Foster's Group Ltd. - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					            Foster's Group Ltd. - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCPG29416FSA                                                                                         Publication Date: OCT 2012

          77 Southbank Boulevard                             Phone              +61 3 96332000                  Revenue          2,418.40 (million AUD)
          Southbank, VIC                                     Fax                +61 3 96332002                  Net Profit       -89 (million AUD)
          3006                                               Website            www.fostersgroup.com            Employees        2,239
                                                                                                                                 Consumer        Packaged
          Australia                                          Exchange                                           Industry
                                                                                                                                 Goods

       Company Overview
       Foster’s Group Ltd. (Foster's Group) is one of the leading companies in the branded alcohol beverage industry. It carries out the
       production and marketing of premium branded beer, wine, cider, spirits as well as non-alcoholic beverages. The company
       distributes its beer products under various brand names, such as Fosters Large, Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught, Crown Lager,
       Pure Blonde, Cascade Premium Lager, Cascade Premium Light, Carlton Cold, Carlton Sterling, Carlton Black, Melbourne Bitter,
       Cascade Blonde, Corona, Asahi and Stella Artois. Foster’s Group markets its portfolio of more than 100 premium brand products
       in over 45 countries across five continents.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Foster's Group Ltd., SWOT Analysis
         Ari Mervis                          Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Mike Walsh                          Director, Finance
                                                                                      Synergy through SABMiller plc Low Return on Equity
         Anton Van Heerden                   Director, Integration
                                                                                      Strong Brand Equity                    Weak Operational Performance
         Dan Last                            General Counsel
         Grant Peck                          Managing Director, Supply
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Standardization of Continuous          Stringent Government
       Share Data                                                                     Improvement Systems                    Regulations
         Foster's Group Ltd.
                                                                                      Market Potential: Beverage             Rise in Input Costs
        Share Price (AUD) as on 02-Dec-                                  5.38         Market
        2011
        EPS (AUD)                                                        0.54
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million AUD)                                      10,442         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million AUD)                                12,072
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                   1,941
       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
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Key Facts .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................................... 6
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................ 7
       Foster's Group Ltd. - History .............................................................................................................................................................. 8
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Company Statement ....................................................................................................................................... 10
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Locations And Subsidiaries............................................................................................................................. 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Business Description ...................................................................................................................................... 15
       Foster's Group Ltd. - SWOT Analysis............................................................................................................................................... 16
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Foster's Group Ltd. - Strengths ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Synergy through SABMiller plc ................................................................................................................................. 16
             Strength - Strong Brand Equity ................................................................................................................................................. 16
          Foster's Group Ltd. - Weaknesses................................................................................................................................................ 16
             Weakness - Low Return on Equity ............................................................................................................................................ 16
             Weakness - Weak Operational Performance ............................................................................................................................ 16
          Foster's Group Ltd. - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................................... 17
             Opportunity - Standardization of Continuous Improvement Systems ........................................................................................ 17
             Opportunity - Market Potential: Beverage Market ..................................................................................................................... 17
          Foster's Group Ltd. - Threats ........................................................................................................................................................ 17
             Threat - Stringent Government Regulations .............................................................................................................................. 17
             Threat - Rise in Input Costs....................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Threat - Intense Competition ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
       Foster's Group Ltd. - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................................. 19
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 20
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 20
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 20
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 24
       Section 4 – Appendix ....................................................................................................................................................................... 25
          Methodology ...........................................................................................................................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Foster’s Group Ltd. (Foster's Group) is one of the leading companies in the branded alcohol beverage industry. It carries out the production and marketing of premium branded beer, wine, cider, spirits as well as non-alcoholic beverages. The company distributes its beer products under various brand names, such as Fosters Large, Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught, Crown Lager, Pure Blonde, Cascade Premium Lager, Cascade Premium Light, Carlton Cold, Carlton Sterling, Carlton Black, Melbourne Bitter, Cascade Blonde, Corona, Asahi and Stella Artois. Foster’s Group markets its portfolio of more than 100 premium brand products in over 45 countries across five continents.
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