Home Retail Group Plc: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Home Retail Group Plc

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Home Retail Group Plc                                                          Financial Snapshot

                                                                               Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                   489-499 Avebury Boulevard, Central Milton   The company reported revenues of US$9,002.92
Headquarters Address
                                   Keynes, MK9 2NW,United Kingdom              million during 2011, with a CARC of -5.34% during
                                                                               2007–2011. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
Telephone                          + 44 845 6036677
                                                                               2.84% over the previous fiscal year. In 2011, the
                                                                               company recorded an operating margin of 4.41%, as
Fax                                + 44 1908 692301                            against 4.89% in 2010.

Website                            www.homeretailgroup.com
                                                                               Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange      HOME, London Stock Exchange (LON)

Number of Employees                53,018

Fiscal Year End                    February

Revenue (in US$ million)           9,002.92

Revenue (in GBP million)           5,851.90




SWOT Analysis                                                                  Return on Equity

Strengths                          Weaknesses                                  The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                               6.96% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Kesa
Multi-channel network              Decline in revenues                         Electricals plc (Ticker: KESA), Kingfisher Plc (Ticker:
                                                                               KGF) and Dixons Retail plc (Ticker: DSGI), which
                                                                               recorded ROEs of 14.36%, 9.06% and -36.57%
Strong foothold in the UK Market   Dependent on the UK retail market           respectively. The company reported a net profit
                                                                               margin of 4.41% in 2011.


                                                                               Return on Equity
Opportunities                      Threats

Growth in online shopping          Decrease in public spending

Opening of new stores              Rise in labor wages

Strategic acquisitions




                                                                               Liquidity Position

                                                                               The company reported a current ratio of 1.70 in 2011,
                                                                               as compared to its peers, Kesa Electricals plc,
                                                                               Kingfisher Plc and Dixons Retail plc, which recorded
                                                                               current ratios of 1.01, 0.99 and 0.90 respectively. As
                                                                               of February 2011, the company recorded cash and
                                                                               short-term investments of worth US$401.08 million,
                                                                               against zero current debt. The company reported a
                                                                               debt to equity ratio of 0.01 in 2011 as compared to its
                                                                               peers, Kesa Electricals plc, Kingfisher Plc and Dixons
                                                                               Retail plc, which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                               0.26, 0.14 and 0.84 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        Operational Efficiency ....................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4        Solvency ........................................................................................................................................................13
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking ....................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.1        Market Capitalization .....................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.2        Efficiency .......................................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.3        Capital Expenditure .......................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.4        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................18
      2.3.5        Turnover – Inventory and Asset ....................................................................................................................19
      2.3.6        Liquidity .................................................................................
				
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