Guitar Center, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					                            Guitar Center, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDRT29809SA                                                                                          Publication Date: JAN 2013

          5795 Lindero Canyon Road                           Phone             +1 818 7358800                   Revenue         2,082.6 (million USD)
          Westlake Village, CA                               Fax                                                Net Profit      NA
          91362                                              Website           www.guitarcenter.com             Employees       7,335
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry        Retailing

       Company Overview
       Guitar Center, Inc.(Guitar Center) is a music product retailer. The company offers a broad range of guitars,bases, drums and
       percussion, amplifiers, keyboards, pro audio and recording equipment, DJ and live sound, and used and vintage equipment,
       among others. The company offers its product through its Guitar Center stores, and through its online website. Through Music &
       Arts stores, it offers band and orchestra instruments for sale and rental to college professors, teachers, band directors and
       students. The company 238 Guitar Center stores in 44 states, and 109 Music & Arts stores in 22 states of the US.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     Guitar Center, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Martin Hanaka                     Director                                Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Marty Albertson                   Chairman
                                                                                   Product Portfolio                    Substantial Debt Burden
         Jordan Hitch                      Director
                                                                                   Operational Network                  Decline in Profitability
         Matthew Levin                     Director
         Lew Klessel                       Director
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                   Opportunities                        Threats
        GlobalData
                                                                                   Growth Prospects: E-Retail           Competitive Landscape

        Key Competitors                                                            Business Expansion                   Changing Consumer
         Amazon.com, Inc.                                                                                               Preferences

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         Target Corporation                                                       Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

         Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
        Sweetwater Sound Inc.
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................ 6
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................. 7
       Guitar Center, Inc. - History ................................................................................................................................................................ 8
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Company Statement ........................................................................................................................................ 10
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries .............................................................................................................................. 15
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Business Description........................................................................................................................................ 16
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Corporate Strategy ........................................................................................................................................... 17
       Guitar Center, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................ 18
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Guitar Center, Inc. - Strengths ...................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Product Portfolio ....................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Operational Network ................................................................................................................................................. 18
          Guitar Center, Inc. - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Weakness - Substantial Debt Burden........................................................................................................................................ 19
             Weakness - Decline in Profitability ............................................................................................................................................ 19
          Guitar Center, Inc. - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................ 19
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects: E-Retail ................................................................................................................................. 19
             Opportunity - Business Expansion ............................................................................................................................................ 20
             Opportunity - Market Prospect .................................................................................................................................................. 20
          Guitar Center, Inc. - Threats ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Competitive Landscape ............................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences................................................................................................................................ 20
             Threat - Legal Issues................................................................................................................................................................. 21
       Guitar Center, Inc. - Key Competitors .............................................................................................................................................. 22
       Guitar Center, Inc., Recent Deals Summary .................................................................................................................................... 23
       Section 3 – Appendix ....................................................................................................................................................................... 24
          Methodology ................................................................................................................................................................................. 24
          About GlobalData ......................................................................................................................................................................... 24
          Contact Us .................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
          Disclaimer ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 24




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Description: Guitar Center, Inc.(Guitar Center) is a music product retailer. The company offers a broad range of guitars,bases, drums and percussion, amplifiers, keyboards, pro audio and recording equipment, DJ and live sound, and used and vintage equipment, among others. The company offers its product through its Guitar Center stores, and through its online website. Through Music & Arts stores, it offers band and orchestra instruments for sale and rental to college professors, teachers, band directors and students. The company 238 Guitar Center stores in 44 states, and 109 Music & Arts stores in 22 states of the US.
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