To: Exotic Footwear Board of
From: CHT Partners
RE: The State of The Company
Date: December 12th, 2013
Exotic Footwear had an excellent current ratio in years 17 and 18, has had an A+ credit rating since year 15, and was the runner up for the Gold Star Award for corporate citizenship in year 14. Also, there was never a year when Exotic Footwear’s earnings per share was below 0. However, there are some issues that require your attention.
Exotic Footwear has continually failed to meet investor expectations
Exotic Footwear has significant operational inefficiencies
Lots of inventory/days in inventory way too high
Underperforming the market
In order to overcome these hazards, we …show more content…
It is clear that our company is not distressed because of our current ratio, credit rating, cash flows. In addition to tangible financials, we can add value to an acquirer because of our endorsements and strong wholesaling business unit. We have assembled a list of potential acquirers and are approaching their management teams, as shown in figure (cite and do). we selected companies based on their values, size, and ability to finance the acquisition.
A management-led leveraged buyout of Exotic would both be feasible and practical. Because of our high credit rating (A+), we can borrow at 4.5%. We are able to meet the obligations of the payments because our global unit sales have increased over time, and because we have consistently been profitable. Ability to pay for the debt is not reason enough to go through with a buyout. There are significant other reasons as well; our EPS has never been lower (cite), our image rating is low (cite), we are a well established business, and there are viable exit opportunities because of the number of viable buyers in the