Table of Figures24Critical Analysis of Woolworths Limited, Coca-Cola Amital and Qantas Airlines1.1 Introduction Every investor desires to have a high return on his/ her investment. For this reason it is always important to do a comprehensive analysis of the potential investment avenues so as to identify one which will have a high return on the invested capital. Some of the factors which a potential investor takes into consideration while choosing on a company to invest in includes; the company’s financial performance and prospects, the company’s corporate governance performance, the environmental protection strategies and the contextual factors affecting the company.
This report will analyze three companies, Woolworths Limited, Coca-Cola Amital and Qantas Airlines with respect to the four factors identified above with an aim of accessing which organization is the most appropriate to invest $500,000 in. 1.2 ScopeThe report will be limited to the analysis of Woolworths Limited, Coca-Cola Amital and Qantas Airlines with respect to the company’s financial performance and prospects, the company’s corporate governance performance, the environmental protection strategies and the contextual factors affecting the company. 1.3 MethodologyThe approach to writing the report is theoretical.
It makes use of the financial reports of the three companies and other literature on the factors which are under consideration. Towards the end, a comparison between the three companies with respect to their performance in the four factors will be used to select the most appropriate company for an investor to invest $500,000.2.0 Analysis2.1 Overview of the 3 Companies2.1.1 Woolworths Woolworths limited is the largest retail store chain Australia. The organization was established in the year 1934 and since then the company has grown to a giant company.
The company has gone global; with operation is Africa, Europe and Asia. The company stocks a wide range of products in its stores. Examples of such include food and consumables, cloth wear, household items among other products. The slogan of the company is ‘Australia’s Fresh Food people’ (Woolworths, 2012, p. 1). The success of the company is based on may pillars, key among them being good management. 2.1.2 Qantas AirlinesQantas airlines are an airline company based in Australia. The company was established in the year 1920. Over time, the airline company has become a market force to reckon with in the aviation industry in Australia and internationally.
As at now, the company employs 35,700 people out of which 33201 are based in Australia. The company has various destinations in the world including in Asia, Europe, America and Africa. The success of the company in both the domestic and international market is also based on its good management practices. 2.1.3 Coca-Cola AmitalCocacola Amital company is beverage, food and services company which is based in Australia. The Coca-Cola Company trades in Australia under the name Coca-cola Amital.
The history of the company dates back to 190, when the company was trading under different enterprises. Over the years, Coca-cola Amital has indulged in several businesses for instance meat processing, beverage, food and tobacco. Over time it increasingly got the rights and shares to manage the operation of The Coca-Cola Company. The company also has operations in international markets e. g. New Zealand. Just like the other two companies being analyzed, the success of the company in the domestic and international market is attributed to its good management practices.