Case Study Report for JB Hi-Fi Limited (who is the CEO, financial markets, societal Constraints, Risk and Return)

Case Study Report for JB Hi-Fi Limited (who is the CEO, financial markets, societal Constraints, Risk and Return) 150 150 Affordable Capstone Projects Written from Scratch

Prepare a report (max 2000 words excluding tables and graphs) to further research JB Hi-Fi Limited, addressing the following:

Corporate Governance

  • The CEO
    • Who is the CEO of the company?
    • How much did the CEO make last year?
    • What form did the compensation take (salary, bonus, options)?
    • How much equity in the company does the CEO own, and in what form(s)?
  • The Board of Directors
    • Who are on the board of directo rs of the company?
    • How long have they served as directors?
    • What is their remuneration?
    • How many of the directors have other connections to the firm (as suppliers, clients, customers, )? Are they independent?
    • How many of the directors are CEOs of othe r companies?
    • Do any of the directors have large stockholdings?
  • Financial Market Considerations
    • How widely held and traded is the stock?
    • Do many analysts follow the firm?
    • How much trading volume is there in this stock?
    • Graph and discuss the share performance over the last 5 years, showing the major events in the life of the company and discuss how these events have impacted the share
    • On the same chart, present the performance of the major competitor and the mark et for comparison.
  • Societal Constraints
    • How the firm addresses the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility?
    • Does the firm have a particularly good or bad reputation as a corporate citizen?
    • If it does, how has it earned this reputation?
    • If the firm has been a recent target of social criticism, how has it responded?

Risk and Return

  • Beta and Expected Return of Equity
    • Using the Slope function and Regression Analysis in Excel, calculate beta for your company using monthly data and at least five years of
    • What does it tell you about the risk of the stock?
    • Using this beta, what is the expected return on an equity investment in this company?
    • Determine whether your company is overvalued or
  • Debt Rating and Financial Leverage
    • What is the most recent debt rating for the firm?
    • Using financial ratio analysis, comment on the changes in the firm’s liquidity, debt servicing and debt levels over

 

The report should contain a brief introduction, the above requirements, and a reference list . The report must be submitted electronically as a single document through the course website.

 

Marking Criteria

This assessment is worth 40%. The grading will be based according to the following rubric:

 

Criteria Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (15)

Demonstrated proficiency at communicating key concepts on the CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

issues of:

1.  CEO

2.  Board of Directors

3.  Financial Markets Considerations and

4.  Societal Constraints.

Demonstrates a very high level of detailed knowledge of corporate governance for the selected company. Student provides significant insight into the area of interest, and a very high level of analysis on all corporate governance issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates a high level of knowledge of corporate governance for the selected company. Student provides good insight into the area of interest, and a very good analysis on most corporate governance issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates a good level of knowledge of corporate governance for the selected company. Student provides some insight into the area of interest, and some level of analysis on some corporate governance issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates average knowledge of corporate governance for the selected company. Student provides few insights into the area of interest, and analysis on only few corporate governance issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates little, if any, knowledge of the corporate governance for the selected company Student provides no insight into the area of interest, and no or limited analysis on the corporate governance issues listed in the guidelines.
CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (15)

Demonstrated proficiency at communicating key concepts on the RISK & RETURN issues of:

1)   Beta calculation, risk explanation, return calculation and valuation and

2)   Debt rating, liquidity and debt

servicing.

Demonstrates a very high level of detailed knowledge of risk and return for the selected company. Student provides significant insight into the area of interest and a very high level of analysis on all risk and return issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates a high level of detailed knowledge of risk and return for the selected company. Student provides very good insight into the area of interest and a good level of analysis on most risk and return issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates a good level of detailed knowledge of risk and return for the selected company. Student provides some insight into the area of interest and some level of analysis on some risk and return issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates average knowledge of risk and return for the selected company. Student provides few insights into the area of interest and a limited level of analysis on only few risk and return issues listed in the guidelines. Demonstrates little, if any, knowledge of risk and return for the selected company. Student provides no insight into the area of interest and no analysis on the risk and return issues listed in the guidelines.
REPORT STRUCTURE (3)

Demonstrated proficiency in structuring the report to maintain a logical flow with coherent transitions and connections throughout .

Outstanding demonstrated proficiency in structuring the report so as to maintain a logical flow with coherent transitions and connections throughout. Very good demonstrated proficiency in structuring the report so as to maintain a logical flow with coherent transitions and connections throughout. Highly demonstrated ability proficiency in structuring the report so as to maintain a logical flow with coherent transitions and connections throughout. Average demonstrated ability proficiency in structuring the report so as to maintain a logical flow with coherent transitions and connections throughout. Limited or no demonstrated proficiency in structuring the report so as to maintain a logical flow with coherent transitions and connections throughout.
WRITING (2)

Demonstrated proficiency in writing the report at appropriate standards of grammar, spelling

and punctuation.

Quality of writing at a very high standard. Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Quality of writing is of a high standard. Few grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Quality of writing is of a good standard. Some grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Quality of writing is of an average standard. Frequent grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. Quality of writing is of a very poor standard that is barely understandable. Many spelling mistakes. Little or no evidence of

proof reading.

SOURCES/REFERENCING (5)

Demonstrated proficiency in use of quality references and accurate use of appropriate referencing style.

Evidence of extremely wide reading of relevant academic literature from an impressive range of sources. Excellent in-text citation and reference list.

Accurate use of appropriate referencing style.

Evidence of extensive reading of relevant academic literature from a variety of sources for ideas/factual statements. Very good attempt at in-text citation and reference list. Use of quality references and accurate use of

appropriate referencing style.

Evidence of reading relevant academic literature, with a good number of sources for ideas/factual statements. Good attempt at in -text citation and reference list. Accurate use of appropriate referencing style. Average evidence of reading relevant academic literature, but only a limited number of sources for ideas/factual statements.

Basic in-text citation and reference list. Little use of appropriate referencing style.

Limited evidence of reading relevant academic literature, with few or no sources for ideas/factual statement. Limited, or no, in -text citation or reference list. Limited, or no, proficiency in use of referencing to support th eir work.

 


 

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