In this research paper I prepared the financial analysis of Ulker & Plnar Sut. While preparing this report firstly I have to choose two company Which are:
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- Plnar sut
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History of Ulker
1944- Ulker Biskuvi was established in the Eminonu district of Istanbul. It started out as a small bakery with just three workers, producing 200 kg of biscuits per day.
A few years later, the Company relocated to the Topkapldistrict of Istanbul. 1948- Producing a total of 75 tons of biscuits in 1944, Ulker Biscuits tripled its capacity at its Topkaplfactory, built in 1948 specifically in order to increase the production volume. 1955- Ulker Biscuits decided to distribute its products throughout Turkey at factory prices and achieved a huge production increase with this innovation. 1970- In line with the growth strategy, Anadolu Glda Sanayii A. S. was founded in Ankara as a multiple-shareholder company and the production capacity of Ulker Biscuits was doubled. 974- The first biscuit export was made after choosing the Middle East as the target market. Opportunities for international competition were increased with the constitution of the R&D department in the same year. 1979- Ulker products began to be packed in cellophane-based packaging. 2003- Ulker Biskuvi merged under its own title with Anadolu Glda, whose shares have been quoted on Istanbul Stock Exchange since 1996. 2008- Within the scope of Corporate Governance, the Articles of Association were amended and Corporate Governance and Audit Committees were set up.
At the beginning of 2008, Ulker Biskuvi took part in the acquisition of the premium chocolatier brand, Godiva, with a 25. 23% share.
As the first company established within Ylldlz Holding, operating its core business for 64 years, Ulker Biscuits serves as the flagship of the Holding both in terms of sales turnover and profitability. According to the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI) in 2009 list of Turkey’s Top 500 Industrial Enterprises, Ulker Biscuits was ranked 104th. Ulker Biscuits produces biscuits, crackers, chocolate covered biscuits and wafers at its factories in Istanbul/Topkapland Ankara.
As the indisputable leader in the Turkish biscuit industry, Ulker Biscuits also takes its place among the giant food producers of the world, with its 280 assorted biscuit and cracker products that are supplied to both the local and international markets. In 1996, Ulker Biscuits received the ISO 9002 certification for quality standards in production; and in 2001, it was awarded the HACCP certification for quality standards in food safety. In 2002, it won the top mark of “High Level” in an analysis made by the Europe-based quality certification firm BRC, which further secured its successful position in the field of quality control.
Ulker Biscuits develops new products in its independent laboratories, employing an experienced and innovative R&D staff, always keeping its quality-focused approach. Introducing an average of 60 new products per year to the market, Ulker Biscuits has continued to excel in innovation, thus making Ulker one of the top food brands. Ulker Biscuits products are exported mainly to the Middle East, Russia and Central Asian Republics, as well as to Europe, Africa and the United States. Ulker Biscuits not only contributes to Turkey’s economy through its exports, but it also successfully represents Turkey’s approach to quality on a global scale.
Ulker Biscuits has an effective quality control system that injects synergy into the entire process from production through consumption; and it continues its investments based on its strategy that is focused on sustainable and profitable growth. Ulker Biscuits is a consumer-focused company that satisfies its consumers’ needs and expectations at the maximum level, and it has formed a harmonious and lasting relationship with its target group. Surveys conducted in recent years attest to the high levels of loyalty to the Ulker brand.
In the “Brands 2008” survey by AC Nielsen, Ulker was ranked first in the biscuit category, and second and third in the categories of “top-of-the-mind” brands and those that consumers feel closest to, respectively. Local distribution of biscuits and chocolate covered products produced by Ulker Biscuits and its subsidiaries is undertaken by its subsidiary, Atlas Glda Pazarlama, and other marketing companies of Ylldlz Holding, Esas Pazarlama, Merkez Glda Pazarlama and Rekor Pazarlama.
Shareholders of Ulker company dated 31/12/2010 is as follows.
Shareholders Share(TRY) (%) Ylldlz Holding A. S. 106. 999. 435 39,84 Others 161. 600. 565 60,16 Capital 268. 600. 000 100
Ulker Biscuits, the flagship of Ylldlz Holding, associated with a number of companies within the Holding, It has developed a strong portfolio synergistic structure with both vertical and horizontal integration. Under this mutually beneficial structure, Ulker Biscuits and other companies within YlldlHolding, each occupy a leading position in their sectors. In addition to various biscuit facilities in cities in Anatolia, Ulker Biscuits has developed a dynamic production process that reaches into all branches of the food industry, including high quality flour, butter and packaging facilities.
