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									          Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                          Review
        Reference Code: GDRT33952FSA                                                                                           Publication Date: MAY 2012

          5000 South Broad St                              Phone             +1 215 4545500                         Revenue         2,473.8 (million USD)
          Philadelphia, PA                                 Fax               +1 215 5681549                         Net Profit      185.25 (million USD)
          19112-1495                                       Website           www.urbanoutfittersinc.com             Employees       6,970
          United States                                    Exchange          URBN [NASDAQ]                          Industry        Retailing

       Company Overview
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Urban Outfitters) is a US-based lifestyle specialty retail company. The company operates specialty retail
       stores under brands such as Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Terrain, Leifsdottir, BHLDN and Free People. Its product portfolio
       consists of fashion apparel, footwear, accessories, gifts and decorative items, furniture, books, candles and novelties, pillows and
       shower curtains, rugs, lighting and antiques, table top items, and bedding products. The company operates 429 stores across the
       US, Canada and Europe. The company also markets its products directly to consumers through its e-commerce websites and
       catalogs.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Urban Outfitters, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Richard A. Hayne                    Chairman                                 Strengths                             Weaknesses
         Scott A. Belair                     Director
                                                                                                                            Declining Operational
         Harry S. Cherken, Jr.               Director                                 Multiple Retail Formats
                                                                                                                            Performance
         Joel S. Lawson III                  Director                                 Target Brand Offering
                                                                                                                            Limited Liquidity
         Robert H. Strouse                   Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                         Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Expansion Strategy                    Fast Changing Fashion Trends
         Urban Outfitters, Inc.                                                                                             and Pricing Pressure
                                                                                      Growing Opportunities in e-
        Share Price (USD) as on 15-                                    26.74          retailing                             Channel Switching
        May-2012
        EPS (USD)                                                        1.19
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       4,007         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 3,862
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     145
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




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




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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
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Key Facts ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Key Employees .............................................................................................................................................. 5
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................................ 6
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Major Products and Services ......................................................................................................................... 7
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - History ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Company Statement....................................................................................................................................... 9
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries .......................................................................................................................... 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Business Description .................................................................................................................................... 15
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................ 16
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Strengths .................................................................................................................................................. 16
             Strength - Multiple Retail Formats ............................................................................................................................................. 16
             Strength - Target Brand Offering ............................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Global Sourcing Strategy .......................................................................................................................................... 16
          Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................. 17
             Weakness - Declining Operational Performance ....................................................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Limited Liquidity..................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................................ 17
             Opportunity - Expansion Strategy ............................................................................................................................................. 17
             Opportunity - Growing Opportunities in e-retailing .................................................................................................................... 17
             Opportunity - Emerging Markets Providing Ladder for Growth .................................................................................................. 18
          Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Threats ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - Fast Changing Fashion Trends and Pricing Pressure ................................................................................................. 18
             Threat - Channel Switching ....................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - Rising Competition in Teen Apparel Market................................................................................................................. 18
             Threat - Growing Counterfeit Products ...................................................................................................................................... 18
       Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Key Competitors ........................................................................................................................................... 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Performance Chart ...........................................................................................................................................................................
								
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