Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Proctor and Gamble: Short and Long-term financial strategies to improve performance

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    With regard to the company Proctor and Gamble, please discuss both short and long-term financial strategies that you believe could improve the company's performance.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:23 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    Financial Strategies for Procter&Gamble

    1. The company should decrease cash usage by working capital accounts in order to increase its operating cash flow. P&G's free cash flow (cash flow from operations less capital spending) was $7.3 billion for 2004. The company has generated nearly $24 billion in free cash flow (2001-2004). However, there has been a slowdown in the company's quarterly operating cash flow trends. Over the last quarter of fiscal 2003 and the third quarter of fiscal 2004, operating cash flow has decreased by 6%. In the most recent two quarters, the deterioration was ...

    Solution Summary

    In a 374 word solution, the response is categorized into four major strategies for better performance.