3- The collapse of W. T. Grant, the 17th largest retailer in the U.S. with 1,200 stores and 82,000 employees in 1975, came as a surprise to the capital markets!
Why should this have not been a surprise?
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What got overlooked?
What analysis would have help predict their downfall?
List the financial analysis that would have uncovered their problems?
4- Look back on the research and discussion surrounding Grant Department stores.
Which types of risk were present? List and discuss them.
What types of ratio calculations and analysis should have taken place to better predict Grant’s demise?
Which ratios in particular were likely indicators of Grant’s impending demise?