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Subject 4. The impact of Competitive Factors in Prices and Costs PDF Download
Competition can affect forecasts of items such as revenues, profit margin, capital expenditures, and working capital investment.

Porter's "five forces" framework can be used to analyze how competition affects costs and price projections.

  • Can a company negotiate lower input prices with suppliers?
  • How easy is it for a company to raise its prices for products and services?
  • Is sales growth likely to be high?
  • Are profit margins going to remain constant, or become higher?

Learning Outcome Statements

g. explain how competitive factors affect prices and costs;

h. evaluate the competitive position of a company based on a Porter's five forces analysis;

CFA® 2023 Level I Curriculum, Volume 3, Module 22

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