The Academy: Evaluating Growth Alternatives
The Academy, a local CrossFit gym in Kitchener, Ontario, was determining how best to expand its business in order to continue its growth trajectory in a highly competitive industry. The gym's co-owner and head coach needed to decide whether to invest in upgrading The Academy's existing facility or open a second location. He wanted to complete a qualitative industry size-up, competitive analysis, consumer analysis, and corporate capabilities size-up, in addition to a quantitative size-up, including statement of cash flows and ratios analyses. He required the chosen growth strategy to meet a hurdle rate of 20 per cent.