## Master Case: Ratio Analysis: Office Depot: Industry review and a first look at ratios

Concept Title: Industry Analysis Let’s get an overview of the office supplies industry as a whole. The industry is growing at the rate of 6% to 10% annually. In the United States three major players dominate the sector: Office Max, Staples and Office Depot. The

## Master Case: Ratio Analysis: Office Depot: Ratios game plan

Concept Title: Ratios – Quick Reviews It’s important to understand the different categories of ratios. It is the combined knowledge of all the groups of ratios that help in constructing an overall financial picture. We will be using the following ratios to calculate the financial

## Master Case: Ratio Analysis: Office Depot: Overview

Concept Title: Office Depot – Overview Office Depot (Stock Symbol ODP) is one of the largest retailers of office supplies in the United States. The company has 978 stores in 19 countries and Sales of \$10.263 billion in 1999 with a net income of \$257

## Ratio Analysis: Liquidity, Leverage, Profitability, Productivity: Session I-D

Concept Title: Liquidity Concept Description: Explains what role the cash position of a firm plays in the financial health of a company. Liquidity is the ability of a firm to convert its assets as quickly as possible into cash. It’s about having cash available as

## Ratio Analysis: Understanding the language: Session I-C

Concept Title: Introduction to Ratios Ratios define relationships between two variables. A financial ratio is computed by dividing the dollar amount of one item reported in a financial statement by the dollar amount of another. The purpose of ratio analysis is to express relationships between

## Ratio Analysis: Understanding the language: Session I-B

Concept Title: Understanding the language – ii Concept Description: Explains basic terms used in finance Marketable Securities Every firm maintains a certain cash balance to carry out day-to-day transactions. However, if the firm has too much idle cash, it is missing the returns that it

## Ratio Analysis: Understanding the language: Session I – A

Concept Title: Financial Terms Concept Description: Gives detailed description of financial terms including Insolvency, Cost Functions, Dividends and Net Working Capital Insolvency ‘Insolvency’ is the situation in which a firm’s assets are unable to pay or cover its liabilities. Insolvency could be short term or

## Learning Corporate Finance – course guide

Here is the structure of the full course. This should help with Navigation The first course in Corporate Finance – Session Zero Session I – B: Corporate Finance: Financial Statements – Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss and Cash flows Session II-A: Corporate Finance: The Balance

## Electronic Arts (EA): Corporate Finance Case Study

Case Study – Electronic Arts With 1.4 billion dollars in annual revenues, Electronic Arts (EA) is one of the largest publishers of games for personal computers, Nintendo, Sega and Sony consoles.  Between March 1999 and March 2000, EA released a total of 69 games including

## Session V – B: Corporate Finance: Beta, Calculating WACC or Weighted Average Cost of Capital

Concept Title: Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Description: Explains WACC and how to calculate it Explanation Cost of capital is a concept that can be derived from the discussion we have had about opportunity cost. From the discussion that we have had so far,

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