2013-08-29 14:27:54 - Fast Market Research recommends "Krispy Kreme: too much, too fast; rapid-expansion and variable profit quality" from MarketLine, now available
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (Krispy Kreme) is a retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, complementary beverages and treats and packaged sweets. The company owns and operates company owned doughnut stores and franchise stores.
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In the financial year ended January 2005, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (henceforth Krispy Kreme) made a net loss of $157.1m. This was posted in stark contrast to the $49.8m net profit it had posted the year prior. In 2000, when the company went public and shares were trading at
an all-time high.
However, in just two years, by early 2005, the company had performed a financial U-turn: not only were shares trading at an all-time low, hovering around $6 per share, but the company was also the subject of an investigation by the SEC
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* How did Krispy Kreme perform over the years 2000 to 2012?
* Why did Krispy Kreme do so badly and then turnaround?
Report Table of Contents:
KRISPY KREME'S SHORT-TERM POPULARITY FOLLOWING FLOTATION IN 2000
Popularity in the markets
Share price peaks
VARYING PROFIT QUALITY, LONG-TERM WEAKNESSES, AND OVER-EXPANSION
New store openings
Weakness in strategy
TURNAROUND AND RECOVERY, VIA OPERATIONAL CUTS AND ASSET DIVESTMENT
2011 SAW A RETURN TO PROFITABILITY
Enhanced top line and cost controls led to profit
Liquidity and a deleverage made a healthier company
Improvements at operational level translated an improved cash flow position
Performance reflected by share price from Q4 2012
Growing much too fast
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