Coleco Case

1024 WordsNov 18, 20125 Pages
STRATEGIC FINANCE COLECO CASE TOY STORY Coleco INC. Profile • • • • • • • Name – Coleco Industries Time – the end of 1980s Industry – toys Market - USA Market share – the fifth-largest manufacturer in the USA Head quarter - West HartFord, Connecticut Production line – Cabbage Patch Kids Plush Alf dolls and puppets Couch Potato Pals Play sets (The Flintstones,Sesame Street, Sylvanian Families) • • Company`s issue - annual sales were behind expectations negative equity position of $84 million The challenge - to determine whether the company’s capital could be restructured in a way that would satisfy its creditors without diluting the stock any further than was necessary Product line Economy and Industry Analysis…show more content…
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