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February 2023
BUSINESS REALITY CHECK
Charting the Course for your Business
Business Reality Check
• Economic and Industry Analysis
• Strategic Direction
• Governance
• Management
• Track Record & Financial Analysis
• Company Valuation
• Environment & Sustainability
Economic and Industry Analysis
Benefits to be obtained from this section
• Empower businesses to base their decisions on the
macroeconomic situation
• Identify the direction your industry is heading
• Facilitate comparability between companies within that
industry
• Identify whether your company is thriving or lacking behind
competitors.
Analysis in this section
• Macroeconomic analysis
• Economic forecasts
• Detail industry analysis
• Industry benchmarking
• Linking the economic context to business performance
Strategic direction
Benefits to be obtained from this section
• Understand your business better
• Address weaknesses
• Deter threats.
• Capitalise on opportunities
• Take advantage of your strengths
• And develop business goals and strategies toward success.
Analysis in this section
• Help businesses gather a strategic mindset, to stop just having an operational mindset,
and give planning the priority it serves.
• Help businesses understand what their real strength and weaknesses are and also link the
opportunities and threats from the external environment.
• Help businesses to determine the company’s objectives and priorities and how it should
plan to accomplish them.
Assessing Governance
Benefits to be obtained from this section
• Efficient processes
• Smooth running operations
• Good reputation
• Clarity
• Financial sustainability
• Clear strategic direction and objectives
• Effective response to changes in the external environment
Analysis in this section
• Corporate Structure
• Relationship between Board of Directors (BOD) and
Ownership
• Assessing Company’s Strategy
• Attitudes towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Assessing Management
Analysis in this section
• Attitudes Toward Strategic Planning
• Attitudes Toward Risk
• Attitudes Toward Growth
• Management Attitudes towards Objectives
• Attitudes Toward Execution (Responsibilities)
• Training needs analysis
Benefits to be obtained from this section
• Ensure that the management hold the right
attitudes and qualities to successfully execute any
strategic plans.
• Effective employee management strategies will
benefit the company as it will:
• Strengthen employee retention, thus lower the
cost in relation to employee turnover.
• Keep employees productive and successful, thus
increasing the company’s profitability.
• Foster a positive work environment
• Ensure an exceptional working experience
• Deliver a Training Needs Analysis to provide what
skills gaps are needed for management to perform
well
Business Track Record & Financial Analysis
Analysis in this section
• Previous Statements
• Budget vs. Actual
• Key performance indicators (KPIs)
• Financial Trends
• Net Cash Flow at Different Stages
• Financial outlook/forecasts
Benefits to be obtained from this section
• Better debt management
• Better cash flow management
• Reduce risk exposure
• Improve supplier relationship management (if any)
• Help owners to identify the best possible investment
opportunities
Company Valuation
Analysis in this section
• Financial Forecasts
• Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
• Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
• Trading multiples
• Peer comparable
• Change in value over recent years
Benefits to be obtained from this section
• Measuring year-on-year company growth and
building comparative data
• Compare the business against the industry
benchmarks
• Can prepare the business for sale and
establishing a sale price
• Help the company secure investment and funding
Reduced utility consumption & costs
Demand for eco-friendly goods
Green company reputation
Potential for investors
Grant schemes
Tax benefits
ENVIRONMENT
& SUSTAINABILITY
STEP 1:
PROCEDURES
STEP 2:
BENCHMARKING
STEP 3:
SOLUTIONS
Governance
Management
BUSINESS
REALITY
CHECK
Direction
Valuation
Financials
Sustainability
Economy
To improve is to change;
To be perfect is to change often.
Winston Churchill
Kurt Muscat, EMCS
Yasmin Schembri, AIS
BUSINESS REALITY CHECK
Assess – Implement – Improve

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20230201_Business Reality Check - FINAL.pptx

  • 1. February 2023 BUSINESS REALITY CHECK Charting the Course for your Business
  • 2. Business Reality Check • Economic and Industry Analysis • Strategic Direction • Governance • Management • Track Record & Financial Analysis • Company Valuation • Environment & Sustainability
  • 3. Economic and Industry Analysis Benefits to be obtained from this section • Empower businesses to base their decisions on the macroeconomic situation • Identify the direction your industry is heading • Facilitate comparability between companies within that industry • Identify whether your company is thriving or lacking behind competitors. Analysis in this section • Macroeconomic analysis • Economic forecasts • Detail industry analysis • Industry benchmarking • Linking the economic context to business performance
  • 4. Strategic direction Benefits to be obtained from this section • Understand your business better • Address weaknesses • Deter threats. • Capitalise on opportunities • Take advantage of your strengths • And develop business goals and strategies toward success. Analysis in this section • Help businesses gather a strategic mindset, to stop just having an operational mindset, and give planning the priority it serves. • Help businesses understand what their real strength and weaknesses are and also link the opportunities and threats from the external environment. • Help businesses to determine the company’s objectives and priorities and how it should plan to accomplish them.
  • 5. Assessing Governance Benefits to be obtained from this section • Efficient processes • Smooth running operations • Good reputation • Clarity • Financial sustainability • Clear strategic direction and objectives • Effective response to changes in the external environment Analysis in this section • Corporate Structure • Relationship between Board of Directors (BOD) and Ownership • Assessing Company’s Strategy • Attitudes towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • 6. Assessing Management Analysis in this section • Attitudes Toward Strategic Planning • Attitudes Toward Risk • Attitudes Toward Growth • Management Attitudes towards Objectives • Attitudes Toward Execution (Responsibilities) • Training needs analysis Benefits to be obtained from this section • Ensure that the management hold the right attitudes and qualities to successfully execute any strategic plans. • Effective employee management strategies will benefit the company as it will: • Strengthen employee retention, thus lower the cost in relation to employee turnover. • Keep employees productive and successful, thus increasing the company’s profitability. • Foster a positive work environment • Ensure an exceptional working experience • Deliver a Training Needs Analysis to provide what skills gaps are needed for management to perform well
  • 7. Business Track Record & Financial Analysis Analysis in this section • Previous Statements • Budget vs. Actual • Key performance indicators (KPIs) • Financial Trends • Net Cash Flow at Different Stages • Financial outlook/forecasts Benefits to be obtained from this section • Better debt management • Better cash flow management • Reduce risk exposure • Improve supplier relationship management (if any) • Help owners to identify the best possible investment opportunities
  • 8. Company Valuation Analysis in this section • Financial Forecasts • Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) • Trading multiples • Peer comparable • Change in value over recent years Benefits to be obtained from this section • Measuring year-on-year company growth and building comparative data • Compare the business against the industry benchmarks • Can prepare the business for sale and establishing a sale price • Help the company secure investment and funding
  • 9. Reduced utility consumption & costs Demand for eco-friendly goods Green company reputation Potential for investors Grant schemes Tax benefits ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
  • 14. To improve is to change; To be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill
  • 15. Kurt Muscat, EMCS Yasmin Schembri, AIS BUSINESS REALITY CHECK Assess – Implement – Improve

Editor's Notes

  1. Intro Why? ROI Pizza
  2. Different First step – resources & waste Risks & opp
  3. Benchmarking Issues – landfill & fossil Foreign
  4. Best solutions – digital Smart buildings & EMS Grants
  5. Problem-solving – fire Full & holistic Parts
  6. Quote COVID Adapting & BRC