The legal name of the corporation I am analyzing is Black Box Corporation. This corporation is generally known as the Black Box and it is headquartered in Lawrence, Pennsylvania. According to their annual report, “[t]hey participate in the worldwide communication network infrastructure and managed services market” (2016). The company operates internationally “consisting of four operating segments which are (i) North American Products, (ii) North American Sevices, (iii) International Products and (iv) International Services” (Black Box Corp, 2016). The corporation has multiple subsidiaries, two of which include Midwest Communications Technologies Inc and Delaney Telecom Inc. Midwest Communications Technologies was founded in 2014 and is …show more content…
The letter also indicates their transformation roadmap consisting or four phases: Stability, Optimize, Expand, and Transform. Also indicated are their recent achievements where they praise their team “for finishing Fiscal 2016 with strong cash flow” (2016). Item 7 contains the management’s discussion and analysis of the financial condition and the results of operations of Black Box Corporation. It works in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes. It begins with the breakdown of the company and its forty year history and indicates that their product revenues “are generated from sales to end-users, collaboration with key channel partners and system integrators and through a global distribution network” (Black Box Corp, 2016). Their average order size is less than one thousand dollars, yet they continue to build a strong reputation. “The company also serves government clients whose revenue is not as dependent on the overall economic environment as commercial clients but are subject to governmental budgetary constraints” (2016). The letter also indicates the company’s backlog of services and that they expect to complete most of it within the next twelve months. The company section of the MD&A also contains a small breakdown of their increases and decreases in profit and expenses
I would advise Shania that an LLC would be the best form of business to accomplish her goals. Shania wants to open a Christian coffeehouse and already has a name in mind. Colorado LLC laws allow LLCs to be formed with one or more members, taxes them at a lower rate like partnerships and sole proprietorships, and provides the members with lower liability that protects them from the company’s debt (Scrofano, n.d.). This form of business will give Shania the ability to name her company what she wants and run it how she wants. The limited liability is also desirable.
NewCorp is potentially liable for breaching Pat's employee contract based on the termination terms established in the contract. NewCorp needed to put in the contract that hiring Pat was based on a three month probationary period. Pat also signed a document that stated that the employer has the right to terminate the employee at any time with respect to discharge; however, Pat believed that the document did not pertain to him because of the clause in the employee handbook he was provided since the employer failed to notify him of any deficiency in his duties and place him in corrective action plan. Pat also believes that he was being discriminated against because he was vocal over an issue during a recent school board meeting.
The following report includes selected financial data analyzing the performance of our company Life Through the Lens for year 12. Included is our strategy for the current year, future initiatives for our four regions, our competitor analysis, and reasons our company has not been improving as well as we had projected. At the moment our company’s current position is not up to par with our previous years regarding where our company is standing among our competitors. Please refer to Table 1.0 above to further understand our company’s performance for the end of year 12.
Jabil Circuit Inc. is a publicly traded electronics and technology company who has been excused by their shareholders for insider trading by not reporting they're backdating information. Backdating is not illegal as long as it is reported but unfortunately Jabil Circuit Inc. wasn't reporting. Insider trading is “ the purchase or sale of securities on the basis of information that has not been made available to pubic” (652). With that being said Jabil Circuit Inc. was being tried for SEC rule 10b-5.
Apple Inc. started off as a small computer company and rose to prominence over the following years. They faced great challenges and obstacles to evolve and become one of the top notch corporations today. Having a great CEO, Steve Jobs, is credited for the success of Apple. Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple was able to innovate industry changing technology.
The goals of the assignment are (1) to help you read through the 10K/Q reports issued by US corporations in accordance with SEC regulations and (2) to help familiarize yourselves with the company you plan to study this semester. 10K/Q reports can be found on a company’s website, or on EDGAR, located at www.sec.gov. However, EDGAR can also be accessed through Mergentonline available through Hofstra’s electronic library. You might have to use other sources in the Hofstra Electronic Library to complete a few of these items. You can also go to the company’s website for information.
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As a sales manager for WidgeCorp I have just been informed that we are considering branching out into the cold beverage world. Unfortunately, I have been asked to come up with a regression model in order to help forecast monthly sales of all cold beverages for the next year. Therefore, I will be analyzing several variables that will help me determine if there is a relationship between any dependent variables as well as one or more independent variables. Although, this is something new for our company we are planning on selling these beverage in the South, Southeast and some northern states north of North Carolina but not past Delaware because we feel that this will be our best marketing area for this new beverage. Furthermore, I have found that we can better determine how our sales are for the area as well as if there will be a need to push our new beverage out to other areas because the sales we forecast were better than expected which means it will bring in more money if we extend the sales range.
Describe the company and the major initiative(s) they have planned for the next 5 years.
An initial audit of the network for ABC, Inc. was conducted before proceeding to see if any of the existing infrastructure can be used in the new implementation. This audit consisted of ensuring that the current existing hardware can support this implementation, or if other hardware or software would need to be purchased. The business just conducted a technical refresh a few years back, upgrading all servers and routers to support expansion efforts. The existing network currently has a Microsoft Exchange email server for company emails, a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) server to manage all images created and group policies for all workstations, a management server running Microsoft Server 2012, a Microsoft SharePoint server running all Intranet company sites, and a tunnel router with connection to the Internet. The company also has its own Certificate Authority (CA) server and a RADIUS server, which it uses to create and manage its own authentication certificates for devices. The