Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Financial Analysis and Forecasting
1. What can the historical income statements (case Exhibit 1) and balance sheets (case Exhibit 2) tell you about the financial health and current condition of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.?
The historical financial statements can tell us a lot about the financial health and condition about Krispy Kreme or any other company. By utilizing some key financial ratios we can determine how the company compares year over year as well as against competitors in many ?different dimensions. These dimensions include short term solvency, or its ability to meet its immediate obligations, long term solvency, or its ability to manage debt leverage, asset management, or its ability to …show more content…
Each of the individual components have been previously discussed, but it is interesting to compare them together to see how three of the most important aspects of the business have changed over time. Specifically it is worth noting that Profit Margin has increased significantly every year since 2000. What this means is that Krispy Kreme has gotten better every year at turning each sale dollar into net income.
3. Is Krispy Kreme financially healthy at year-end 2004??
When looking at the 2004 DuPont analysis, you see that not only has profit margin increased every year, but it is more than 2% better than the industry average. That being said, Krispy Kreme does not utilize its assets as efficiently as its competitors. This potentially troubling because of the fact that they have gone through aggressive growth in stores recently. Is this an indication that these stores are not generating the sales necessary to justify the investment, or at least as well as its competitors might be able to? Finally the equity multiplier comes in below the industry average. To us this means that Krispy Kreme does not utilize its leverage as effectively as the competition. Perhaps it would be to Krispy Kreme’s benefit to increase leverage and invest in order to increase growth and earnings in a similar manner to its competition. Overall, we believe that Krispy Kreme is moderately
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These strategies are still considered by Krispy Kreme to be “Brand Elements” as reported in current, annual financial reports. By keeping control of the recipe and the doughnut-making process, they also maintained product standards and reduced, while not completely eliminating, the competition through the uniqueness of their product. In fact, attempts to change the recipe, or even the look of the shops, in later years met with negative reactions from customers and the company quickly returned to the original taste and feel of the “original” Krispy Kreme.
This is said because the return on assets ratio is low. When it is low the company uses less money on more investment. The profit margin is low as well calculated at only .6% showing that Kudler Foods had a low profit at that reporting time. The debt to total assets ratio was .28%, which showed the company is healthy. The times interest earned ratio was 9.8%, which backs up claims of financial health. The solvency ratio shows Kudler Foods can pay back long-term obligations. Each ratio has different users interest in mind. Return on common stockholder’s equity is defined as Net Income / Total Capital, and Return on Common Stockholders’ Equity: 676,795 / 1,928,960 = 35.09% Return. Here is a comparison of this (2003) information to the same information from last years’ (2002) records to begin to determine a trend.
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Ever since I was about four years old I have had an obsession with one type of fast food: Krispy Kreme. This obsession goes back to before I can even remember everything growing up. According to my grandmother, whenever we drove by a Krispy Kreme when I was about four, I would yell the word "doughnut" after seeing the big red circle sign with the words saying hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts now. And that is where it all started for me and my favorite type of sweet junk food. Krispy Kreme, in particular, has had a large influence on my growing up. I am also, however, very passionate about American doughnuts. Most kids were passionate about hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, or ice cream; but I was never interested in those type of goodies. There has always been something that is completely irresistible to me about a good ole sweet glazed or fill doughnut and some hot chocolate .I am not sure if it is the way the chocolate iced glazed with sprinkles doughnut that caught my eye and attention or the way the original glazed doughnut smelted in my little mouth. Whatever it is, I have been hooked from what seems like birth.
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Krispy Kreme’s rapid expansion may have been the reason for its rapid fall. Recently becoming a publicly traded company in April 2000, Krispy Kreme shares had seen amazing growth as they were selling for 62 times earnings. Naturally, this created a buzz around Wall Street, and an “obsession” with Krispy Kreme began as it became one of the hottest stocks on the market. Yet, analysis of the fundamentals of Krispy Kreme needed to by analyzed to see the true threats the company had brought upon itself.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is part of the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Industry, which includes almost all companies in the “fast food” industry. Our goal in this report is to use various tools to analyze KKD and recommend strategies for them to gain more competitive advantage in the market.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is known to be the producer of doughnuts that they sell traditionally warm in public. The company’s success is widely known by the consumers in differents countries which makes them to be one of the outstanding companies in the business industry. But they encounter conflicts that results them to decline in some other ways.
The second half of 2004 failed to meet the managements expectations made earlier in the year. The company estimated diluted earnings per share of $1.16 for fiscal 2005; actual diluted earnings were $0.93. The company expected sales would increase 25% in fiscal 2005; actual systemwide sales increased 14.8%. The company divested the recently acquired Montana Mills operation. It also closed six underperforming factory stores. In the hours following the announcement of the financial loss, the company’s stock dropped 20%. On May 25, 2004, Krispy Kreme reported a $24.4 million loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2005. According to the company, the poor performance was because of trendy low-carb diets, and a $34 million write-off of its investment in Montana Mills. The stock was now down 37%. To make matters worse, the company announced that the SEC was investigated shady accounting practices due to franchise buybacks.
Krispy Kreme’s product mix constitutes of two things: doughnuts and coffee. This leaves the company very exposed to changes in market demand that can be caused for example, by new and existing diets. The competition on the other hand,