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Arch Communications

Analysis of your Security Value

Derek Webb, Darryl Kraemer

Agenda

Background

Strategy Examination

Accounting Review

Ratio Examination

Cash Flow Evaluation

Forecasting Assessment

Valuation

Content Script

History

Background

• Arch Marketing and sales communications Group Incorporation. founded in

1986

• 3rd most significant paging firm in USA in 1996

• 3 million clients in mil novecentos e noventa e seis

• Local, regional and nationwide basis

• one hundred and eighty of 2 hundred major community cities

Qualifications

• Current competitive placing:

• Low cost provider

• Economies of scale intended for ops, scale subscriber bottom

• Standard, reliable technology

• Quickly follower, confirmed and to some degree dated technical

• Prompt and successful delivery

• Resellers, merchants and direct selling

• Committed to expanded systems, and capacity

• Integrate acquisitions effectively

Strategy

Approach

• Returning on Capital � Organization Strategy +

Corporate Strategy

• Business Strategy � Industry Decision +

Competitive Position

Company Strategy

• Goals

• To become control player in wireless paging

segment

• Aggressive progress through proper acquisitions

and internal enhancements

• Enhance distribution programs and enhance

capacity

• Invest in select technologies

• Geographic enlargement

Competitive Setting

• Item Market Emphasis

Local, regional and countrywide

Major city areas

Just about every pager type - 87% digital

Immediate, retailer and resellers to get distribution

stations

Competitive Placement

• Main Activities

Build networks

Distribute through reseller and merchants

Sell by way of direct channel

Support and service

After sales billing businesses

Marketing through direct stations

Competitive Placing

• Benefit Proposition

Proven, reliable assistance at an affordable

Fast delivery of communications

Limited to not any network down time

Large geographical coverage

Industry Choice

• Degree of Rivalry – SUBSTANTIAL

Limited product differentiation

Oligopoly marketplace structure

Quick consolidation

Fragmented markets

Low switching costs

Industry Decision

• Ease of Entry -- MED

• Capital strong

• Can acquire certificate, or organization

• Not any strong obstacles to entrance other than capital

expenditure

Industry Choice

• Threat of Substitute Items – LARGE

Cell technology bettering

Battery life stretching

Improved characteristic set

Breakthroughs in tone of voice networks (PCS)

Mobile satellite communications

Industry Choice

• Power of Suppliers – MEDITERRANEAN SEA

• Producers are offering same product to all

competition

• Duopoly market composition (Motorola, NEC)

• Strong brand collateral

Industry Choice

• Benefits of Customers – HIGH

Low switching costs

Growth powered by buyers, not business

Fickle group

Price very sensitive

Class Discussion

Class Discussion

• Exactly what are the implications of our strategy

analysis on the forecasting and valuation of

Arch in the next 5yrs?

Implications of Strategy Evaluation

• Market unlikely to have abnormal growth and

income in long range

• High cap bills required:

• To continue expansion through expanded coverage and

acquisitions

• To update existing systems

• Debt or value?

• System is commoditizing with consumers

• High risk of cell and competitive tech

changing the paging market

Accounting Analysis

Accounting Analysis

• No unusual accounting way of measuring issues

happen to be evident

Percentage Analysis

DuPont Analysis

Net Profit

Perimeter

Asset

Turnover

Financial

Power

ROE (NI/SE)

(NI/Rev)

(Rev/Assets)

(Assets/SE)

1995

-0. 246

0. 207

3. 18

-0. 162%

1994

-0. 075

zero. 571

doze. 58

-0. 539%

1993

-0. 126

N/A

N/A

N/A

DuPont Conclusions

• ROE enhancing because of decreased financial

leveraging

• Net profit margin declining

• Asset usage declining due to large

purchase in vegetation, higher inventories and

higher AR...