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FIN 4240 Principles of Corporate Finance August 2016 Semester Individual Assignment (20%) Note: Attach this FORM as COVER SHEET (1 st Visible Page) Name of Student: ______Jeffrey Tan Yoong Soon ______________ Index/ID No.: _______I16010232 _______________ Criteria Marks Comments Marks Given Background & Profile descriptions (NOT copy-and- paste work) 5 Poor quality Ok work but can improve significantly Good piece of work / comprehensive Profitability (10) ; Liquidity (10) ; Asset management efficiency (10) ; Dividend decision (10) ; Financing decision (10); Cost of capital (10) 60 Poor quality Ok work but can improve significantly Good piece of work / comprehensive Critical discussion of capital structure theories 20 Poor quality Ok work but can improve significantly Good piece of work / comprehensive Valuation techniques & calculations 10 Poor quality Ok work but can improve significantly Good piece of work / comprehensive Conclusion 5 Poor quality Ok work but can improve significantly Good piece of work / comprehensive Total (Overall presentation, language, grammar, professionalism, flow, format, referencing, and decision making/analysis thought process are also assessed.) 100 Limited / Poor (<50) Overall OK/Can Improve (50-75) Good Piece of work / Comprehensive (75-100) _____ / 20 1
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Part 1: PROFILE 7-ELEVEN MALAYSIA HOLDINGS BERHAD 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad through its subsidiary 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is the owner and operator of 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia. Incorporated on 4 June 1984, 7- Eleven Malaysia has made its mark in the retailing scene and have been a prominent icon for over 28 years. 7-Eleven Malaysia is the single largest convenience store chain with more than 1,905 stores nationwide, serving over 900,000 customers daily. 7-Eleven was founded by J. C. Thompson in 1927 as The Southland Ice Company in Dallas, Texas. Started as an ice vendor, the company eventually began offering milk, bread and eggs on Sundays and evenings when grocery stores were closed. This new business idea produced satisfied customers and increased sales, spawning the precursor of the modern convenience retail concept. The company's first convenience outlets were known as Tote'm stores since customers "toted" away their purchases, and some even sported genuine Alaskan totem poles in front. In 1946, Tote'm became 7-Eleven to reflect the stores' new, extended hours - 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week. The company's corporate name was changed from The Southland Corporation to 7-Eleven, Inc. in 1999. 2
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Part 2: CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE i. The profitability of the firm: The Group’s revenue for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 of Gross Profit Margin is growth 1.31% from 2014, compared to the Cocoaland. The growth in revenue was driven by growth in new stores, improved merchandise mix and consumer promotion activity. This growth was achieved despite on-going retail market negativity caused by Good and Service Tax (“GST’) implementation and weak consumer confidence / spending. Cocoaland will higher than 7-eleven in 2015 because Cocoaland
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