- October 4, 2018 at 7:48 am
Well I suppose the short answer is to avoid talking about expenditure in detail. Mention the discontinued operations issue in your Limitations.
Overall the best RAPs are those that have a good balance between the business and financial analyses e.g. in this instance consider what factors lie behind the operations that have been discontinued. What was the strategic decision that was made by the Board? Presumably it was producing heavy losses and it has either been terminated or the operation sold off?
Try to focus on how the decision has effected profit. Even if in the short term it has contributed to losses the fact that these may have been stemmed by discontinuing it, may make the organisation better able to compete going forward (i.e. it has dealt with a weakness).
Overall with Topic 8 students do a SWOT and PEST and then do ratio analysis without connecting the two. Whereas the reasons that lie behind financial performance are intricately linked to the business environment.October 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm
Currently I’m doing OBU rap topic 8. My research company’s reporting date is 31st December 2017 and competitor company’s reporting date is 31st March 2018. Is it a problem? Do they fail my project for this reason?October 11, 2018 at 9:50 am
This has been discussed dozens of times on our forum – a three month difference is not an issue at all for the current Topic 8 business sectors (and only potentially affects industries where the operations are affected by seasonal fluctuations e.g. airlines, hotels etc.)October 17, 2018 at 4:28 pm
i have been following this platform, its been great here ,the way questions are answered.
i am working on my Rap , on topic 8 ICB classification 2730( electrica goods ). i am from Pakistan, and really facing trouble in choosing competitor. My main company is Siemens Pakistan. i was working on Johnson&Philips as a competitor but problem is this company is in loss since last 5 years, and some one told me that comparison will not be fair.
it will be really helpful if some can tell me which company i can use as competitor of Siemens Pakistan.
waiting for the reply as deadline is getting near.
any one doing Rap on the same sector in Pakistan ?
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