Internal Analysis of Rolls Royce

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ROLLS-ROYCE: INTERNAL ANALYSIS For the purpose of internal analysis, I have selected civil aerospace SBU of Rolls-Royce. This analysis has been done considering the fact that the case study was published in year 2005. Financial Analysis: Rolls-Royce has been generating higher margins in past few years. In last four years i.e. from 2002 to 2006 the operating profit has grown from £168 million to £692 million with the annual growth rate of 42.5%. The net profit has also increased at compound annual growth rate of 71.3% from £53 million to £998 million in these four years. These figures are the indicators of a strong financial performance. It is evident from the figures that the high levels of margin in their field of operation are very…show more content…
He suggested that sustained competitive advantage derives from the resources and capabilities a firm controls that are valuable, rare, imperfectly imitable, and not substitutable. He further added that the resources and capabilities can be viewed in form of tangible and intangible assets. There are four different categories of resources financial, physical, human, and organization. Barney and Hesterly (2006), describe the VRIO framework as a good tool to examine the internal environment of a firm. They state that VRIO “stands for four questions one must ask about a resource or capability to determine its competitive potential: 1. The Question of Value: Does a resource enable a firm to exploit an environmental opportunity, and/or neutralize an environmental threat? 2. The Question of Rarity: Is a resource currently controlled by only a small number of competing firms? [are the resources used to make the products/services or the products/services themselves rare?] 3. The Question of Imitability: do firms without a resource face a cost disadvantage in obtaining or developing it? [is what a firm is doing difficult to imitate?] 4. The Question of Organization: Are a firm’s other policies and procedures organized to support
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