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Dole Food Company Inc Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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ICD Research's "Dole Food Company, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, business description, financial ratios, SWOT analysis, key facts, information on products and services, details of locations and subsidiaries, plus information on key news events affecting the company.

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									Dole Food Company, Inc.

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Dole Food Company, Inc.                                                  Financial Snapshot

                                                                         Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                     One Dole Drive, Westlake Village,   The company reported revenue of US$6,892.61
Headquarters Address
                                     91362,United States of America      million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                         company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 3.57% during
Telephone                            + 1 818 8796600
                                                                         2006–2010, with an annual growth of 1.68% over
                                                                         2009. In 2010, the company recorded an operating
Fax                                  N/A                                 margin of 2.74%, as against 4.66% in 2009.

Website                              www.dole.com
                                                                         Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange        DOLE, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                  39,100

Fiscal Year End                      January

Revenue (in US$ million)             6,892.61




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                            Weaknesses                          Return on Equity

Broad product range                  Dependence on few customers         The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of -
                                                                         4.31% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Total
                                                                         Produce plc (Ticker: TOT), Chiquita Brands
Dominant market position             Pending lawsuits                    International, Inc. (Ticker: CQB) and Fresh Del Monte
                                                                         Produce Inc. (Ticker: FDP), which recorded ROEs of
Strong supply chain capabilities                                         10.88%, 7.75% and 3.87% respectively. The
                                                                         company reported a net profit margin of 2.74% in
                                                                         2010.
Opportunities                        Threats

Growing organic foods market         Currency fluctuations               Return on Equity


Recovering restaurant industry       E.Coli outbreak

Strong US outlook for frozen foods




                                                                         Liquidity Position

                                                                         The company reported a current ratio of 1.58 in 2010,
                                                                         as compared to its peers, Total Produce plc, Chiquita
                                                                         Brands International, Inc. and Fresh Del Monte
                                                                         Produce Inc., which recorded current ratios of 1.18,
                                                                         1.96 and 2.40 respectively. As of January 2010, the
                                                                         company recorded cash and short-term investments
                                                                         of worth US$170.15 million, against US$7.35 million
                                                                         current debt. The company reported a debt to equity
                                                                         ratio of 2.02 in 2010 as compared to its peers, Total
                                                                         Produce plc, Chiquita Brands International, Inc. and
                                                                         Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., which recorded debt to
                                                                         equity ratios of 0.90, 0.86 and 0.18 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       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.2       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.3       Capital Expenditure ..........................................................................................................................................18
      2.3.4       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................19
      2.3.5       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................20
      2.3.6       Liquidity ............................................................................................................................................................21
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 22
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 24
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ...
								
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