TO: Dr. Peter R. Malik
RE: Polo Ralph Lauren
DATE: October 17, 2014
As requested, I have researched The Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation. Here is my report of the company’s findings. Company Profile
The article entitled “Ralph Lauren,” the author discusses the Ralph Lauren Company. First, the author notes how the “Ralph Lauren Corporation is a publicly traded, United States-based holding company that, through its subsidiaries designs, markets and sells men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings to customers worldwide.” According to the author, the company went international in 1981, with the first store opening on New Bond Street in the West end of London. Finally, the author explains that the company revenue reached $ 4.2 Billion in 2013, with re-launch of Ralphlauren.com (“Ralph”). Until reading this article, I thought the Ralph Lauren Corporation, only sold apparel. Now I understand that the company offers fragrances and home furnishing through its subsidiaries (“Ralph”). This is significant because the Ralph Lauren Polo is very popular brand, but only a tiny branch of the “Mega Corporation." Overall, I learned from this article that the Ralph Lauren Corporation sells many different types of popular clothing, home décor and fragrances. II. Recent Performance
In his article entitled “Ralph Lauren Corp Major Shareholder Family L.L.C. Lauren Sells 50,000 Shares (RL),” Max Byerly notes how Ralph Lauren Corp, partnering company (Family L.L.C.) sells 50,000 shares. Second Byerly shows the Ralph Lauren Corporation had a 1-year high of $181.07 a share. Byerly notes an analyst at JP Morgan Chase & CO. even raised their price on shares from $210.00 to $230.00. Finally, he notes how the corporation “has a market cap of $14.576 billion and a P/E ration of 20.06” (Byerly). I found out from this article that the Ralph Lauren Corporation is doing well financially. As a future...
Cited: Byerly, Max. “Ralph Lauren Corp Major Shareholder Family L.L.C. Laurens Sells 50,000 Shares.” 6 October 2014. Web. 6 October 2014.
Flannery, Nathaniel. “Has Ralph Lauren Learned That Bribery Is a Bad Business Strategy in Latin America?” Forbes, 24 April 2013. Web. 9 October 2014.
“Ralph Lauren.”Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 6 October 2014.
Thomas, Jennifer. “Belk, Ralph Lauren Team Up on Pink Sneakers to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness.” Charlotte Business Journal, 6 October 2014. Web. 6 October 2014.
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