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1.According to information found on the production analysis page of the Inquirer, Chester sold 1129 units of Cedar in the current year. Assuming that…
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1.According to informaTon found on the producTon analysis page of the Inquirer, Chester sold 1129
units of Cedar in the current year. Assuming that Cedar maintains a constant market share, all the units
of Cedar are sold in the Nano market segment and the growth rate remains constant, how many years
will it be before Cedar will not be able to meet future demand unless the company adds producTon
capacity? Exclude any exisTng inventory.
2.Which descripTon best Fts Andrews? ±or clarity:
– A di²erenTator competes through good designs, high awareness, and easy accessibility.
– A cost leader competes on price by reducing costs and passing the savings to customers.
– A broad player competes in all parts of the market.
– A niche player competes in selected parts of the market.
Which of these four statements best describes your company’s current strategy?
Andrews is a broad di²erenTator
Andrews is a broad cost leader
Andrews is a niche cost leader
Andrews is a niche di²erenTator
3.Refer to the HR Reports in the Inquirer. ³hrough past investments in recruiTng and training Digby has
obtained a producTvity index of 109.6%. ³his means that Digby’s labor costs would be increased by 9.6%
if it did not have these producTvity improvements. ³his is a compeTTve advantage that Digby can sustain
or even widen further if its compeTtors have no HR iniTaTves. Now, refer to the Income Statement in
Digby’s Annual Report. How much did Digby’s producTvity improvements save it in direct labor costs (in
thousands) last year?
4. Demand is created through meeTng customer buying criteria, credit terms, awareness (promoTon)
and accessibility (distribuTon). According to the ³hri´ segment’s customers, which of these products was
the most compeTTve at the end of last year?
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5. Chester currently has $17,478 (000) in cash and management has decided to issue stocks and bonds
worth an addiTonal $8,000 (000). Assuming that cash From operaTons will be the same For each oF the
Following acTviTes, which acTvity exposes this company to the most risk oF being issued an emergency
A $5 dividend
Purchasing $18,000 (000) worth oF plant and equipment
Liquidate the enTre inventory
ReTring the oldest bond
6. Bold is a product oF the Baldwin company which is primarily in the Nano segment, but is also sold in
another segment. Baldwin starts to create their sales Forecast by assuming all policies (R&D, MarkeTng,
and ProducTon) For all compeTtors are equal this year over last. ±or this quesTon assume that all 700 oF
units oF Bold are sold in the Nano segment. IF the compeTTve environment remains unchanged what will
be the Bold product’s demand next year (in 000’s)?
7. In order to sell a product at a pro²t the product must be priced higher than the total oF what it costs
you to build the unit, plus period expenses, and plus overhead.
At the end oF last year the broad cost leader Baldwin had an Elite product Buddy. Use the Inquirer’s
ProducTon Analysis to ²nd Buddy’s producTon cost, (labor+materials). Exclude possible inventory
carrying costs. Assume period expenses and overhead total 1/2 oF their producTon cost. What is the
minimum price the product could have been sold For to cover the unit cost, period expenses, and
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Dec. 31, 2015
Student: Lindsey Bird
Selected Financial Statistics
SG&A / Sales
Contrib. Margin %
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Stocks & Bonds
December 31 , 2015
Stock Market Summary
Bond Market Summary
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