Clas Ohlson AB Company Profile - Aug 06, 2011 by WrightReports

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Clas Ohlson AB is a Sweden-based company active within the consumer retail industry. Its product portfolio includes: wiring accessories, measuring instruments, chemicals, kitchen appliances, boating accessories and multimedia solutions, among others. The Company has 10,000 products in its range. The range is divided into five product areas: electrical, hardware, home, leisure and multimedia. Clas Ohlson AB is primarily engaged in the retail of household goods through a chain of retail stores located across Sweden, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom (UK) and China. The products sold as own-brand goods are Cotech, Cocraft, Coline and Exibel, among others. The Company does not have its own manufacturing and depends on suppliers from 30 countries. It also operates an online store and mail order catalog service. It is active through four wholly owned subsidiaries: Clas Ohlson AS in Norway, Clas Ohlson OY in Finland, Clas Ohlson Ltd in the UK and Clas Ohlson Ltd (Shanghai) in China.

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   Clas Ohlson AB
                                                                                        440 Wheelers Farms Road
                                                                                        Milford, CT 06461 U.S.A.


  COMPANY PROFILE
  Figures in Swedish Kronor

                                 Wright Quality Rating:CBA6                                 Key Data

   Clas Ohlson AB is a Sweden-based company active within the consumer retail               Ticker:
   industry. Its product portfolio includes: wiring accessories, measuring instruments,     CLAS-B
   chemicals, kitchen appliances, boating accessories and multimedia solutions, among
   others. The Company has 10,000 products in its range. The range is divided into five     2011 Sales:
   product areas: electrical, hardware, home, leisure and multimedia. Clas Ohlson AB is
                                                                                            5,828,000,000
   primarily engaged in the retail of household goods through a chain of retail stores
   located across Sweden, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom (UK) and China. The
   products sold as own-brand goods are Cotech, Cocraft, Coline and Exibel, among           Major Industry:
   others. The Company does not have its own manufacturing and depends on suppliers         Retailers
   from 30 countries. It also operates an online store and mail order catalog service. It
   is active through four wholly owned subsidiaries: Clas Ohlson AS in Norway, Clas         Sub Industry:
   Ohlson OY in Finland, Clas Ohlson Ltd in the UK and Clas Ohlson Ltd (Shanghai) in        Miscellaneous Retailers
   China.
                       Stock Chart                                  Officers                Country:
                                                                    Chairman                Sweden
                                                                  Anders Moberg
                                                                                     Currency:
                                                         President & Chief Executive
                                                                                     Swedish Kronor
                                                                 Klas Balkow

                                                                                            Fiscal Year Ends:
                                                              Chief Financial Officer
                                                                    Goran Melin             April

                                                                                            Employees
                                                                                            3,430

                                                                                            Exchanges:
                                                                                            STO

                                                                                            Share Type:
                                                                                            B Fri Aktie


            Stock Price (7/29/2011): 83.50                                                  Market Capitalization:
               Recent stock performance                                                     5,319,785,000
                  1 Week       -2.9%
                  4 Weeks      -8.2%                        
								
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