Howden Joinery Group Plc (HWDN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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									             Howden Joinery Group Plc (HWDN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                   Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDRT29513FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: JUL 2012

          International House, 1st Floor                Phone            +44 870 6075093                            Revenue          853.80 (million GBP)
          London, ENG                                   Fax              +44 20 89135181                            Net Profit       73.30 (million GBP)
          W1U 4JT                                       Website          www.howdenjoinerygroupplc.com              Employees        6,276
                                                                         HWDN [London Stock Exchange
          United Kingdom                                Exchange                                                    Industry         Retailing
                                                                         (LON)]

       Company Overview
       Howden Joinery Group Plc (Howden Joinery), formerly known as Galiform plc, is one of the leading suppliers of kitchens and
       joinery products in the UK. Along with its subsidiaries, the company serves more than 250,000 registered customers across the
       UK and France. Howden Joinery carries out procurement, production, sale, and distribution of kitchens and joinery products to
       local builders and trade customers. The company principally supplies rigid cabinets, ready to install from stock, to local builders at
       low prices. The company operates a total of 509 depots and two factories in the UK. In addition, the company operates a fleet of
       104 trucks.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Howden Joinery Group Plc, SWOT Analysis
         Matthew Ingle                       Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Mark Robson                         Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                      Strong Operational                   Dependence on the UK
         Will Samuel                         Chairman                                 Performance
         Angus Cockburn                      Director
                                                                                      Extensive Distribution Network
         Michael Wemms                       Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                        Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Growth in Home Improvement           Rising Manpower Costs
         Howden Joinery Group Plc                                                     Industry
                                                                                                                           Highly Competitive Market
        Share Price (GBP) as on 02-Jul-                                  1.29         Depot Expansion Program
        2012
        EPS (GBP)                                                        0.13
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million GBP)                                         792         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million GBP)                                   735
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     634
       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
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Key Facts .............................................................................................................................................. 4
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Key Employees ..................................................................................................................................... 5
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................... 6
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Major Products and Services ................................................................................................................ 7
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - History .................................................................................................................................................. 8
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Company Statement ............................................................................................................................. 9
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries ................................................................................................................ 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Business Description .......................................................................................................................... 12
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - SWOT Analysis................................................................................................................................... 13
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Howden Joinery Group Plc - Strengths ......................................................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Strong Operational Performance .............................................................................................................................. 13
             Strength - Extensive Distribution Network ................................................................................................................................. 13
             Strength - Operational Efficiency ............................................................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Increasing Liquidity ................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Howden Joinery Group Plc - Weaknesses.................................................................................................................................... 14
             Weakness - Dependence on the UK ......................................................................................................................................... 14
          Howden Joinery Group Plc - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - Growth in Home Improvement Industry ............................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - Depot Expansion Program................................................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - 2012 Olympic Games in the UK .......................................................................................................................... 14
          Howden Joinery Group Plc - Threats ............................................................................................................................................ 14
             Threat - Rising Manpower Costs ............................................................................................................................................... 14
             Threat - Highly Competitive Market ........................................................................................................................................... 14
             Threat - Economic Downturn..................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Howden Joinery Group Plc - Key Competitors ................................................................................................................................. 16
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ...................
								
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