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DS Smith Plc (SMDS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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DS Smith Plc (DS Smith) is a supplier of recycled packaging products. The company along with its subsidiaries manufactures corrugated packaging products such as retail ready packaging products, transport packaging products, industrial packaging products, food contact packaging products, composite packaging products, luxury packaging products, cardboard pallet, and sheets and slipsheets. It also offers returnable transit packaging (RTP) products such as reusable container and pallet systems, extruded sheet, and bottle crates; and liquid packaging and dispensing (LP&D) products such as bags and taps for bag-in-box packaging systems. DS Smith offer products for several industrial domains including food and beverages, consumer good, pharmaceutical and healthcare, retail, automotive, chemicals, electronic and mechanical, e-commerce, and logistics domain among others. The company has operations in the UK, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Israel, Germany, New Zealand and , the US. The company is headquartered in Berkshire, the UK. The company focuses on inorganic expansion of its business as a key element of its business strategy, as recently the company acquired the packaging division of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (SCA Packaging) excluding its kraftliner assets business.

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									          DS Smith Plc (SMDS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDPP9780FSA                                                                                            Publication Date: JUL 2012

          Beech House, Whitebrook Park, 68
                                                             Phone              +44 1628 583400                 Revenue          1,969.40 (million GBP)
          Lower Cookham Road
          Maidenhead, Berkshire                              Fax                                                Net Profit       75.30 (million GBP)
          SL6 8XY                                            Website            www.dssmith.uk.com              Employees        22,000 (Estimated)
                                                                                SMDS [London Stock
          United Kingdom                                     Exchange                                           Industry         Paper and Packaging
                                                                                Exchange (LON)]

       Company Overview
       DS Smith Plc (DS Smith) is a supplier of recycled packaging products. The company along with its subsidiaries manufactures
       corrugated packaging products such as retail ready packaging products, transport packaging products, industrial packaging
       products, food contact packaging products, composite packaging products, luxury packaging products, cardboard pallet, and
       sheets and slipsheets. It also offers returnable transit packaging (RTP) products such as reusable container and pallet systems,
       extruded sheet, and bottle crates; and liquid packaging and dispensing (LP&D) products such as bags and taps for bag-in-box
       packaging systems.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      DS Smith Plc, SWOT Analysis
         Steve Dryden                        Director                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Miles Roberts                       Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                      Leading Market Position                Business Dependence: UK
         Philippe Mellier                    Director
                                                                                      Healthy Liquidity Position
         Christopher Bunker                  Director
         Gareth Davis                        Chairman
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Inorganic Growth Drivers               Global Economic Scenario
       Share Data
                                                                                      Key Business Initiatives               Intense Competitive Pressures
         DS Smith Plc
        Share Price (GBP) as on 17-Jul-                                  1.47
        2012                                                                         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        EPS (GBP)                                                        0.01
        Market Cap (million GBP)                                       1,407
        Enterprise Value (million GBP)                                 1,073
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     927
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
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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
       DS Smith Plc - Key Facts ................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       DS Smith Plc - Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................... 5
       DS Smith Plc - Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................................ 6
       DS Smith Plc - Major Products and Services ..................................................................................................................................... 7
       DS Smith Plc - History ........................................................................................................................................................................ 8
       DS Smith Plc - Company Statement ................................................................................................................................................ 10
       DS Smith Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries ...................................................................................................................................... 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       DS Smith Plc - Business Description................................................................................................................................................ 14
       DS Smith Plc - Corporate Strategy ................................................................................................................................................... 16
       DS Smith Plc - SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................................ 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          DS Smith Plc - Strengths .............................................................................................................................................................. 17
             Strength - Leading Market Position ........................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Healthy Liquidity Position.......................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Robust Manufacturing Base ..................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Increment in Sales .................................................................................................................................................... 17
          DS Smith Plc - Weaknesses ......................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Weakness - Business Dependence: UK.................................................................................................................................... 18
          DS Smith Plc - Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................ 18
             Opportunity - Inorganic Growth Drivers ..................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Key Business Initiatives ....................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Market Prospects ................................................................................................................................................. 19
          DS Smith Plc - Threats ................................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Threat - Global Economic Scenario........................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Intense Competitive Pressures .................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Business Challenges ................................................................................................................................................... 19
       DS Smith Plc - Key Competitors ....................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 22
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios....................................................................................................................................
								
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