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Recommendations– Group 7
Frank Li
Qi Chen
Zach Lewis
Alexa Strobridge
Alexandra Fascenelli
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Innovative technologies
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Omni-Dry, Omni-Heat, etc.
“Box Life” logistics
 Board of Directors
 Companies they have acquired
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Mountain Hardware, Montrail, SOREL
Background
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Research and Development
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Logistics
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50 New Patents in the last 2 and ½ years
Reusing Boxes through the “A Box Life” program
Marketing
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Competitive Advantage through their trademarks
Core Competencies
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Strengths
Consistent corporate governance
 Innovative Product Line
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SWOT Analysis
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Weaknesses
Seasonality Factors
 Product mix changes erode gross
margins
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SWOT Analysis
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Opportunities
Opportunities to expand in Europe
 Growth opportunities through The Sports
Authority chain
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SWOT Analysis
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Threats
Intense competition
 Currency exchange rate fluctuations
impact income
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SWOT Analysis
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What they could continue doing
Think Innovatively
 Maintain Product Quality
 Maintain Strong Logistic Capacity
 Keep their Corporate Governance and Culture
consistent
 Continue with their Corporate Social Responsibility
and Sustainability goals
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Recommendations
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What they could stop doing
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Acquiring too many companies
Recommendations
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What they could start doing
Reduce high costs
 Lower rates with less flexible supplier plan
 Improving customer service
 Looking at traditional forms of advertising
 Alter their image slightly
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Recommendations
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What they should avoid
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Becoming complacent with their
operations and product quality
Recommendations
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Acquisition Success
$-29.01 Million Levered Free Cash Flow
 Eliminates debt
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Avoidance
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Complacency costs customers
New Technique
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Opens a large customer base
Predictions
Questions?
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