The Task: Based on information supplied in the case study set out below, and using knowledge of accounting and finance procedures you have developed from the taught sessions on the module and your independent reading, you should produce a 2,000-word report which:
1. Analyses financial performance of Thomas`s Construction Products Limited for the period 2010-2016. In your analysis, you should provide a rationale for the choice of ratios used to analyse performance and comment on any trends revealed by this analysis.
2. Discusses the accuracy of Mrs Bancroft`s assessment of financial performance of the company.
3. Analyses whether Thomas`s should continue with the proposal to set up their own training department to run courses for both their own staff and staff from other, external, companies. Your answer should evaluate whether the calculated breakeven point is achievable and other factors which may impact their decision. Include consideration of the margin of safety and any other factors that you consider to be important for Thomas’s Construction Products Ltd.
4. Includes a schedule of costs and revenue and states whether relevant or not to the investment decision. Based on this schedule, your report should make a recommendation to the directors of Thomas’s Construction Products Ltd. for whether they should go ahead (or not) with the investment. Explain your reasons and implications for the business. Include in your report appendix: Ratio calculations and results Break even calculations – formula and graph Margin of safety results Profit or loss of venture Schedule of costs and revenues – if relevant or not to investment decision
Question 1 Analyse the financial performance of Thomas`s Construction Products Limited for the period 2010-2016. In your analysis, you should provide a rationale for the choice of ratios used to analyse performance and comment on any trends revealed by this analysis.
Question 2 Discuss the accuracy of Mrs Bancroft`s assessment of the financial performance of the company