Cost of Capital Corporations create value for shareholders by earning a return on the invested capital that is above the cost of capital. WACC is an expression of this cost and is used to see if certain intended investments or strategies or projects or purchases are worthwhile to undertake.
WACC is expressed as a percentage, like interest. WACC of Ulker Company is %12,1. This means that investments should be made that give return higher than the WACC of %12,1. WACC= (Wi x ri) + ( Wp x rp) + ( Ws x rn)
Tax rate: 20%
Leverage refers to the effects that fixed costs have on the returns that shareholders earn. By “fixed costs” we mean costs that do not rise and fall with changes in a firm’s sales. Firms have to pay these fixed costs whether business conditions are good or bad.
A firm with more leverage may earn higher returns on average than a firm with less leverage, but the returns on the more leveraged firm will also be more volatile. Managers can influence leverage in their decisions about how the company raises money to operate. The amount of leverage in the firm’s capital structure the mix of long-term debt and equity maintained by the firm can significantly affect its value by affecting return and risk. The more debt a firm issues, the higher are its debt repayment costs, and those costs must be paid regardless of how the firm’s products are selling.
Because leverage can have such a large impact on a firm, the financial manager must understand how to measure and evaluate leverage, particularly when making capital structure decisions. Operating leverage is concerned with the relationship between the firm’s sales revenue and its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) or operating profits. When costs of operations (such as cost of goods sold and operating expenses) are largely fixed, small changes in revenue will lead to much larger changes in EBIT. Financial leverage is concerned with the relationship between the firm’s EBIT and its common stock earnings per share (EPS).
On the income statement, you can see that the deductions taken from EBIT to get to EPS include interest, taxes, and preferred dividends. Taxes are clearly variable, rising and falling with the firm’s profits, but interest expense and preferred dividends are usually fixed. When these fixed items are large (that is, when the firm has a lot of financial leverage), small changes in EBIT produce larger changes in EPS. Total leverage is the combined effect of operating and financial leverage. It is concerned with the relationship between the firm’s sales revenue and EPS.
Operating and Financial Leverage of Ulker in 2011
Sales Revenue 10. 445. 022. 950 Less: COGS (9. 243. 511. 780) Operating Leverage Gross Profit1. 201. 511. 170 Less: Operating Expenses(46. 450. 461) EBIT1. 155. 060. 709 Total Less: Interest18. 799. 809 Leverage Net profit before tax1. 136. 260. 900 Financial Leverage Less: Taxes 137. 983. 993 Net profit after taxes 998. 276. 907 Less: Preferred stock dividends (518. 995. 890)
Earnings available for common (EAC) 479. 281. 017
Systematic risk beta coefficient is a measure of a security. In other words, it is the relationship the performance of securities market with the average performance. It is coefficient of the change in response to a unit change in securities market. The market beta coefficient is accepted to be 1 for every time. In theory, all forms of securities in the market can be said that the beta coefficient equal to 1 in the totals. We can make 3 different beta coefficient is interpretation.
Ulker’s Beta Coefficient
Ulker beta coefficient is higher than 1 that is 1,02. So it represents the market price of securities will rise or fall more than the market. Beta coefficient that is higher than 1 is more risky than less than 1. Hence the beta coefficient of securities is less than 1 also reduces the risk of the portfolio. Therefore, in emerging markets (bull market), while beta coefficient higher than 1 which is providing higher returns than stock market, in falling market (bear market) makes a higher damage.
For this reason, the falling stock markets prefers beta coefficient less than 1. The share movement is faster than the index (high risk and high volatility). And volatility is average price of a security or market fluctuation feature that is shown in a short time interval. Volatility of a high-speed change in the price of securities and properties of extreme volatility are seen. The higher the beta coefficient causes increasing in volatility of securities. Ford coefficient is high and its volatility is increasing of securities.
Additional Information on financial Instruments
a) Capital risk management The Group controls its capital with the liability / total capital ratio. Net liability is divided by total capital in this ratio. Cash and cash equivalents are substracted from total loans to calculate the net liability. The shareholder’s equity is added to net liabilties to calculate the total capital. ) Liquidity risk management The Group manages liquidity risk by maintaining adequate reserves, banking facilities and reserve borrowing facilities by continuously monitoring forecast and actual cash flows and matching the maturity profiles of financial assets and liabilities. The funding risk of the current and prospective debt demands is managed by maintaining the availability of lenders with high quality and in sufficient number The following table presents the maturity of Group’s non-derivative financial liabilities. The table includes both interest and principal cash flows.
