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PriceSmart, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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ICD Research's "PriceSmart, 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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									PriceSmart, Inc.

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PriceSmart, Inc.                                                             Financial Snapshot

                                                                             Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                     9740 Scranton Road, San Diego, 92121-   The company reported revenue of US$1,395.89
Headquarters Address
                                     1745,United States of America           million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                             company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 17.41%
Telephone                            + 1 858 4048800
                                                                             during 2006–2010, with an annual growth of 11.53%
                                                                             over 2009. In 2010, the company recorded an
Fax                                  + 1 858 5814500                         operating margin of 5.37%, as against 4.59% in 2009.

Website                              www.pricesmart.com
                                                                             Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange        PSMT, NASDAQ

Number of Employees                  4,385

Fiscal Year End                      August

Revenue (in US$ million)             1,395.89




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                            Weaknesses                              Return on Equity

Customer diversity                   Limited operating margin                The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                             14.68% for 2010, as compared to its peers, The
                                                                             Home Depot, Inc. (Ticker: HD), Costco Wholesale
Strong financial position            Long term debts                         Corporation (Ticker: COST) and Staples, Inc. (Ticker:
                                                                             SPLS), which recorded ROEs of 13.72%, 12.03% and
Wide service and product portfolio   Supply chain complications              10.91% respectively. The company reported a net
                                                                             profit margin of 5.37% in 2010.
Opportunities                        Threats
                                                                             Return on Equity
Growth of online retail              Highly competitive market

Organic growth                       International operations

Rise of warehouse clubs              Rising inflation




                                                                             Liquidity Position

                                                                             The company reported a current ratio of 1.34 in 2010,
                                                                             as compared to its peers, The Home Depot, Inc.,
                                                                             Costco Wholesale Corporation and Staples, Inc.,
                                                                             which recorded current ratios of 1.34, 1.16 and 1.63
                                                                             respectively. As of August 2010, the company
                                                                             recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                             US$73.35 million, against US$7.71 million current
                                                                             debt. The company reported a debt to equity ratio of
                                                                             0.19 in 2010 as compared to its peers, The Home
                                                                             Depot, Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation and
                                                                             Staples, Inc., which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                             0.50, 0.20 and 0.38 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
      2.2.5        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking ....................................................................................................................................15
      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 .........................................................................................................................................
								
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