Prompt: You will use the financial analysis interpretations and calculations from Milestone One, including feedback from your instructor, to complete Milestone Two. In this assignment, you will analyze Starbucks’s annual report to identify investment patterns and comment on the company’s financial position. You will then analyze the U.S. market to determine if it is a good decision to open an additional two locations in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area.
This assessment addresses the following course outcomes:
Appraise decisions relating to investments, portfolio management, and acquisitions for improving the financial position of the company
Case Study 1: Starbucks
A. Review the past three years of Starbucks’s annual reports and compare the investments, changes in portfolio management, and acquisitions and disposal of assets. What patterns do you see emerging from your review?
B. Based on the review of the annual reports, are the investments improving the company’s financial position? Why or why not?
C. Management is interested in determining whether it is feasible to expand U.S. operations by 50 stores. Review the current U.S. market store locations in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area and determine if two additional stores can be opened. What issues will need to be addressed (including but not limited to competition, population, and pricing) regarding a decision to open the additional stores?
D. Assume it is not feasible to open additional stores in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. What other Florida metropolitan area would you recommend to management? Why?
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 2- to 4-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format