History of Plnar Sut
1975 - Plnar Sut is established in Izmir as the Middle East’s biggest dairy processing complex and Turkey's first UHT (ultra-high temperature processed) milk and packaged dairy products manufacturing plant. 1976 - The company begins producing Turkey’s first processed cheese and chocolate milk. 1978 - Plnar sliced kashkaval cheese and Plnar spreadable cheese are introduced to consumers. 1980 - A Kraft-Plnar joint venture is launched. Plnar Sut introduces its Deram, Raglet, Maribo, and Cheddar cheese varieties. 982 - The company begins exporting milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt, and strawberry milk to Central Europe, Cyprus, and the Middle East. 1983 - Plnar Yem is set up to provide high quality feeds to the Plnar Sut’s raw milk suppliers. Plnar Mayonnaise, Turkey’s first domestically-manufactured mayonnaise goes on sale. Plnar Beyaz, Turkey’s first spreadable cheese, and Plnar Whipped Topping, a powdered whipped topping both go into production. 1984 - Plnar Sut begins exporting its labaneh, milk, yoghurt drink, butter, yoghurt, cheese, whipped topping, and mayonnaise products to Kuwait, Cyprus, and Germany. 985 - Labaneh is launched in the Turkish market under the name “Plnar Labaneh”. 1992 - Plnar Sut is awarded the Turkish Standards Institute’s (TSE) “Golden Packaging” award for the introduction of the first foil-sealed yoghurt container. Form Milk, Turkey’s first low-fat milk, and Cikolasut, chocolate milk made with real, natural chocolate, go on sale. 1993 - Plnar Sut becomes the first company in its sector to be awarded TS ISO 9002 Quality Management System certification. 1994 - Plnar Sut receives another TSE“Golden Packaging” award for its 10-liter bag-in-box pack design.
Having successfully demonstrated its compliance with European standards in terms of production, sales, and after-sales services, Plnar Sut becomes the first dairy products company to receive TS ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification. 1995 - Plnar “long-life” fruit yoghurts and prepared desserts go into production. Turkish consumers are introduced to Plnar light (low-fat) and extra light yoghurts and to low-fat, triangular cheese. 1997 - Plnar Sut opens its Eskisehir plant. 1999 - Plnar Sut introduces its “Denge” line of lactose-free, high-calcium, and vitaminenhanced milks. 000 - As a result of investments at the Eskisehir plant, Plnar Sut launches the world’s first continuous-process production of cream-top yoghurt. 2001 - UHT milk supplied in plastic bottles goes into production. 2003 - Under an agreement with Sodima, Plnar Sut launches production of fruit yoghurts in Turkey. 2004 - Plnar introduces its Kafela, Karamela, and Cikolasut line of products in packaging specially designed to appeal to young people. Plnar Sut is awarded TS 13001 HACCP Food Safety System certification. 2005 - Turkey’s first organic milk and first prebiotic and probiotic dairy products are introduced to the market. 007 - Plnar’s YOPI line of calcium-, protein-,and vitamin-enhanced dairy products for children goes into production. 2008 - Plnar Sut becomes the first company in Turkey’s dairy industry to undertake a Lean 6 Sigma operational excellence and productivity project. Plnar Milk for Kids, a milk specially designed for child nutrition, is introduced to the market. 2009 - Plnar lemonade and tropical fruit drink are introduced to the market. 2010 - Plnar Kido with Biscuit, Honey Flavored Plnar Kid's Milk, and Plnar Breakfast Cream Cheese products go on sale.
General Overview of Plar Sut
The pioneer of many firsts in its sector since the day it was founded, Plnar Sut makes use of the most modern technology available to produce and supply consumers with the milk and dairy products that are essential to good nutrition. The first to introduce the concept of healthy milk and dairy products in Turkey When it was originally founded in Izmir in 1975, Plnar Sut was the most advanced dairy processing complex in Europe and the Middle East. Plnar Sut was the first brand to introduce and entrench the concept of wellness, standardized milk and dairy products in Turkey. The Plar brand, earning a deserved reputation as “Source of Dynamism, Health, Pleasure and Life”, became the preferred choice of Turkish consumers while also making huge contributions both to the growth and development of the Turkish Animal husbandry stock raising and food industries and also to the well-being of new generations of children. Plnar Sut’s principal business activity is the production and sale of dairy products (milk, yoghurt, yoghurt drink, traditional and modern cheeses, butter, cream) as well as of fruit juices, mayonnaise, ketchups, puddings, honey, sauces, jams and jellies, desserts, and powdered products.
A leading role in increased dairy production in Turkey Plnar Sut introduced the first “long-life” UHT milk packaged in aseptic containers in Turkey in 1975. Operating from plants located in Izmir and Eskisehir, the company has remained the leading brand in Turkey’s dairy products industry ever since. Making use of the most modern technology available, Plnar Sut produces and supplies consumers with the milk and dairy products while also playing a leading role in increased dairy production through its year-round support for more than 35,000 suppliers of raw milk.
Plnar Sut procures its superior-quality raw milk under agreements with more than 200 of Turkey’s biggest dairy farms, which are contractually obligated to produce to EU norms. By serving as these farms’ biggest customer, Plnar Sut fosters its own “total quality” concepts among them as well. From the moment that it is harvested, raw milk is registered by means of a computerized system that keeps regular track of herd and animal health data throughout all production stages. To ensure its freshness and quality, Plar Sut picks up its suppliers’ raw milk twice a day (morning and evening) from more than 300 milk collection and chilling centers and it takes it immediately to its processing plant. Individual dairy producers are subject to strict monitoring and controls by local laboratories while all milk must be controlled by the advanced technology equipped laboratories at the company’sIzmir and Eskisehir plants before being accepted. A regional force Plnar Sut is moving rapidly towards becoming a regional force in its hinterland by exporting milk and dairy products to many countries around the world.
Plnar Sut’s raw milk collection and chilling centers are inspected every year for the conformity with the EU standards by an EU commission. The company provides its suppliers with continuous support on the matter of developing and maintaining farms that are free of all diseases, which is a prime requisite for exporting milk and dairy products to EU countries. Through projects conducted jointly with government agricultural agencies in Turkey, an ongoing effort is made to ensure that raw milk production satisfies EU norms.
According to the third-quarter 2009 sectoral results of the Turkish Customer Satisfaction Index survey, Plnar Sut ranked first in its sector with the highest (82%) level of customer satisfaction in the milk and dairy products category. This survey, which is conducted regularly by KalDer (Turkish Quality Association) and which also analyzes competition in Turkey, is the second most comprehensive poll of its kind after those conducted in the United States.
The issued capital of the Company is 44. 951. 051,25 Turkish Lira. Each share of this capital is amounting to 1 Cent, 1. 28. 000 A group registered shares, 1. 260. 000 B group registered shares and 4. 494. 806,325 C group bearer shares 4. 495. 105. 125 shares. The Company does not have any privileges regarding distribution of profit. The Company has privileges regarding voting power in the establishment of board members. The business and administration of the Company is managed by the Board of Directors consisting of 5 or 9 members to be elected within the frame of the provisions of the Turkish Trade Code by the General Assembly among the partners or from outside of the Company.
In case the Board of Directors consists of 5 people, 3 members shall be elected from the candidates, which A-Group shareholders shall nominate and 1 candidate which the B-group shareholders shall nominate and 1 candidate, which C-Group shareholders shall nominate. If the Board of Directors consists of 7 people, 4 members shall be elected from the candidates, which A-Group shareholders shall nominate and 2 candidate which the B-group shareholders shall nominate and 1 candidate, which C-Group shareholders shall nominate.
If the Board of Directors consists of 9 people, 5 members shall be elected from the candidates, which A-Group shareholders shall nominate and 3 candidate which the B-group shareholders shall nominate and 1 candidate, which C-Group shareholders shall nominate. If resolved by the Board of Directors, an Executive Director can be assigned.
Cost of Capital Corporations create value for shareholders by earning a return on the invested capital that is above the cost of capital. WACC is an expression of this cost and is used to see if certain intended investments or strategies or projects or purchases are worthwhile to undertake. WACC is expressed as a percentage, like interest. WACC of Plnar Sut Company is %12,1. This means that investments should be made that give return higher than the WACC of %11. 6.
WACC= (Wi x ri) + ( Wp x rp) + ( Ws x rn) Tax rate: 20%
Leverage of Plnar sut
Financial leverage is concerned with the relationship between the firm’s EBIT and its common stock earnings per share (EPS). On the income statement, you can see that the deductions taken from EBIT to get to EPS include interest, taxes, and preferred dividends. Taxes are clearly variable, rising and falling with the firm’s profits, but interest expense and preferred dividends are usually fixed. When these fixed items are large (that is, when the firm has a lot of financial leverage), small changes in EBIT produce larger changes in EPS.
Total leverage is the combined effect of operating and financial leverage. It is concerned with the relationship between the firm’s sales revenue and EPS.
Additional Information on financial Instruments
a) Financial highlights
b) Financial ratios
Net financing costs/Shareholders’ equity
c) Revenue & Net Income The tables gives us a brief information related to revenue and net income of Plnar Sut.
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