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Evaluation of Business and Financial Performance

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This project is about analysis and evaluation of business and financial performance over the last 3years

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ii
1.0 Introduction 1
1.1 Reasons for Choosing Project Topic 1
1.2 Project Objectives and Research Questions 2
1.3 Research Approach Adopted 2
2.0 Information Gathering and Accounting/Business Techniques 3
2.1 Sources of data and Information 3
2.2 Limitation of data and information gathering 3
2.3 Accounting and Business Techniques 4
2.3.1 Business Performance 4
2.3.2 Financial Performance 6
3.0 Results and Analysis 8
3.1 Business Performance 8
3.1.1 SWOT Analysis 8
3.1.2 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) 10
3.2 Financial Performance 15
3.2.1 Trend and Horizontal Analysis 15
3.2.2 Ratio Analysis 21
4.0 Conclusion 28
5.0 References....................................................................................................................................................................
6.0 Appendices..................................................................................................................................................................


List of Tables and Figures

Table 1 Key Performance Indicators 5
Table 2 Financial Ratios 7

Figure 1 Nestle Nigeria Plc Total Revenue 2007 - 2009 10
Figure 2 Nestle Nigeria Plc Profit Before Taxation 2007 - 2009 11
Figure 3 Nestle Nigeria Plc Profit After Taxation 2007 - 2009 12
Figure 4 Nestle Nigeria Plc Market Capitalisation 2007-2009 13
Figure 5 Nestle Nigeria Plc Earning per Share 2007-2009 14
Figure 6 Nestle Nigeria Plc Dividend per Share 2007-2009 14
Figure 7 Nestle Nigeria Plc Income Statement Items as a Percentage of Revenue 2007-2009 15
Figure 8 Nestle Nigeria Plc Cost of Sales 2007-2009 16
Figure 9 Nestle Nigeria Plc Operating Expenses 2007-2009 17
Figure 10 Nestle Nigeria Plc Interest Received/Expense 2007-2009 18
Figure 11 Nestle Nigeria Plc Fixed and Current Assets as a Percentage of Total Assets 2007-2009 18
Figure 12 Nestle Nigeria Plc Equity and Liabilities as a Percentage of Total Assets 2007-2009 20
Figure 13 Nestle Nigeria Plc Return on Capital Employed 2007-2009 21
Figure 14 Nestle Nigeria Plc Profit Margins 2007-2009 22
Figure 15 Nestle Nigeria Plc Current and Quick Ratios 2007-2009 23
Figure 16 Nestle Nigeria Plc Working Capital Efficiency Ratios 2007-2009 25
Figure 17 Nestle Nigeria Plc Gearing 2007-2009 26
Figure 18 Nestle Nigeria Plc Debt-Asset Ratio 2007-2009 26
Figure 19 Nestle Nigeria Plc Interest Cover 2007-2009 27

Introduction

Nestle Nigeria Plc is part of the Nestle Group, the respected and trustworthy nutrition, health and wellness company renowned world-wide for its high quality products. The company commenced simple trading operations in Nigeria in1961 and has today grown into a leading food manufacturing and marketing company. It was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on April 20, 1979. Nestle S.A. of Switzerland and Nestle CWA Limited, Ghana are the major shareholders of the company, controlling 3.17% and 59.13% of the company respectively (Lead Capital, 2009).

Nestle’s focus is food processing with an emphasis on cereals baby food, food seasoning and beverages. Nestle Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets an impressive array of high quality brands: Infant cereals – Nestle NUTREND, Nestle CERELAC; family cereals – Nestle GOLDEN MORN; Beverage drink – Nestle MILO; Confectionery – Nestle CHOCOMILO; Boullion – MAGGICHICKEN, MAGGI CRAYFISH, MAGGI GOLDEN BEEF, MAGGI MIXPY; and table water – NESTLE PURE LIFE. Nestle Nigeria also markets coffee – NESCAFE CLASSIC and NESCAFE 3-in-1, and full cream milk product – Nestle NIDO (Lead Capital, 2009).

Nestle Nigeria Plc has over 2000 staff that work and share the same vision and aligned behind a clear strategy (Nestle, 2009)


1.1 Reasons for Choosing Project Topic

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