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1CASE ANALYSIS FORMAT TEMPLATE

Shown below is the format that your case analysis MUST be in. You should number and label each section and each item in each section.

LOWES

I. INTRODUCTION

THE SITUATION

A brief introduction and description of the organization and the present situation or conditions.

My case study will be on the ways to better the production and effectiveness of Lowes.

This section is limited to one page, written in past tense, double-spaced, with one inch margins.

Note: The only page spacing requirements for your Case Analysis are for the two sections above; however, for the remainder of your analysis, I would encourage you to use double spacing and one inch margins.

II. ANALYSIS

A. ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION

1. Management
2. Operations
3. Marketing
4. Finance
Dollars in Millions, Except Per Share Data 2013
2013
Net sales $50,521
$50,208
Gross margin 34.30%
34.56%
EBIT margin2
7.05%
6.53%
Pre-tax earnings 6.21%
5.79%
Net earnings 3.88%
3.66%
Diluted earnings per common share $1.69
$1.43
Cash dividends per share $0.62
$0.53
Total assets $32,666
33,559
Shareholders’ equity

$13,857
$16,533
Net cash provided by operating activities $3,762
$4,349
Capital expenditure

$1,211
$1,829
Comparable sales increase3
1.40%
0.00%
Total customer transactions (in millions) $804
$810
Average ticket4
$62.82
$62.00
Selling square feet (in millions) $197
$197
Return on invested capital5  
9.30%
8.70%

2013
2013
TOTAL ARE IN MILLIONS

HOME DEPOT
LOWES
CURRENT RATIO:
CURRENT ASSETS/CURRENT LIABILITIES

$10,072/$7891
$9,967/$7,119

TOTAL
$1.28
$1.40

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TURNOVER:
NET SALES/AVERAGE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, NET

$50,521
$50,208

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE NOT PROVIDED

INVENTORY TURNOVER
COST OF GOODS SOLD/ AVERAGE INVENTORY

$32,858/39
$31,663/49

TOTAL
$842.51
$646.18

DEBT TO EQUITY RATIO
TOTAL LIABILITIES/TOTAL EQUITY

$ 7,891/$18,112
$7,119/$16,533

TOTAL
$0.44
$0.43

RETURN ON TOTAL ASSETS
NET INCOME/ AVERAGE TOTAL ASSETS

$1,839/$3,728
$2,010/$3,248

TOTAL
0.4932
0.6188

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE
NET-INCOME-PREFERRED DIVIDENDS/WEIGHTED-AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

$1,839-.62/$1,150
$2,010-.53/$1,271

TOTAL
1.59
1.58

5. Administration (Human Resources)

Talent Management Recruiting
Develop programs that attract individuals with vision and talent to be the future of our industry. Match the right people with the right place at the right time, to ensure optimum workforce satisfaction and performance. Create the foundation for our ability to provide the best quality customer service across all departments within Lowe’s....

References: Listed in alphabetical order, following correct APA format requirements. The Reference page should be on a separate page by itself. Please follow the guidance at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/.

Title of the Case
A case report prepared for
MG 375
(The Term Goes Here)
Your Name
Date
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