Shopper’s Stop Ltd.: Retailing Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report by Canadean

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									Shopper’s Stop Ltd.

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Shopper’s Stop Ltd.                                                         Financial Snapshot

                                                                            Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                       B Wing, Eureka Towers, Mumbai, 400   The company reported revenue of US$487.02 million
Headquarters Address
                                       064,India                            during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The company's
                                                                            revenue grew at a CAGR of 24.41% during 2007–
Telephone                              + 91 22 28447337
                                                                            2011, with an annual growth of 53.41% over 2010. In
                                                                            2011, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                    + 91 22 28808877                     2.55%, as against 3.58% in 2010.

Website                                www.shoppersstop.com
                                                                            Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          532638, Bombay Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                    4,317

Fiscal Year End                        March

Revenue (in US$ million)               487.02

Revenue (in INR million)               22,373.58




SWOT Analysis                                                               Return on Equity

Strengths                              Weaknesses                           The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                            8.62% for the fiscal year 2011, as compared to its
Strong financial performance           Increase in debt obligations         peers, Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd. (Ticker: 523574),
                                                                            Trent Limited (Ticker: 500251) and Koutons Retail
                                                                            India Limited (Ticker: KOUTONS), which recorded
Strong supply chain                    Limited geographic presence          ROEs of 4.50%, 0.75% and -115.00% respectively.
                                                                            Furthermore, the company reported an operating
Wide product portfolio                                                      margin of 2.55% in 2011.


Opportunities                          Threats                              Return on Equity

Favorable Indian demographics          Government regulations

Growth potential in emerging markets   Rising manpower costs

Strong business outlook




                                                                            Liquidity Position

                                                                            The company reported a current ratio of 1.31 in 2011,
                                                                            as compared to its peers, Pantaloon Retail (India)
                                                                            Ltd., Trent Limited and Koutons Retail India Limited,
                                                                            which recorded current ratios of 3.28, 1.98 and 2.68
                                                                            respectively. As of March 2011, the company
                                                                            recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                            US$3.91 million, against zero current debt. The
                                                                            company reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.50 in
                                                                            2011 as compared to its peers, Pantaloon Retail
                                                                            (India) Ltd., Trent Limited and Koutons Retail India
                                                                            Limited, which recorded debt to equity ratios of 2.76,
                                                                            0.42 and 3.01 respectively.




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Shopper’s Stop Ltd. - SWOT Profile                                                                                  Page 1
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