Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1996 (Revised October 1996)

Clarkson Lumber Company

by Thomas R. Piper


The owner of a rapidly growing retail lumber company is considering the financial implications of continued rapid growth. The magnitude of the company's future financing requirements must be assessed in the context of the company's access to bank finance and/or equity finance. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Business Growth and Maturation; Financial Reporting; Forecasting and Prediction; Business Strategy; Financial Strategy; Commercial Banking; Borrowing and Debt; Equity; Corporate Finance;


Piper, Thomas R. "Clarkson Lumber Company." Harvard Business School Case 297-028, September 1996. (Revised October 1996.)