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Max length 3000 words
For each of these essays you should include the following information about the company
Part 1 (30%)
Overall 5 year review of the company performance.
Overview of the company development-do not exceed 500 words on this
Ratios on performance and gearing, 5 year minimum shown as a percentage change. Diagrammes are essential. Include geographical distribution of exports and markets. Location of markets and sourcing of raw materials
A summary of the findings are essential
Share price graph (5 year minimum). An analysis of periods of strength and weaknesses are expected.
Ratios and performance to be benchmarked against the industry average or other companies in the industry
The information above is mandatory- 30%
This information must be at the front of the assignment. Please summarise your findings
Part 2 (20%) The statistical information on
Calculate the company beta over 5 years or calculate the standard deviation of the company share price in relation to the standard deviation of the share market
Calculate the standard deviation for key exchange rates
Determine the exposure to any country risk that may adversely affect company performance
How to calculate a beta-click to view
Firstly list the company strategic objectives for the next 5 years
Secondly report on your calculations in (a)-summary evaluation
What are your conclusions on the financial performance of the company
How does this fit with the strategic objectives?
You are to report on your calculations in (b) the exposure to exchange rate risk, share price movement, political and country risk and market risk. You may wish to include other risks as appropriate.
What are your conclusions on these risks
How does this fit with the strategic objectives
Draw conclusions 10% -with regards the success or failure of the company with regards its business operations and the ability to manage its key risks. Is the company likely to meet its strategic objectives.
You must submit an assignment based on one of the following Companies listed below.
Please note that information on the group report and accounts of all these companies can be obtained from Northcote.
Note you can only choose from the above companies
To assist you in completing this assignment the key is to follow a method that considers the key risk factors affecting the company and the impact on the cost of capital. The diagrams below identify 10 risk factors under 3 headings