Answer the question below after reading the Case Material for Henkel Integrative Case: Part I:
Please provide a financial overview and commentary by business segment. Specifically, what can you learn from the annual report about each segment? Information disclosed in the annual report about business segments is typically more insightful about the company’s product markets than the notes.
Helpful page locations, Henkel’s 2009 annual report:
- Five-year summary data can be found on page 145.
- Segment information can be found on pages 59-70.
- Equity information can be found on pages 16-18.
- Debt information can be found in note 30 and 35.