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Grafton Group plc (GN5) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Grafton Group plc (Grafton) is an Ireland-based company operating in the Merchanting, do-it-yourself (DIY) retailing and mortar manufacturing markets in the UK and Ireland. The company operates in three business segments namely, Merchanting, Retailing and Manufacturing. The Merchanting segment distributes building materials primarily to professional trades people engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects and also in residential and other new build construction from a network of 539 branches in the UK and Ireland. The Retailing segment operates DIY and home improvement business from a network of 40 stores that supplies a range of products for the home and garden mainly retail customers and kitchens retail business that trades from eight stores. The Manufacturing segment includes the manufacturing of dry mortar in Britain and plastics and windows manufacturing businesses in Ireland. The company operates a total of 598 trading locations, 489 in the UK, 100 in Ireland and nine in Belgium. Grafton is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The company focuses on building its strong market positions across its three businesses and to expand its operations to new markets and geographies through acquisition and organic development.

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									               Grafton Group plc (GN5) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                            Review
        Reference Code: GDCON29689FSA                                                                                         Publication Date: APR 2012

          Heron House, Corrig Road                           Phone              +353 1 2160600                  Revenue          2,053.80 (million EUR)
          Dublin                                             Fax                +353 1 2954470                  Net Profit       2.55 (million EUR)
          18                                                 Website            www.graftonplc.com              Employees        9,127
                                                                                GN5    [Irish        Stock
          Ireland                                            Exchange                                           Industry         Construction
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Grafton Group plc (Grafton) is an Ireland-based company operating in the Merchanting, do-it-yourself (DIY) retailing and mortar
       manufacturing markets in the UK and Ireland. The company operates in three business segments namely, Merchanting, Retailing
       and Manufacturing. The Merchanting segment distributes building materials primarily to professional trades people engaged in
       residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects and also in residential and other new build construction from a network
       of 539 branches in the UK and Ireland.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Grafton Group plc, SWOT Analysis
         Leo J. Martin                       Chief Operating Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Colm O Nuallain                     Director, Finance
                                                                                                                             Operational Performance
         Charles Rinn                        Group Financial Controller               Business Diversity
                                                                                                                             Increasing Exposure to Credit
         Gavin Slark                         Chief Executive Officer                  Strong Market Position
                                                                                                                             Risk
         Michael Chadwick                    Chairman
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Growth in Global Home                  Increasing Competitive
         Grafton Group plc                                                            Improvement Industry                   Pressures
        Share Price (EUR) as on 20-Apr-                                  3.25         Green Building Concept                 Slow Adoption of New Building
        2012                                                                                                                 Products
        EPS (EUR)                                                        0.01
        Market Cap (million EUR)                                         738         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million EUR)                                   974
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     232
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Apr 04, 2012         22 Organizations Sign Green Deal With DECC
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




Grafton Group plc (GN5) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis                                                              Reference Code: GDCON29689FSA
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Grafton Group plc - Key Facts ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
       Grafton Group plc - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Grafton Group plc - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................. 6
       Grafton Group plc - Major Products and Services .............................................................................................................................. 7
       Grafton Group plc - History................................................................................................................................................................. 8
       Grafton Group plc - Company Statement ........................................................................................................................................... 9
       Grafton Group plc - Locations And Subsidiaries............................................................................................................................... 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Grafton Group plc - Business Description ........................................................................................................................................ 15
       Grafton Group plc - Corporate Strategy............................................................................................................................................ 16
       Grafton Group plc - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................. 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Grafton Group plc - Strengths ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Business Diversity .................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Strong Market Position ............................................................................................................................................. 17
          Grafton Group plc - Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................. 17
             Weakness - Operational Performance ...................................................................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Increasing Exposure to Credit Risk ....................................................................................................................... 18
          Grafton Group plc - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Growth in Global Home Improvement Industry .................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Green Building Concept....................................................................................................................................... 18
          Grafton Group plc - Threats .......................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - Increasing Competitive Pressures ............................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - S
								
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