The starting position

4 August 2004

All firms start off in the same position. So, I’d thought I’d just record some benchmarking figures so I can compare them with what firms achieve in the future.

Industry Benchmark Report

2004 Semester 2 MGMT 301 Period 2003

| | All firms | | - | ——:| | Financial Results | | | Shareholder Value (SHV) | $7.97 | | Share Price | $7.97 | | Dividend Per Share | $0.00 | | Retail Sales | $26,302,400 | | Wholesale Sales | $13,151,200 | | Gross Margin | $5,610,655 | | Profit After Tax | $1,747,715 | | Economic Value Created | $1,326,215 | | Number of Shares | 2,000,000 | | Earnings per Share | $0.874 | | Investor PR Index | 0.98 | | Cash | $5,375,388 | | Raw Materials Inventory | $70,915 | | Finished Goods Inventory | $362,227 | | Net Assets | $4,747,715 | | Current Liabilities | $860,815 | | Long-term Liabilities | $1,800,000 | | D/E Ratio (book equity) | 0.56 | | Market Capitalisation | $15,940,000 | | Customer Satisfaction | | | Retail Sales | $26,302,400 | | Brand Advertising | $100,000 | | Brand Awareness Index | 5% | | Total Product Advertising | $800,000 | | Total Product PR | $500,000 | | Average Retailer Margin | 0.50 | | Distribution Channel Support | $388,985 | | Warranty Rate | 1.30% | | Internal Results | | | Capacity (SCU) | 23,929 | | Cost of Goods Manufactured | $7,602,772 | | Production (SCU) | 15,196 | | Average Mfg Cost ($/SCU) | $500.31 | | Idle Time | 0% | | Production Efficiency | 64% | | Maintenance Expenditure | $500,000 | | Supplier Relations Index | 0.51 | | Manufacturing Cycle Time (days) | 5.0 | | Quality Systems Index | 0.69 | | Finished Goods Inventory Value | $362,227 | | Finished Goods Holding Cost | $86,200 | | Innovation and Learning | | | Training Time | 2% | | Skill Index | 0.54 | | Staff Turnover | 0.19 | | Motivation Index | 0.62 | | No. of Products | 1 | | No. of Product Developments | nil | | Product Development Expenditure | $0 |