Dozier Industries

By R. McKern
2002 | Case No. F163
Dozier Industries was a U.S. manufacturer of electronic security systems. In 1994, it received a large order from the United Kingdom, which stipulated payment in Pounds. The company received a deposit, with the balance expected to be paid in 90 days. The contract provided a slim profit margin, which could be easily eliminated by an unfavorable change in exchange rates. The Chief Financial Officer had to decide whether to accept the foreign exchange risk or to hedge the exposure.
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