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Deloitte Case Study Prompt

Our client today is an oil refining company, which has 25% of world-wide market share of the oil industry.

Its machinery division generates $4M annually in revenues by supplying machinery to refineries (not owned by your company) around the world. It is unknown what share of the market $4M represents.

How do you assess the current operating status of this division?

Case Study Overview

This Deloitte case study is a Market Sizing case. You have been tasked with calculating the market share of 1 division within the client’s business and compare that to the client’s overall market share. You have been given only a few numbers to work with.

There are 2 ways to solve a Market Sizing case. You can take either a top-down or bottom-up approach. It’s up to you to decide which angle will work best for the case.

There are typically four steps involved in Market Sizing cases:

  1. Create your structure for approaching the problem (5 steps or more is best)
  2. Make assumptions
  3. Crunch the numbers
  4. Develop insights

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