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Coffee Shop Chain Case A chain coffee shop company is considering adding a new line of business of offering small foods and snacks.

Coffee Shop Chain Case

A chain coffee shop company is considering adding a new line of business of offering small foods and snacks. The CEO of the company hired you as a financial analyst to help the company decide if it is economical to add foods and snacks to its business or not. You have spent some time gathering information and talking to people in the company and you collected following information.

1)The coffee shop chain already offers 3 types of drinks, each comes in 2 sizes. The coffee shop wants to add a breakfast sandwich and chicken nuggets. Current sales information of the existing drinks and estimated sales information for new foods according to the marketing consultant are:


Unit Price Sales

Small Coffee $2.50 500,000

Large Coffee $3.50 350,000

Small Tea $2.00 120,000

Large Tea $2.70 100,000

Small Hot Chocolate $3.00 100,000

Large Hot Chocolate $3.70 80,000

Breakfast Sandwich $4.50 50,000 (estimate)

Chicken Nuggets $5.00 60,000 (estimate)


2) Marketing consultant thinks that the market for the existing drinks is mature and the unit sales will not grow anymore. However, he believes that the sales of the 2 new products will grow by 5% per year for the next 10 years.

3) The company plans to increase the prices (for both the existing and new products) at the inflation rate which is estimated to be 2% over the next 10 years.

4) Looking at the financial statements of the company you estimate that average production cost (raw material, labor and ...) is 40% of the revenue.

5) To add the food business line, the company has to hire a food manager whose salary will be $90,000 for the first year plus %28 overhead costs (insurance, retirement, benefits, ...). Her salary will increase by inflation rate over the next 10 years.

6) The company pays $100,000 rent for its branches. The rent will increase by inflation rate every year.

7) The company paid $45,000 to its marketing consultant for providing all the marketing related information. You'll also charge the company $60,000 for your financial advice.

8) The company needs to buy new equipment for its branches to lunch the food business. The equipment plus the installation costs would sum up to $1,000,000. The company uses MACRS depreciation and the salvage value of the equipment after 10 years is estimated to be $50,000.

9) The company also has to invest 10% of its estimated first year production cost in working capital which will be recovered at the end of the 10-year period.

10) Looking at the financial information of the company you realize that he company's capital structure consists of 40% equity, 20% preferred stock and 40% common stock. All figures were calculated using market value.

11) The company has only one bond outstanding that matures in 10 years. It has 8% coupon rate with annual coupon payment and $1000 face value. The bond currently trades at $920.

12) The company's preferred stock pays $4 dividend per year and currently trades at $40 per share. Assume there is no floatation costs.

13) Looking at yahoo.finance.com, you see that the beta of the company is 0.9. As a financial analyst, your estimate for the risk-free rate and the expected return on the market are 3% and 12% respectively.

14) The company has a 30% marginal tax rate.

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