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Question;Class #1 Assignments;Problem #1;FastPro Corp. is a;moderately sized manufacturing firm with approx. $2 million in;current;annual revenues. The firm has been growing;at a 24% CAGR over the past 4 years, and is;expecting to continue that rate for the;next 4 years. The firm?s Income Statement has been;solid and it is profitable.;Before investing in;this firm, do you have any reservations about the firm and are there any;specific issues would you want to clarify?;Problem;#2;The Federal;Government is contemplating adding a surcharge to the federal fuel;gasoline;taxes. How would that change;influence your outlook for the;Trucking;industry;Grocery;stores;On-Line;Education providers;Please be specific with your assessments and clarify the;?why? of your conclusions.;Problem #3;What is the most important benefit of the E-I-F, Industry;Life-Cycle, Customer Life-Cycle, and Porter 5-Factor Models?;Problem #4;Eastern Optical is new firm in the newly emerging tunable;laser industry. Early response to the industry has been encouraging and many;new firms are entering and introducing new ?super high technology? innovations.;Before investing in Eastern Optical prepare an evaluation;and assessment of the key issues you would want to understand.;Problem #5;Dave?s Healthy Restaurant has approached your firm for a;$400,000 investment to fund the expansion of their very successful restaurant;concept. The funds will be used to add two more restaurants. Dave?s has;pioneered healthy foods dining in their area and is the only firm offering such;fare. The restaurant area is suburban and somewhat isolated, with only 12 other;restaurants in the general area.;Because of the nature of the area, there are very few foods;suppliers available for servicing the restaurants. This is especially more;critical for Dave?s, which relies on a narrower, healthy food product line.;However, they have a distributor / supplier that is well known for their quality;and reliability.;What issues are necessary to evaluate before making the investment, what is;your assessment of the situation, and would you recommend the investment?

 

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