ANN INC. (ANN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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Ann Inc. (Ann), formerly AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, is a specialty retailer of women's apparel, shoes and accessories. The company’s stores provide a wide range of career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes and accessories. Its merchandise is developed by its in-house product design and development teams and is designed exclusively for AnnTaylor. Ann Inc. offers its products principally under Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. It operates 962 retail stores in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which include 277 Ann Taylor stores, 505 LOFT stores, 100 Ann Taylor Factory stores and 80 LOFT Outlet stores. The company also has online presence through its websites www.anntaylor.com and www.LOFT.com. Ann is headquartered in New York, the US.

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									                ANN INC. (ANN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDRT27329FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: AUG 2012

          7 Times Square                                     Phone              +1 212 5413300                  Revenue          2,212.5 (million USD)
          NEW YORK, NY                                       Fax                +1 302 6365454                  Net Profit       86.57 (million USD)
          10036                                              Website            anninc.com                      Employees        19,900 (Estimated)
                                                                                ANN [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Retailing
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Ann Inc. (Ann), formerly AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, is a specialty retailer of women's apparel, shoes and accessories. The
       company’s stores provide a wide range of career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes and accessories. Its
       merchandise is developed by its in-house product design and development teams and is designed exclusively for AnnTaylor. Ann
       Inc. offers its products principally under Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. It operates 962 retail stores in 46 states, the District of
       Columbia and Puerto Rico, which include 277 Ann Taylor stores, 505 LOFT stores, 100 Ann Taylor Factory stores and 80 LOFT
       Outlet stores.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      ANN INC., SWOT Analysis
         Kay Krill                           Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Ronald W. Hovsepian                 Chairman
                                                                                      Increased Profitability                Decline in Liquidity
         James J. Burke, Jr.                 Director
                                                                                      Operational Network
         Dale W. Hilpert                     Director
         Linda A. Huett                      Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Growth Prospects: Ecommerce Fast Changing Fashion Trends
       Share Data                                                                                                 and Pricing Pressure
                                                                                      Business Expansion
         ANN INC.
                                                                                                                  Entry Barriers to New Markets
        Share Price (USD) as on 24-Aug-                                34.99
        2012
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        EPS (USD)                                                        1.64        GlobalData
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       1,219
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 1,113
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       47
       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
       ANN INC. - Key Facts......................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       ANN INC. - Key Employees................................................................................................................................................................ 5
       ANN INC. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................................................. 6
       ANN INC. - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................................... 7
       ANN INC. - History ............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
       ANN INC. - Company Statement ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
       ANN INC. - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................................... 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 12
       ANN INC. - Business Description ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       ANN INC. - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................................. 13
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 13
          ANN INC. - Strengths.................................................................................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Increased Profitability ............................................................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Operational Network ................................................................................................................................................. 13
             Strength - Quality Management ................................................................................................................................................ 13
          ANN INC. - Weaknesses .............................................................................................................................................................. 13
             Weakness - Decline in Liquidity ................................................................................................................................................ 13
          ANN INC. - Opportunities.............................................................................................................................................................. 14
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Ecommerce ........................................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - Business Expansion ............................................................................................................................................ 14
             Opportunity - Brand Positioning ................................................................................................................................................ 14
          ANN INC. - Threats ....................................................................................................................................................................... 14
             Threat - Fast Changing Fashion Trends and Pricing Pressure ................................................................................................. 14
             Threat - Entry Barriers to New Markets ..................................................................................................................................... 15
             Threat - Highly Competitive Market ........................................................................................................................................... 15
       ANN INC. - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................................................ 16
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 17
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 17
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 17
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 
								
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