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WLR Foods and Pilgrim's Pride
Eades, Kenneth M.; Erarac, Ali; Merhige, Katherine Case F-1466 / Published December 21, 2005 / 14 pages.
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This case is a sequel to "WLR Foods and Tyson Foods" (UVA-F-1465), which presents the attempted acquisition of WLR by Tyson Foods in 1994. Over the ensuing six years, WLR's stock price slides consistently downhill until 2000, when it is trading at a fraction of its 1994 value. When WLR's share price hits $4.59, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) views the company as an attractive acquisition. This case asks the student to determine how much of a premium PPC should offer and whether WLR management will resist a takeover in 2000 as it did in 1994. Financial information is provided to allow students to compute both stand-alone and with-synergies valuations. The case is best taught immediately following UVA-F-1465. It is designed to be taught as a firm-valuation exercise in a first-year or second-year MBA finance course. It is also suitable for executive and undergraduate audiences. Student (F-1466 WLR-Pilgrims Pride.xls) and instructor (F-1466 TN.xls) spreadsheets are available.

  • Overview

    This case is a sequel to "WLR Foods and Tyson Foods" (UVA-F-1465), which presents the attempted acquisition of WLR by Tyson Foods in 1994. Over the ensuing six years, WLR's stock price slides consistently downhill until 2000, when it is trading at a fraction of its 1994 value. When WLR's share price hits $4.59, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) views the company as an attractive acquisition. This case asks the student to determine how much of a premium PPC should offer and whether WLR management will resist a takeover in 2000 as it did in 1994. Financial information is provided to allow students to compute both stand-alone and with-synergies valuations. The case is best taught immediately following UVA-F-1465. It is designed to be taught as a firm-valuation exercise in a first-year or second-year MBA finance course. It is also suitable for executive and undergraduate audiences. Student (F-1466 WLR-Pilgrims Pride.xls) and instructor (F-1466 TN.xls) spreadsheets are available.

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