Westfield Group: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Westfield Group

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Westfield Group                                                             Financial Snapshot

                                                                            Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                                                            The company reported revenues of US$3,326.24
Headquarters Address                  Level 24, Sydney, 2011,Australia
                                                                            million during 2010, with a CAGR of -14.73% during
                                                                            2006–2010. Its revenue grew at an annual rate of
Telephone                             + 61 2 93587000
                                                                            3.26% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                            company recorded an operating margin of 41.34%, as
Fax                                   + 61 2 93587079                       against -15.16% in 2009.

Website                               westfield.com
                                                                            Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         WDC, Australian Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                   4,000

Fiscal Year End                       December

Revenue (in US$ million)              3,326.24

Revenue (in AUD million)              3,625.60




SWOT Analysis                                                               Return on Equity

Strengths                             Weaknesses                            The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                            6.74% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Stockland
Business Model                        Declining Market Share in Sector      Corporation Limited (Ticker: SGP), Mirvac Group
                                                                            (Ticker: MGR) and Centro Properties Group (Ticker:
                                                                            CNP), which recorded ROEs of 5.52%, 4.31% and
Geographically Diversified Presence   Limited Liquidity Position            0.00% respectively. The company reported a net
                                                                            profit margin of 41.34% in 2010.
Strengthening Solvency Position       Limited Operating Margin
                                                                            Return on Equity
Opportunities                         Threats
Decreasing Retail Vacancy Rate in     Bleak outlook of New Zealand
New Zealand                           Economy
                                      Rising Vacancy Rates of US Shopping
Geographic Diversification
                                      Centers
Increasing Demand for Retail
                                      Shortage of Skilled Personnel
Properties in Austral




                                                                            Liquidity Position

                                                                            The company reported a current ratio of 0.73 in 2010,
                                                                            as compared to its peers, Stockland Corporation
                                                                            Limited, Mirvac Group and Centro Properties Group,
                                                                            which recorded current ratios of 1.29, 1.94 and 0.18
                                                                            respectively. As of December 2010, the company
                                                                            recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                            US$192.75 million, against US$915.14 million current
                                                                            debt. The company reported a debt to equity ratio of
                                                                            0.93 in 2010 as compared to its peers, Stockland
                                                                            Corporation Limited, Mirvac Group and Centro
                                                                            Properties Group, which recorded debt to equity ratios
                                                                            of 0.33, 0.34 and -7.73 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.2       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.3       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................17
      2.3.4       Liquidity ............................................................................................................................................................18
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 19
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................19
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 21
5     SWOT Analysis ............................................................................
				
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