Financial Assessment of the Global Packaged Food Industry

  • December 2012
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 100 pages

The financial assessment study analyzes the financial ratios of public companies across the globe in the packaged food industry. To assess the financial performance, public companies across the globe in the packaged food industry are first identified. Then, their financials are gathered and ratios such as return on equity and EBIT margin are computed. After this, the ratios are divided into four categories: profitability, liquidity, activity, and solvency. Weights are assigned to different ratios based on the industry averages, and an overall rank is determined. The study presents top performers by regions and sub-segments.
Executive Summary
•In the current economic scenario, maintaining healthy financials plays a key role in determining a company’s future prospects.
•This study analyzes the financial health of public companies in the global packaged foods industry, covering fifteen segments.
•Companies are ranked based on four broad categories of ratios—profitability, activity (reflecting financial management) and liquidity, and solvency (reflecting risk management).
•Industry ratios such as gross margin, current ratio, etc. are computed for the public companies analyzed and top performers are identified by benchmarking their ratios with the industry.
•The study presents top performers by regions, by segments, and by revenue range.
•The study also includes insights into key business and financial risks/challenges faced by industry participants.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary 3
Definition of Key Terms 7
Research Objective and Scope 11
Research Methodology 21
Key Issues/Challenges Faced by Industry Participants 26
Assessment of the Financial Health of the Global Packaged Food Industry 33
Geographic Analysis 39
Segment Analysis 45
Markowitz Portfolio Allocation—Determination of Sharpe Ratio 89
The Frost and Sullivan Story 96

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