Case 2 ACCT 401 SP 11

Case 2 ACCT 401 SP 11 - RESEARCH CASE #2 for ACCT 401...

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RESEARCH CASE #2 for ACCT 401 – Spring 2011 DUE DATE: TURN IN TWO COPIES at the beginning of class on Tuesday, March 22 Before doing anything, re-read the Guideline for Research Cases Auto King Inc. (Auto King), a calendar year-end SEC registrant, is a leading automotive retail and service chain. Auto King operates exclusively in the automotive aftermarket industry. Auto King is engaged principally in the retail sale of automotive parts, tires, and accessories, automotive repairs and maintenance, and the installation of parts. Auto King has two primary operating unit formats: (1) Auto Retail Centers (Auto Centers) and (2) Service & Tire Centers (Service Centers). As of April 15, 2007, Auto King operated 120 stores consisting of 90 Auto Centers and 30 Service Centers. Auto King operates approximately 1,800,000 gross square feet of retail space. The Auto Centers average approximately 20,000 square feet per store. The 30 Service Centers offer service labor, installed merchandise, and tires. Auto King maintains distinct advertising and branding policies for each format. The Auto Centers are usually placed in high-traffic areas within major metropolitan cities.
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ACCT 401 taught by Professor Winchel during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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