liabilities) or equity. “Companies that use more debt than equity to finance assets have a high leverage ratio and an aggressive capital structure. A company that pays for assets with more equity than debt has a low leverage ratio and a conservative capital structure. That said, a high leverage ratio and/or an aggressive capital structure can also lead
This section will discuss ratio analysis for the following ratios: current ratio, quick (acid-test) ratio, average collection period, debt to assets ratio, debt to equity ratio, interest coverage ratio, net profit margin, and price to earnings ratio. Depending on the end user which ratio carries more importance, however, all must be familiar with ratio analysis. Details on each company's performance for each of these areas can be found in the attached ratio analysis worksheet.
Datamonitor. (January 2005). Starbucks Corporation. Retrieved September 22, 2006 from, http://www.investor.reuters.com from University of Phoenix Library.
The corporation I chose to discuss is McDonald’s. McDonald’s is a publicly traded corporation that includes the following domestic companies, McDonald’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Boston Market. This paper will discuss the following:
Our primary argument is simple, the cost of internal funds and the demand for external financing vary because of possible investment costs and the external financing costs. The effect and relationship of these two factors are paramount in making an educated decision. Keurig Green Mountain would be prudent to consider the debt-to-equity ratio, total long-term liability ratio, and cash flow to determine if they can service an expansion. According to Almeida & Campello (2008) Keurig Green Mountain needs to explore three specific areas to determine the best route: The opportunity costs, constraints of current investments on credit, and the high costs that may exist for external financing. Figures 6 through 8 show the different options for Keurig Green Mountain whether they issue a bond, commercial paper, or via a traditional loan. JAB Holding Company recently purchased Keurig Green Mountain, and this places them in a stronger position to consider a merger or acquisition themselves. J.M. Smucker is slightly larger, and they own distribution rights to Dunkin Donuts, Folgers, and Millstone. A merger could present a promising opportunity to gain market share, but would be a different strategy for expanding operations and would have a different
The purpose of this paper is to provide data and analysis of PepsiCo, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Companies financial statements so that a potential investor can make an educated decision about where to place their money. The paper shows a vertical analysis of each company’s consolidated balance sheet, a horizontal analysis of their consolidated statement of income ratios showing solvency, liquidity and profitability.
The importance of economic indicators to the strategic planning process in any organization is the ability to benchmark economic conditions that contribute to improve profitability, business growth and market size. Leadership sets up the mission “to establish Starbucks as the most recognized and respected brand in the world.” In doing so, they have created a set of industry-leading, comprehensive coffee-buying guidelines addressing coffee quality, financial transparency, social and environmental responsibility. Starbucks strategy is also expanding market in globally to provide high quality coffee in convenient and visibility locations. They are continuing to innovate and extend the business with imaginative new ready-to-drink beverages and expanded packaged coffee offerings (Starbucks Corporation, 2007).
The Dunkin brand has two major companies Baskin Robins and Dunkin Donuts. For this business analysis I will be focusing in on Dunkin Donuts of the Dunkin Brand. Dunkin Donuts is one of the leading companies in the coffee industry that is growing rapidly each day. Though the coffee is rapidly increasing, can Dunkin Donuts keep up and compete with top rivals?
Since going public in 2000, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has posted strong growth in same-store sales each quarter, with a consistency that would make most competitors envious. According to the Krispy Kreme’s most recent quarter, which ended August 3, 2003, it posted an 11.3 percents rise in system wide same-store sales, including 15.6 percents growth at company operated units (Peters, 2003). From the financial report of second quarter in 2003, it could foretell there would be more earnings growth in the future as long as Krispy Kreme finds more new markets in which to launch doughnut shops. Its average weekly sales are in large determined by newly opened stores. This also demonstrates that the doughnuts specialist’s soaring results and rise to the top echelon of industry performers can be attributed to successful expansion.
Introduction This paper will provide an argument for diversification to be presented to the board of directors for Starbucks. A strategy for diversification indicating the products and industries for diversification and how synergies may be gained. The identification and the discussion of the foreign market Starbucks should enter will be presented, along with the strategy it should use to enter the market. Challenges Starbucks may face in the foreign market will be discussed, as well as how it might respond strategically to minimize the impact of these challenges. Also, this paper will encompass a scenario when it would not make sense for Starbucks to diversify or expand into a foreign market, and how the company will create a business environment conducive to ethical behavior will be assessed.
Before beginning an analysis of a company it is necessary to have a complete set of financial statements, preferably for the pas few years so that historical trends can be obtained. Ratios are a way for anyone to get an idea of the financial performance of a company by using the information contained in the financial statements. Ratios are grouped into four basic categories, liquidity, activity, profitability, and financial leverage. This document will use a variety of these ratios to analyze the firm, Sample Company, as of December 31,2000.
The purpose of this report is to compare financial reports from the two largest soft drink manufacturers in the world. The Pepsi Co. and Coca Cola have been the industry's leaders in their market since the early 1900's. I will use relevant figures to determine profitability, and break down key ratios in profitability, liquidity, and solvency. By breaking down financial statements, and converting them to percentages and ratios, comparisons can be made between competitors regardless of size.
According to IBIS World Report the major players in the US coffee and snacks retail market are Starbucks and Dunkin’ Brands at 36.7% and 24.6% market share respectively with other competitors occupying the remaining market share of 38.7%. The industry is at the mature stage of its life cycle, has low barriers to entry and intense competition and rivalry between the players. The regulation and technological change within the industry is medium (IBIS world report)