Financial Policy and Planning

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Prepare a (typed) report on valuation of Oxford Learning Centres (OLC) utilizing the data from the case “Oxford Learning Centres Inc.: The Childtime Alternative”. Address all of the following questions (attempt to structure your analysis to specifically answer each of the questions, one after another). (Since I want to make your life a little easier, note that the end of this document contains electronic copies of the most important case exhibits, as well as one extra Exhibit A (containing data on most recent acquisitions in the supplemental education industry):

a) Is this a good time for Mr. Whitehead to sell a significant stake of OLC to Childtime? How did OLC perform in the recent past? (You may want to analyze the following factors using data in Exhibits 2 and 3: liquidity (using current assets/current liabilities ratio), various efficiency ratios (CAPEX/Sales, Costs/Sales, Working Capital/Sales), profitability (growth in revenues, growth in EBITDA, growth in Net Income, Return on Equity (Net Income/Net Worth), Return on Assets). As a potential investor, what is your…...

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