The case shows that students with financial ratios for eight pairs of unknown companies and asks them to mate derived the description of the company with the financial profile of the circumstances. The primary goal is to help students financial ratio analysis in particular, the range of conditions and the findings introduce any offers. This case assumes that students already introduced to the definitions of various financial ratios with other readings or lectures … Read more »

The case shows that students with financial ratios for eight pairs of unknown companies and asks them to mate derived the description of the company with the financial profile of the circumstances. The primary goal is to help students financial ratio analysis in particular, the range of conditions and the findings introduce any offers. This case assumes that students already introduced to the definitions of various financial ratios by other readings and lectures. The structured exploration of pairs of firms within an industry provides a number of important insights into strategy and financial performance. First, explain the economics of each industry for significant differences in financial ratios due to differences in technologies, product characteristics or competitive structures. Second, financial performance results from conducting options: within industries, the large variation in financial ratios is often a result of differences in corporate strategy in marketing, operations and finance. For these reasons, this case is a good springboard into the following classes that deal with the interaction between strategy and financial performance.
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Robert F. Bruner,
Sean Carr
Source: Darden School of Business
5 pages.
Publication Date: Nov 17,, 2005. Prod #: UV1377-PDF-ENG
The Financial Detective 2005 HBR case solution