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prepare an equity research report comparing the financial performance of your chosen retail company with the financial performan
Finance & Accounting
Pages 30 (7530 words)
Contents 1. Introduction of the Company 3 2 Business Strategy Analyses 4 3 Accounting Analysis 9 4 Financial Analyses 12 5 Forecasting 23 1. Introduction of the Company 1.1 A brief historical account JD Sports Fashion Plc was established as the premier and cutting edge retailer of fashionable branded casual wear.
Through prudent risk management and optimum allocation of resources and assets, the company has been able to withstand financial difficulties and turmoil and has been able to portray sound and stable financial outlook. Today the company now has over 900 stores worldwide which cater to wide demography of customers across the globe. The company was founded by the name of John David stores in 1981 with one shop in bury. In the financial year of 1989 the first London store was opened in Oxford Street. One of the most important landmarks in the history of the company was the floatation of its equity stock in the year 1996. At this point of time, the company had around 56 stores. Subsequent to the issuance of equity in the market, the revenue growth of the company started increasing with rapid pace. The company acquired affiliations with international sports brands such as Addidas, Nike and Reebok and thus it was able to establish substantial present in the retail industry. The company not only focused on organic growth but it also expanded through merger and acquisitions. In the financial year 2002, JD sports acquired nearly 200 stores and the highlight among them the acquisition of first sport, a renowned sport retailer. ...
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