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1 Ralcorp Holdings Inc. Company Analysis Strategic Management
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2 Table Of Contents Introduction Executive Summary Page 3-4 SWOT Analysis Strengths Page 5-6 Weaknesses Page 7-8 Threats Page 9-10 Opportunities Page 11-12 Matrices EFE Page 13-14 IFE Page 15-16 CPM Page 17 Graph Page 18 Financial Statement Analysis Ratios Page 19 Graph Page 19 Analysis of Ratios Page 20 Worth of the Business Page 20 Conclusion Recommendations Page 21 Bibliography Annotations Page 22-24
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3 Executive Summary Ralcorp Holdings Inc, is the company I have chosen to develop a strategic analysis to assess where the company stands within its food industry and competition. Within this report is a SWOT analysis, an EFE Matrix, an IFE Matrix, a CPM Matrix, Financial ratios for the company, the financial worth of the company, and my recommendations. Ralcorp Holdings Inc, is involved in “No –Name” brands. There are many subsidiaries that fall under Ralcorp such as Post, Trader Joe’s, and other store brand, private label brands. Ralcorp is engaged in manufacturing, distribution and marketing in the following categories; Cereals, Snacks, Frozen Bakery Products, and Sauces & Spreads. Using the SWOT analysis I was able to concur that Ralcorp Holdings is a growing company with many opportunities for expansion and growth. The company has a very positive status, in regards to finance and product quality. However the company also has a lot of competition/threats from other name brand competitors in the industry, and has recently had some issues with one of their subsidiaries that set them back a little. Interpreting the IFE and EFE scores I was able to conclude that Ralcorp’s IFE score was 2.80 and their EFE score was also 2.80. They are equally as strong in taking
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4 care of their internal and external positions. When comparing Ralcorp to other companies through the CPM matrix, I discovered that in comparison to Pepsi, and Sara Lee, Ralcorp leads with the highest weighted score. However this does not mean the company is superior to the others. Using date from the past 5 years I created a table to show the ratio analysis I conducted on Ralcorp’s Financial data. Ralcorp Holding’s Inc has continued to grow and produce positive outcomes in almost every area studied. Throughout the Economic decline this company has continued to grow and improve itse lf. The company’s net worth when calculated was approximately $359.3 million, which indicates that the company is doing well, and continues to make profits. Finally, I concluded my analysis on Ralcorp Holding’s Inc, with some recommendations for the company, customers, and investors.
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5 SWOT ANALYSIS Strengths 1) “The expansion project will result in 111 new full - time jobs and represents an investment of $62.1 million in the common wealth.” http://ca.us.biz.yahoo.com/e/100205/rah8-k.html The company has enough money to build a new/extension plant that will further generate more profits and new jobs, which makes this a strength for the
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2011 for the course MNGT 458 taught by Professor Mosley during the Spring '11 term at Jackson State.

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