Session 7: Applying concepts to PFS case Assignment Study Study questions for quiz prep & class discussion H&W Ch 5, Section 5.4 Business Strategies PFS: Daisytek’s growth strategy case. What is Daisytek’s corporate strategy? What is PFS’ business strategy? Does it differ from Daisytek’s core business strategy? What functional strategies are key to Daisytek's current or future success? Why? Quiz on the PFS case based on assignment questions is certain. Quiz What are Daisytek’s goals and objectives? Strategy Goals Current Situation Strategy Environment Objectives Goals vs. objectives Goal—an open ended statement of a desired end result e.g., Dell in 2006. Goal—improve customer service Objective—a desired end result expressed in measurable terms including a time limit e.g., Dell in early 2000s Objective—double revenue in 5 years A clearer statement would be: Double annual revenue to $xx by 2006.” Areas in which to consider having goals and objectives Profitability Efficiency Growth Shareholder wealth Utilization of resources Reputation Contributions to employees Contributions to society Market leadership Survival Personal needs of top management Ref. H&W p. 7 Let’s see if we can construct a hierarchy of objectives for Daisytek For Daisytek, what are the objectives (or goals if we can’t determine an objective) for each of the following? Corporation Daisytek’s Core business PFS business Key functional strategies Assignment for Session 8 Prepare an analysis of Daisytek's financial performance or condition using ratios listed in Table 11.1, pp. 167-169). Liquidity ratios: Profitability ratios: Activity ratios: Leverage ratios: Companies Companies Companies Companies 1 3 5 1 & & & & 2 4 6 2 Do both 1995 and 1996. Only do ratios for which you have data in the case. No need to seek data outside the case. Hand in a printed copy of an Excel printout (including data, calculations, and analysis conclusions) at the beginning of class. Bring a copy of your Excel file to class. Be prepared to present your work Either bring a copy of your file on a USB drive, or Follow the Electronic Submission Requirements and email the file to the instructor at least 60 minutes before class Discussion questions What is Daisytek’s corporate strategy? What is PFS’ business strategy? Does it differ from Daisytek’s core business strategy? What functional strategies are key to Daisytek's current or future success? Why?