Chestnut Foods

Case analysis report format Your case analysis report should include the following parts: 1. Statement of the main problem and/or decision. Briefly describe the essence of the financial problem and the main decision that must be analyzed. In other words, define the objective of your analysis in the case. To do this, ask such questions: “What is really this case all about?” “What is the main, central problem I am supposed to analyze?” Also identify, if present, any secondary decisions. 2. Analysis. Part I: Describe the conceptual, analytical and computational steps you need to execute in your effort to analyze the case. This is the blueprint of your analysis. Part II: Execute your analysis and computations to address each one of the issues or steps. Each issue/step for analysis you identified must be analyzed explicitly. 3. The decision and recommendations. This section should state clearly your conclusions and recommendations. 4. Appendix of Tables and Exhibits. Display data and computational work and results in exhibits appended at the end of your report. These should be clearly titled and give enough explanations so that the reader can understand their content. Indicate and mark clearly in the text any references to the tables, exhibits, etc. (for example: “projected cash flows are shown in Table 1″). 5. Length. Each case report should have no more than three pages of text. Tables, exhibits and other supporting material should be appended to the report. Please edit your text carefully for language. 6. Style. Use a narrative form in your analysis. Bullets should be used only to list items, not to describe thoughts. Be reader-friendly.