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The New York Times' Financial Statement

Question

Answer all the questions posed. 

The entire test relates to one organization: The New York Times.

Go to the corporate website of The New York Times Company ( http://www.nytco.com/).  Find their financial information, and fill in the data below. 

Concept 
Ratio used
2015
2014
2013
Profitability




Efficiency




Liquidity




Leverage




From the Annual Report of 2014, please read the 2-page note by Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Mark Thompson to the shareholders.  Based on what you know of the NYT’s performance in 2015, has the organization been successful in achieving its objectives?

In the new environment, which two of Porter's five forces are critical to NYT?  Analyze them, and suggest what NYT must do to manage those forces.

In the general environment affecting the newspaper industry, which two segments should NYT focus on?

What would be a good 30 word (or less) mission statement for NYT in 2015?

Imagine a time warp whereby Larry Page and Sergey Brin met Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Mark Thompson in a business debate.  They argued against each other about NYT’s strategy, and the moderator suggested that they both visualize what NYT would look in 2020.  What two points would Page and Brin make (suggesting changes in NYT’s strategy in light of Google’s experience)?  What two points would Sulzberger and Robinson make (arguing that NYT was a ship on the right course)? 

 

Solution

Title: The New York Times' Financial Statement
Length: 7 pages (1970 Words)
Style: MLA

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Questions

Question 1    

Concept    
Ratio used
2015
2014
2013
profitability




Efficiency




Liquidity




Leverage




Question 2.    Has the Organization Managed to Achieve Its Objectives?

After the release of the annual report in 2014, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Mark Thompson wrote a two-page note to the shareholders telling them about what should be done to improve the company’s performance in 2015. In Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Mark Thompson’s report, there were also objectives that were set and needed to be achieved in 2015.

 Reduction in positions in all the departments of the company.

 The top company officials insisted that some buyouts and layoffs were necessary for the organization to achieve their many goals in the next year. The reduction in positions was to cut across all the departments of the company starting from the top officials being given buyouts i.e. bands 1 and 2. The managers of the digital and printing divisions. The layoffs that were implemented in 2014 did bear fruits in profit increase in 2015.

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