Table of contents
1.0 Introduction 3
2.0 Financial Performance Analysis 4
2.1 Gearing and Capital Structures 4
2.2 Profitability Analysis 6
2.3 Asset Efficiency Analysis 8
2.4 Liquidity analysis 9
3.0 Social Performance Analysis 11
4.0 Environmental Performance Analysis 12
5.0 Conclusion 13
Reference List 14
1.0 Introduction 简介
The Adidas Groupis a multinational manufacturer of sporting goods and headquarter is located in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria(Adidas-group.com 2016a). The company was registered in 1949 by its founder Adolf AdiDassler(Adidas-group.com2016a).At the very start Adidas was opened by two brothers Adolf Dassler and Rudolf Dassler, but subsequently they parted company with each other.Thenthe brother Rudolf Dassler opened another sports brand, namedpuma (In.rediff.com 2005).
Adidas is currently ranked second in the world’s sporting brand, ranking behind Nike(Adidas-group.com 2016a). As of 31 December 2014, the company had 45,917 employees (Adidas Group 2014b). Supported by the idea of ‘best shoe for each athlete’ (Adidas-group.com 2016b), Adidas keep improving technology and making breakthrough of design and function. Several invention of high-tech and high-quality products make the company shine at the Olympics, World Cup and other international sporting events for many times. In the late 1960s, Adidas ranked first in the world shoes market(Adidas-group.com 2016a). However, after the 1970s, Adidas was eventually replaced by NIKE in the world top spot as a result of the neglect of general public’s demand for high quality sports shoes(Adidas-group.com 2016a).
Adidas’policy is to maintain a strong capital based so as to uphold investor, creditor and market confidence and to sustain future development of the business(Adidas Group 2014a).Therefore the company sets itsfinancial principle as well ascorporate social responsibility standard sustainable way. As for social and environment, Adidas uses a series of approach to managing the supply chain and its own production facilities, so as to improve its governance level and decline the negative impact to the environment(Adidas Group 2014b).
This report will make an in-depth analysis of Adidas’ sustainability from three parts: financial performance analysis, social performance analysis and environmental performance analysis.Wherein, as for financial performance analysis, both horizontal and vertical ways will be used to analyze the company. The major data is from the financial information disclosed in Adidas 2010-2014 annual report, and relevant financial data of other two similar sporting brands’ 2014 annual report. In the parts of social performance analysis and environmental performance analysis, the major events about social responsibility will be illustrated and discussed.
2.0 Financial Performance Analysis 财务绩效分析
In this section the financial performance is assessed by ratios, whichcan be classified into the following four categories:gearingand capital structures ratios, profitability ratios, asset efficiency ratios andliquidity ratios (Frids