September 11, 2017 at 12:09 am
@nada000 – as long as it produces mainly food (yoghurt, cheese, chocolate for example) then some beverages as part of the product portfolio would be acceptable. Just milk and juices would not.September 11, 2017 at 12:11 am
@kamlesh – register as a mentee on the OBU mentoring website and there should be a list showing the names and where the mentor is based. In the first instance you can contact anyone on the list via the website to enquire about potential mentoringSeptember 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm
Thank you for your help. I wanted to ask if hotel chocolat and Ferero spa for topic 8 would be good ???
Although Ferero spa is bigger than hotel. chocolat but they both are into chocolate.
For topic 8 should companies be listed on the stock exchange ??
Can you recommend companies which produces biscuits or snacks ??September 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Must say I’ve found this forum very helpful and thank you for your assistance and guidance.
I hope you can clarify a few things for me.
For my submission period, sectors are Aerospace, Food products & Hotels. I’ve looked at the ICB and looks like these are sub sectors of a sector. I’ve decided to choose Aerospace (2713).
My only concern is that organisations are now much more diverse and have different income source and can be involved in different sub sectors. So, how strict do we need to be in choosing a sector specific organisation? For. e.g. I’ve picked Rolls Royce PLC primarily sells aircraft engines but also supplies to defence sector (2717) and is involved with marine & nuclear activiites. Should I choose organsiatons that are strictly sector specific as provided by OBU? However this is going to be a challenge as we all know that the publicly available financial statements are group consolidated and segregating it will be a real challenge. Also, comparing it with its competitors will be a real challenge too as their figures will be diluted as well. Most of the organisations involved in aerospace sector will be involved in defence and other sectors for generating income. Not just aerospace, most of these organisations with publicly available financials will one way or another will have diverse income sources and a real challenge to be sub-sector specific.
I’ve emailed ACCA OBU to seek clarifications as well but no response yet.
Can you shed some light on this and assist?
NashSeptember 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Note from Trephena: I am away from home staying in a part of the country with very limited internet access. If your query is not answered this issue in most cases lies behind the reason for not answering it right now.September 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
@nada000 – I like the idea of Hotel Chocolat and Ferrero, however you need to have access to the financial statements which may sometimes be an issue with private limited companies. If you can get these for HC then go ahead. They have different marketing models and and philosophies so there will be some limitations in the comparisons you can make.
In fact I think HC would make a good subject for Topic 18.September 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm
Good day all, i require a clarification with regards a company to choose for topic 8, i intend using a food producer, a company that is into the manufacture of pasta, noodles, semolina, would this company be allowed as a food producer.September 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm
@nash1807 – apart from mentioning the diversity etc. in your limitations section and where appropriate in the analysis, I can give y out no real advice. It will be interesting if you get a detailed reply from the OBU Office, (which I doubt) but if you do please post it here.
I have made some comments and suggestions on the Aero space thread so you might l like to read those. I can’t help feeling that the business analysis should be the main focus for this sector (marketing factors being particularly important e.g. customers [commercial companies or government] promotion [air shows, trade delegations] payment terms and product differentiation. In fact an Aero space company would probably a good subject for Topic 18.
Sorry I can’t be much help but the sectors for T8 in P35 are quite difficult and none are really clear-cut.September 19, 2017 at 11:51 am
@trephena – Thanks for your response. I’ve had no reply to my email yet, doubt I’d get one. If I do, I will post it here.September 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm
dhameelolar – that sounds appropriate as a food producer
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