Case Study: Marinemax

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6. Environmental “Any increased costs of producing engines resulting from EPA standards, or the inability of our manufacturers to comply with EPA requirements, could have a material adverse effect on our business.” (pg. 21) Because motor vehicles depend heavily on fossil fuels to run their internal-combustion engines, they create and release a substantial quantity of greenhouse gasses that are known to drive climate change. To fight this pollution and prevent future health risks and environment endangerment, the recreational boating industry faces significant government regulation regarding their products’ emissions, such as the Clean Boating Act; an amendment added to the Clean Water Act on July 29, 2008, the EPA regulates discharges incidental…show more content…
23) As stated in pg. 2 of MarineMax’s 10-K “We attempt to capitalize on the experience and success of the acquired companies in order to establish a high national standard of customer service and responsiveness in the highly fragmented retail boating industry.” Acknowledging the state of high rivalry in the industry, MarineMax chooses to gain from their competitors through acquisitions. This effectively improves the overall company performance through the valuable information attained with the newly acquired companies, increased operational capacity, and the decrease of direct competitors in the market. 8. Threat of new entrants (and entry/exit barriers more generally) “We believe that many small dealers are finding it increasingly difficult to make the managerial and capital commitments necessary to achieve higher customer service levels and upgrade systems and facilities… lack an exit strategy for their owners…contribute to our opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in current and future markets, through market expansions and acquisitions.” (pg.

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