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.
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.
A. ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION
Dollars in Millions, Except Per Share Data 2013
Net sales $50,521
Gross margin 34.30%
Pre-tax earnings 6.21%
Net earnings 3.88%
Diluted earnings per common share $1.69
Cash dividends per share $0.62
Total assets $32,666
Net cash provided by operating activities $3,762
Comparable sales increase3
Total customer transactions (in millions) $804
Selling square feet (in millions) $197
Return on invested capital5
TOTAL ARE IN MILLIONS
CURRENT ASSETS/CURRENT LIABILITIES
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TURNOVER:
NET SALES/AVERAGE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, NET
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE NOT PROVIDED
COST OF GOODS SOLD/ AVERAGE INVENTORY
DEBT TO EQUITY RATIO
TOTAL LIABILITIES/TOTAL EQUITY
RETURN ON TOTAL ASSETS
NET INCOME/ AVERAGE TOTAL ASSETS
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE
NET-INCOME-PREFERRED DIVIDENDS/WEIGHTED-AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING
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
(The Term Goes Here)
NOTE: While this page is listed last in the template, it should actually be the first page of your case analysis when you submit it.
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