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Banking and Financial Management/ Concepts/ Markets/ EVA/ Microfinance
Case Length : 16 Pages
Period : 2003
Pub. Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : ConAgra Foods
Industry : Food production
Countries : US


ConAgra Foods (ConAgra) is the top US food producer. The company owns several famous brands like Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, and Van Camp's.

ConAgra faces various financial risks: foreign exchange risk, commodity price risk and currency risk. This case outlines these risks and the mechanisms ConAgra employs to deal with them.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 1
Segment Information 4
Market Risk 7
Financial Instruments: Accounting & Valuation 10


ConAgra Foods, Financial risk, Financial risk management, Food producer, Meat processing, Packaged foods, Food ingredients, Market risk, Commodity price risk, Interest rate risk, Currency risk, Financial instruments, US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles), Fair value hedges, Cashflow hedge

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