I am writing to analyse the company's current balance sheet and income statement. Particularly, I will critique on the company's results, compare it to past years, compare it to competitors, and make recommendations on how to improve its financial position.
Executive Summary: Dollar General is the sixth largest mass merchandiser, and the fourth largest discount store in the U.S. However, significant growth opportunities remain for extreme-value retailers such as Dollar General. Dollar General’s strategic objective is sustainable and profitable long-term growth. The company has opportunities for growth by expanding in the United States to areas that lack an extreme-value retail presence. Continuing to serve low-, middle-, and fixed-income families in small communities will prevent Dollar General from competing directly against mass retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target. Dollar General’s strength
Neiman Marcus is a department store that provides various luxury products including apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty and decorative home products to the affluent consumer. Also, Neiman Marcus has both physical and online store. Its headquarter was located in Dallas, Texas. Neiman Marcus also provides different service to consumers, such as one-on-one sales assistance, membership service, and replenishment service (“Company Information”, n.d.). Customers in Neiman Marcus are mainly male and female ages between 30 to 50 with mid to high household income. The general store size for Neiman Marcus is about 200,000 square feet. Because Neiman Marcus is a luxury department store, the price of merchandise is higher than other department store,
The firm was facing the problem of differentiating itself from the competitors who were already adapting to the market and making more sales and profits in the overall industry. This made the firm to change its strategies in order to be able to adapt to the already changing market in the traditional departmental store business.
Nordstrom is classified as an Upscale Independent Department Store Chain and is noted as one of the largest department stores of its type. Nordstrom is founded in 1901 by two partners, John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin. It’s headquarter is in Seattle, Washington area. Nordstrom carries a wide variety of merchandise and specialty goods, which includes apparel, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, handbags, accessories, and in some locations, home furnishings. Nordstrom is dealing with competition on many different levels. It is competing with higher end stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. In addition, it is also competing with second tier stores such as Macy’s, Dillard’s,
In "The Store" by Edward P. Jones, the narrator seems to be an irresponsible, immature, and lazy at first. At the beginning, not even once he bothered thinking about the future. All he cared for was the cigarettes and the beers. He called them "valuables". Since he was living with his mom, he did not have to worry about the shelter and the food. Therefore, he did not bother to look for the new job. His mom did not seem to care about him fooling around jobless as well. Because of that, he did not care when his brother told him to look for a new job. Altogether, he was a waste at the beginning. However, Mr. Jones gave the strong clue about his future success by showing his strong work ethic when he said "Never late, never talked back and always volunteering" (142). With that in mind, there were some incidents as the story progressed, positive and negative that helped him to realize about his future.
Return on equity measures a company’s profitability by calculating how much profit a company generates with the money shareholders have invested. It is important to consider ROE and not just net income in dollar term because it helps for making comparisons among different investment amounts.
The companies that were chosen for a company analysis include Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Burlington. Since the retail industry has been lagging behind lately, these companies will help determine the prospective financial investment in the retail industry. As Macy’s as our primary company, we chose Kohl’s and Burlington to be the two comparative companies. These companies are comparable due to the same SIC code of 5311 in the subgroup of department stores. These companies offer similar products and services with little differentiation between the three.
Macy’s, Inc. is a retail organization incorporated in Delaware and has Executive offices in Ohio. As of January 2014, Macy’s has 840 department stores located in urban and suburban area across the United States. Macy’s, Inc. is in 45 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico (SEC Filing, 2014).
Businesses have to adapt to the ever-changing economy. It is not much of a choice for business leaders to change elements of their organization to stay in competition with their peers. The hardest part, most of the time, is changing the people in the organization to develop the necessary outcome or goal. As a business leader getting rid of people or changing their job specifics is one of the many responsibilities they have to be comfortable performing. Organizations have to take into consideration their competitors, customers, shareholders, employees, and the community to make decisions. Change is an aspect that many people are afraid of. In the new millennium, organizational leaders have to embrace
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (DSG) is an authentic, full-line and sports and fitness retailer. It offers a broad arrangement of high-quality, competitively-priced brand name goods. DSG sells a variety sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear, in a specialty store environment. Dick’s Sporting Goods owns and operates a variety of retail locations. The retail locations owned include Golf Galaxy, LLC. This company is a golf-specialty retailer with a world class selection of brand name golf equipment, apparel, and accessories. DSG also operates TrueRunner, a company that sells prime selection of premium footwear, clothing and accessories for the avid runner. Field & Stream is another company that Dick’s Sporting Goods own. Field & Stream offers
Macy’s Inc. competes with other major players in the Department Store Retail Industry as well as with discounter, luxury stores, specialty stores, mail order and pure play internet retailers. Key competitors include Sears, J. C. Penny, Kohl’s, Nordstrom,
Critically analyze the organization from the systems approach. You should consider the inputs, transformation and output elements of the operation and consider how the system creates value.
A business model is an important and integral part of the business a strategy of any firm whether big or small. The way a business model is developed determines and indicates the values, ethics and principles on the lines of which the business at large will be operating. It also indicates how the business is going to function and covers various internal and external dimensions of a business and the organization as a whole.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. operates as a content, commerce, and technology company in the United States. It provides access to books, magazines, newspapers, and other content through its multi-channel distribution platform. The company sells its products directly to customers through its bookstores and on barnesandnoble.com. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than 3 million titles in its eBookstore. Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook