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Question: Peach Computer Corporation is the largest personal

Peach Computer Corporation is the largest personal computer company in the world. The CEO of Peach is retiring, and the board of directors is considering external candidates to fill the position. The board’s top two choices are CEOs Peter Diamond (current CEO of NetPro) and Norma Provan (current CEO of On Point). As a board member on the search committee, you collect the following information (in millions):
Peach Computer Corporation is the largest personal computer company in the world. The CEO of Peach is retiring, and the board of directors is considering external candidates to fill the position. The board’s top two choices are CEOs Peter Diamond (current CEO of NetPro) and Norma Provan (current CEO of On Point). As a board member on the search committee, you collect the following information (in millions):


In early 2016, a leading computer magazine gave On Point’s main product five stars, its highest rating. NetPro’s main product received three stars, down from five stars a year earlier. In the same article, On Point’s new products received praise; Net Pro’s new products were judged as “mediocre.”

Required:
1. Use the DuPont method to calculate Net Pro’s and On Point’s ROIs in 2014 and 2015. Comment on the results. What can you tell from the DuPont analysis that you might have missed from calculating ROI itself?
2. Compute the percentage of costs in each of the four business-function cost categories for Net Pro and On Point in 2014 and 2015. Comment on the results.
3. Relate the results of requirements 1 and 2 to the comments made by the computer magazine. Of Diamond and Provan, who should be the new CEO of Peach

In early 2016, a leading computer magazine gave On Point’s main product five stars, its highest rating. NetPro’s main product received three stars, down from five stars a year earlier. In the same article, On Point’s new products received praise; Net Pro’s new products were judged as “mediocre.” Required: 1. Use the DuPont method to calculate Net Pro’s and On Point’s ROIs in 2014 and 2015. Comment on the results. What can you tell from the DuPont analysis that you might have missed from calculating ROI itself? 2. Compute the percentage of costs in each of the four business-function cost categories for Net Pro and On Point in 2014 and 2015. Comment on the results. 3. Relate the results of requirements 1 and 2 to the comments made by the computer magazine. Of Diamond and Provan, who should be the new CEO of Peach





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TC D I E NetPro A B 1 On Point 2 2014 2015 2014 2015 3 Revenues $600.0 $480.0 $300.0 $525.0 4 Costs R&D 71.2 40.2 35.9 76.1 Production 132.6 145.6 107.6 128.2 Marketing and distribution Customer service 7 173.2 193.7 96.4 153.8 65.5 442.5 40.0 30.4 67.6 425.7 8 Total costs 419.5 270.3 $157.5 $ 60.5 | $ 29.7 | $ 99.3 $540.0 $510.0 $240.0 $360.0 9 10 Operating income 11 Total assets 6.


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