Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (HVN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					        Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (HVN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                 Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDRT29899FSA                                                                                         Publication Date: JAN 2013

          A-1 Richmond Road, Homebush                                                                                                 1,407.34        (million
                                                     Phone             +61 2 92016111                                Revenue
          West                                                                                                                        AUD)
                                                                                                                                      172.47          (million
          Sydney, NSW                                Fax               +61 2 92016250                                Net Profit
                                                                                                                                      AUD)
          2140                                       Website           www.harveynormanholdings.com.au               Employees        4,937
                                                                       HVN [Australian Stock Exchange
          Australia                                  Exchange                                                        Industry         Retailing
                                                                       (Sydney)]

       Company Overview
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (Harvey) is a franchisor with integrated retail, franchise, property and digital operation. The
       company offers home and office products in several categories, including electrical, computers & communications, home
       improvements, small appliances, furniture, bedding & Manchester, and lighting and carpet & flooring among others. The company
       has a network of franchised complexes under Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne store brands in Australia. It also
       maintains a network of company owned stores in New Zealand, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland, Singapore and Malaysia, which
       operates under Harvey Norman and Norman Ross brands.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Harvey Norman Holdings Limited, SWOT Analysis
         Kay Lesley Page                     Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                            Weaknesses
         John Evyn Slack-Smith               Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                      Extensive Network of Stores          Decline in Profitability
         Chris Mentis                        Chief Information Officer                and Franchised Complex
         Gerald Harvey                       Chairman
                                                                                      Broad Product Range
         David Matthew Ackery                Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                        Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Business Expansion and               Global Economic Scenario
         Harvey Norman Holdings Limited                                               Restructuring Initiatives
                                                                                                                           Competitive Environment
        Share Price (AUD) as on 15-Jan-                                  1.90         Growth Prospects: Online
        2013                                                                          Retail
        EPS (AUD)                                                        0.16
        Market Cap (million AUD)                                       2,018         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million AUD)                                 2,668
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                   1,062
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Jun 18, 2012         Westinghouse Solar And CBD Energy Receive
                                                                                                           5 MW Order From Harvey Norman
                                                                                                           Commercial Division
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (HVN) - Financial and Strategic                                                                Reference Code: GDRT29899FSA
SWOT Analysis Review
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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
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................... 4
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Key Employees ........................................................................................................................... 5
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Key Employee Biographies ......................................................................................................... 6
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................... 7
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - History......................................................................................................................................... 9
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Company Statement ................................................................................................................. 11
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries....................................................................................................... 16
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Business Description ................................................................................................................ 17
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Corporate Strategy ................................................................................................................... 19
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - SWOT Analysis ......................................................................................................................... 20
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 20
          Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Strengths ............................................................................................................................... 20
             Strength - Extensive Network of Stores and Franchised Complex ............................................................................................ 20
             Strength - Broad Product Range ............................................................................................................................................... 20
             Strength - Integrated Business Operations ............................................................................................................................... 20
          Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Weaknesses .......................................................................................................................... 21
             Weakness - Decline in Profitability ............................................................................................................................................ 21
          Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Opportunities ......................................................................................................................... 21
             Opportunity - Business Expansion and Restructuring Initiatives ............................................................................................... 21
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Online Retail.......................................................................................................................... 21
          Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Threats .................................................................................................................................. 22
             Threat - Global Economic Scenario........................................................................................................................................... 22
             Threat - Competitive Environment ............................................................................................................................................. 22
             Threat - Business Challenges ................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Harvey Norman Holdings Limited - Key Competitors ....................................................................................................................... 23
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios .....................................................................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (Harvey) is a franchisor with integrated retail, franchise, property and digital operation. The company offers home and office products in several categories, including electrical, computers & communications, home improvements, small appliances, furniture, bedding & Manchester, and lighting and carpet & flooring among others. The company has a network of franchised complexes under Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne store brands in Australia. It also maintains a network of company owned stores in New Zealand, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland, Singapore and Malaysia, which operates under Harvey Norman and Norman Ross brands.
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