HomeServe plc (HSV) - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review by GlobalData

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HomeServe plc (HomeServe) is a UK-based home maintenance services provider. The company principally offers emergency services and insured repair solutions to more than 4.7 million households throughout the UK, Continental Europe and the US. It markets and administers around 10.3 million home emergency and repair policies. HomeServe offers a wide range of services through partnership with insurance companies, utility and energy companies, which include home infrastructure and home goods; deployment of employed and subcontracted repairers; claims handling and several others. The company is headquartered in Walsall, the UK.

This comprehensive SWOT profile of HomeServe plc provides you an in-depth strategic analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including,

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations

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									               HomeServe plc (HSV) - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review

       Reference Code: GDBCS30058FSA                                                                                 Publication Date: AUG 2010

       Cable Drive                          Phone            +44 1922 426262                         Revenue            379 (million GBP)
       Walsall, ENG                         Fax              +44 1922 427904                         Net Profit         -35.31 (million GBP)
       WS2 7BN                              Website          www.homeserve.com                       Employees          3,254
                                            Exchange         HSV [London Stock Exchange              Industry           Business and Consumer
       United Kingdom
                                                             (LON)]                                                     Services

      Company Overview
       HomeServe plc (HomeServe) is a UK-based home maintenance services provider. The company principally offers emergency
       services and insured repair solutions to more than 4.7 million households throughout the UK, Continental Europe and the US. It
       markets and administers around 10.3 million home emergency and repair policies. HomeServe offers a wide range of services
       through partnership with insurance companies, utility and energy companies, which include home infrastructure and home goods;
       deployment of employed and subcontracted repairers; claims handling and several others. The company is headquartered in
       Walsall, the UK.

      Key Executives                                                              SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                  Title                  HomeServe plc, SWOT Analysis
      Richard Harpin                        Chief Executive Officer               Strengths                Weaknesses

      Martin Bennett                        Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                  Expanding Operating Margin         Increasing Debt
      Jon Florsheim                         Chief Executive Officer, UK
                                            Membership                            Efficient Use of Resources         Disposal of UK Emergency
      J.M. Barry Gibson                     Chairman                                                                 Services Business
      Andrew Sibbald                        Director
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research      Opportunities                      Threats
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      Share Data                                                                  Focus on Domeo Business            Impact of Challenging
                                                                                                                     Circumstances
      HomeServe plc
                                                                                  Acquisition of the Contract
       Share Price (GBP) as on 27-Aug-2010                                 4.60   Business                           Rising Manpower Costs in the
                                                                           1.11                                      UK
       EPS (GBP)
       Market Cap (million GBP)                                          1,499

       Enterprise Value (million GBP)                                    1,552
                                                                                  Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research
       Shares Outstanding (million)                                         329   GlobalData
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research
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      Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research
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HomeServe plc (HSV) - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review                                                               Reference Code: GDBCS30058FSA

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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
      HomeServe plc - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      HomeServe plc - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................................................................. 5
      HomeServe plc - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................................................ 6
      HomeServe plc - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................................................. 7
      HomeServe plc - History ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
      HomeServe plc - Company Statement......................................................................................................................................................................... 10
      HomeServe plc - Locations And Subsidiaries .............................................................................................................................................................. 12
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 12
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
      HomeServe plc - Business Description........................................................................................................................................................................ 13
      HomeServe plc - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
            HomeServe plc - Strengths.................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
                  Strength - Expanding Operating Margin.......................................................................................................................................................... 15
                  Strength - Efficient Use of Resources ............................................................................................................................................................. 15
                  Strength - Sound Relationship with Partners .................................................................................................................................................. 15
                  Strength - Increase in Policy and Customer Numbers .................................................................................................................................... 15
            HomeServe plc - Weaknesses .............................................................................................................................................................................. 15
                  Weakness - Increasing Debt ........................................................................................................................................................................... 15
                  Weakness - Disposal of UK Emergency Services Business........................................................................................................................... 15
            HomeServe plc - Opportunities.............................................................................................................................................................................. 16
                  Opportunity - Focus on Domeo Business ....................................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Opportunity - Acquisition of the Contract Business......................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Opportunity - Expanding Geographical Footprint............................................................................................................................................ 16
            HomeServe plc - Threats....................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Threat - Impact of Challenging Circumstances ............................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Threat - Rising Manpower Costs in the UK..................................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Threat - Intense Competition........................................................................................................................................................................... 16
      HomeServe plc - Key Competitors............................................................................................................................................................................... 18
      Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ........................................................................................................................................................................ 19
            Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios................................................................................................................................................................ 19
            Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios............................................................................................................................................................................ 19
            Performance Chart ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 21
            Financial Performance........................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
            Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios............................................................................................................................................................................ 22
            Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ................................
								
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