Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

Supplementing profits with ROIC and revenue growth is a step in the right direction to ensure that the profits a business earns are actually creating value, not simply over-consuming capital that another company could better deploy.


Death Knell for the Category Killers?

Harvard Business Review

Retail store asset productivity has been in decline since the recession of 2007 and we believe that this trend will accelerate over the coming years. During the current recession, overall consumer spending has declined or held flat, sales per square foot have not improved significantly, and retailers' return on invested capital (ROIC) has suffered dramatically. Bricks and Mortar store productivity declines will likely accelerate over the coming decade. Internet Retail ROIC

How Companies Can Use Investors to Their Advantage

Harvard Business Review

” This feedback helped Oka, an industry outsider, convince President Kazuo Ushida, a 40-year veteran of Nikon’s technology businesses, that the company needed to revisit its dialogue with investors. The plan involved reforming Nikon’s struggling semiconductor lithography and imaging productsunits, both potentially high-value-added businesses, by cutting fixed costs, reducing SKUs and focusing on high-value-added product lines.