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FIN 352 Company Equity Research and Valuation Project

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Assessment of Firm Governance, Competitive Position, and Growth Strategies
Questions that need to be completed include,
– Section II, part C “Equity Shares & Equity Owners”, questions A-G
– All of Section III and Section IV

Requirements: however long it needs to be for a good answer.
Finance 352
Fundamentals of Security Analysis
Fall Semester, 2023
Dr. Stephen Morrell

Equity Research & Valuation Project
Part 5

Assessment of Firm Governance, Competitive Position, and Growth Strategies
I advise that you copy and paste from a reliable source such as FactSet, Mergent, Net Advantage, etc. as much of the descriptive information requested below as possible. Make sure that whatever you copy and paste ‘makes sense’ as there are times when information and data sources themselves may be inaccurate.
To me, much of Roman Numerals I-II below can be readily copied and pasted. Be sure to absorb it in order to help you better understand your company.
Roman Numeral III requires some thought, using your knowledge from Economics 1 and 2 about how the market your company operates in works.
Roman Numeral IV is closely related to III. The challenge is where and how do you acquire information about your company’s growth strategy? Does your company do more and more of the same or similar thing(s), such as Producing More of the product (NFLX, GOLF, DASH, ULTA); Building and Opening more stores (DG, KMX, LEN, CMG); Adjusting Prices per price elasticity of demand. Or is it experiencing economies of scale and scope lowering its per unit and marginal cost; or growing via M&A?
From ERV Part 3, copy and paste, making any changes you deem necessary:
Business Description:
Doordash is a well-known food delivery platform, founded in 2013, which connects customers to with local restaurants and stores. Through their user-friendly app Doordash offers quick and convenient delivery services, which allows users to order a wide range of food and essentials quickly.
Business Model (Value Proposition)
Doordash’s value proposition relies on its ability to offer convenience to both customers and local businesses. Customers gain easy access to a wide range of food and products with quick delivery, while stores and restaurants gain access to a larger customer base, which can boost sales and visibility through the Doordash platform.
Company Management & Governance
Board of Directors
10 Board Members
Committees of the BoD.
Insiders vs. Outsiders.
Governance Score (from Yahoo or another source)
DoorDash, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore is 8. Audit: 4; Board: 7; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 8.
DoorDash, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of October 1, 2023, is 8, indicating a reasonably sound overall governance framework. While the company excels in protecting shareholder rights and maintains a strong board, it falls short in the audit pillar, suggesting potential concerns regarding financial reporting and transparency. The compensation score, while positive, implies room for refinement in executive compensation practices. In summary, DoorDash demonstrates robust governance in some areas but may need to address weaknesses in auditing and executive pay to further enhance its corporate governance.
Equity Shares & Equity Owners
Number of Shares Authorized
Number of Shares Issued
Ratio Number of Shares Issued to Number of Shares Authorized
Number of Free Float Shares (if applicable)
Ratio Number of Free Float Shares to Number of Shares Issues Issued.
Number of Preference Shares (if applicable)
Class B Shares (if applicable)
Number of Class B Shares Issued.
Holders of Class B Shares.
Rights of Class B Shareholders with regard to Voting, Dividends, etc.
Top 10 Shareholders (cut & paste).
Company Current and Anticipated Competitive Position.
Start from ERV Part 4 on Industry Competitive Position
Use Porter Five Factors to assess anticipated competitive position about five years from now. In other words, do you see your company operating in a more, less, or roughly same competitive market over the next five years?
Briefly list cause(s) for your response to b) above.
What does your response in b) imply about the growth in your company’s Revenues, COGS + ((SGA) + (D+A)) expenses, and NOPAT over the next five years?
Company Growth Strategies.
What is your company planning to do to increase revenues, NOPAT, ROIC, EVA, etc. in the coming five years?
Look first at what they are saying they will do as in 10-K, Annual Report, Letter to Shareholders.
Look at what firm has actually been doing, such as new products, new pricing strategies, new facilities, new plant & equipment, mergers & acquisitions, economies of scale and scope, etc.