FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
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Assessment Cover Sheet and Feedback Form 2015/16
Strategic Financial Management
|Assessment Title and Tasks:
Company Financial Performance
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Completed by student
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(if applicable): Completed by student
Please upload to TURN IT IN by 10:00 on Monday 18th January 2016
17:00 on Monday 15th February 2016
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|Part B: Marking and Assessment
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|This assignment will be marked out of 100%
This assignment contributes to 50% of the total module marks.
The word limit for the assignment is 3,000 words (+/- 10%)
Note: Footnotes and Bibliography will not be included in the word count but should not be abused.
Learning Outcomes to be assessed
As specified in the validated module descriptor available at: https://icis.southwales.ac.uk/studentmodules/10122/studentmodulespecifications
Learning outcome 1
The ability of students to critically assess, apply and evaluate the issues and techniques of strategic financial management.
Please see School’s marking criteria for undergraduate/post graduate assessments on the module Blackboard site. Any additional grading/marking guidance will be posted with assessment task below.
Lovely Ladies Ltd (hereafter referred to as LL) was set up by two friends, Tanya and Vicky in 2010. They have experience of the fashion industry having spent their entire careers in the world of women’s fashion, both the design and manufacturing aspects. After a series of meetings they decided to set up on their own and created a boutique called Lovely Ladies selling high-end vintage clothing and accessories.
For the first two years they were able to make approximately 75% of the clothing themselves, however, as demand grew they had to outsource the manufacturing aspect of the business to a suitable manufacturer in Asia; this supplier invoices LL in dollars.
The original shop has been exceptionally successful and a second shop was opened in April 2013. However, Tanya and Vicky are aware that in order to maintain their position and consider further growth plans they will have to find additional investment.
The most recent set of financial information is as follows:
Prepare a detailed report (approximately 1,500 words) for Tanya and Vicky analysing and evaluating the financial position of LL from a range of existing and potential investor perspectives highlighting any areas for concern and suggesting ways to alleviate these issues.
All calculations should be shown in full, appended to the report and referenced whenever quoted within your report.
A key financial objective of companies is to maximise profits thus creating shareholder wealth; however, increasingly public limited companies have to consider other stakeholders in line with relevant corporate governance codes and a growing focus on corporate social responsibility.
Write an essay (approximately 1,500 words or equivalent excluding appendices), which critically evaluates whether it is possible for a public limited company to satisfy shareholder needs as well as demonstrate corporate social responsibility or should profit maximisation be its only goal?
(Total 100 marks)
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