Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1997 (Revised May 1998)

Tire City, Inc.

by W. Carl Kester


A small, rapidly growing retail distributor of automotive tires must present a set of forecasted financial statements to a bank in order to obtain a five-year loan. Expected growth rates given in the case and historical financial ratios derived from recent financial statements are used to forecast pro-forma income statements and balance sheets for the next two years.

Keywords: Financial Statements; Forecasting and Prediction; Financing and Loans; Price; Supply Chain; Distribution Industry; Retail Industry;


Kester, W. Carl. "Tire City, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 297-091, February 1997. (Revised May 1998.)