Strategic Analysis Report for Verizon
Guidelines & Rubric
Overall Objective: To analyze Verizon’s current operations and provide strategic recommendations to the board of directors in order to answer how to protect and strengthen a current competitive advantage, or to create a new competitive advantage and then protect and strengthen it. The recommendations should be creative, should leverage Verizon’s current strengths and/or address their significant weakness, and should be supported with sound financial analysis and justification.
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a. Strategic Recommendation(s)
In this section you should explain in detail your strategic recommendation(s) for your client. Use the business strategy analysis tools discussed in lecture and your lab to do this. You are strongly encouraged to use detailed and insightful financial analysis for this section of your report. A good way to present the results of the analysis is to provide the details in an appendix and reference them in the final results in your report. This will make the report more clear and readable than unnecessary narrative.
You should allocate more discussion to the most important elements of analysis as they relate to your recommendation(s). The recommendation(s) should leverage what you determine is Verizon’s SCA and/or address what you determine is their biggest problem. The recommendation(s) should be profitable, creative, feasible, in line with their current vision and mission, in line with the external environment, an acceptable risk, and achievable in a reasonable time frame. Be sure to work with the entire team on the recommendation(s) to be as accurate and comprehensible as possible in addressing each of the criteria noted above.
b. Justification of Recommendations
In this section you will address the feasibility of the recommendation(s). For instance, does Verizon have enough resources to effectively implement the recommendations? How will they cover costs? How does the profitability of the recommendation(s) compare to Verizon’s current profitability. What are the expected risks associated with the recommendation (s)? Support your position with facts that you find from your industry research and related research on Verizon. If you make assumptions, state these assumptions and why you believe the assumptions are appropriate.
b. The economic logic of your recommendation is a key part of this section. Explore this fully and use appropriate financial measures to evaluate your recommendation(s). Based on your findings of profitability and feasibility, Verizon’s board should be convinced it is worth the risk to implement your recommendation(s). Typically, financial measure such as ROI, WACC, IRR, NPV are used to support the economic feasibility of a recommendation. Use your analysis to convince the board that your recommendations are well-developed and makes sense for the company. Note that your measures should relate closely to how performance in Verizon’s industry is measured as well as how competitive advantage is measured.
Include a timeline/flowchart that summarizes the implementation of the recommendation(s) and when the expected results for Verizon would occur (payback period).
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Strategic Recommendation(s) – you may choose more than one
Identify the appropriate strategy(s) to be undertaken.
What do you want to do with the company?
Pick a strategic move that you think the company should make and describe in detail how they should implement it. It should coincide with their current business level strategy
Support your recommendation with financial analysis
You must include a clear and definitive financial analysis as part of your recommendations (e.g., how much will it cost, where will the money come from,