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Case Study Prompt

Our client is a chewing gum manufacturer. Analysts’ reports are giving our client’s stock poor ratings – either because profitability is declining or forecasted to decline.

The client has asked you to figure out what’s going on.

Case Study Overview

Your client (a chewing gum manufacturer) has hired you to help figure out why the stock has recently received poor ratings. It’s your job to dig into the profitability, ask the right questions, and provide a recommendation for how to get the ratings up.

This Kearney case can be solved with the Profitability framework, but the best case interview candidates blend frameworks and their own business and industry knowledge to create a personalized framework most appropriate for the problem at hand.

This case contains no math diagrams, and is a beginner level case study you would find in a Kearney first round.

Kearney Interview Tips

What does Kearney look for in its candidates? A high level of quant proficiency and problem-solving abilities.

Make sure your mental math is on point, and you are comfortable with problem-solving.

In this case, see if you can come away with 1 or 2 areas of improvement.

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