Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Summary Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) is a music publishing company based in the US. It principally engages into recorded music and music publishing businesses worldwide. It acquires the best-known record labels in the music industry. The company markets and sells its music and DVD products through multiple retail and wholesale outlets including music specialty stores, general entertainment specialty stores, supermarkets, mass merchants and discounters, independent retailers, and other traditional retailers. Its operations are spanned across two business segments, namely Recorded Music and Music Publishing. This comprehensive SWOT profile of Warner Music Group Corp. 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. -

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									             Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                   Analysis Review

      Reference Code: GDMD34757FSA                                                                                      Publication Date: DEC 2010

      75 Rockefeller Plaza                       Phone              +1 212 2752000                       Revenue            3,176 (million USD)
      New York, NY                               Fax                                                     Net Profit         -143 (million USD)
      10019                                      Website            www.wmg.com                          Employees          3,400
                                                 Exchange           WMG [New York Stock                  Industry
      United States                                                                                                         Media
                                                                    Exchange]

      Company Overview
      Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) is a music publishing company based in the US. It principally engages into recorded music
      and music publishing businesses worldwide. It acquires the best-known record labels in the music industry. The company
      markets and sells its music and DVD products through multiple retail and wholesale outlets including music specialty stores,
      general entertainment specialty stores, supermarkets, mass merchants and discounters, independent retailers, and other
      traditional retailers. Its operations are spanned across two business segments, namely Recorded Music and Music Publishing.

      Key Executives                                                                  SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                   Title                     Warner Music Group Corp., SWOT Analysis
      Edgar Bronfman, Jr.                    Chairman                                 Strengths                  Weaknesses

      David H. Johnson                       Chairman, Warner/Chappell
                                                                                      Leadership in Digital              Declining Market Share in
                                             Music                                    Segment                            Sector
      Shelby W. Bonnie                       Director
      Richard Bressler                       Director                                 Music Publishing Business          Declining Operating Margin
      John P. Connaughton                    Director
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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                                                                                      Opportunities                      Threats
      Share Data
                                                                                      Digital Distribution and           Intense Competition
      Warner Music Group Corp.                                                        Emerging Technologies
       Share Price (USD) as on 17-Dec-2010                                   5.60                                        Copy Right Protection
                                                                            -0.96     Strategic Acquisitions
       EPS (USD)
       Market Cap (million USD)                                                 871

       Enterprise Value (million USD)                                      2,431      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Research, GlobalData
       Shares Outstanding (million)                                             155
       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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Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis                                                          Reference Code: GDMD34757FSA
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      Ta b le o f Co n te n ts
      Table of Contents ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
      List of Figures ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      Section 1 - About the Company ................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Key Employees ........................................................................................................................................................... 6
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Key Employee Biographies.......................................................................................................................................... 7
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Major Products and Services ....................................................................................................................................... 8
      Warner Music Group Corp. - History ......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Company Statement ...................................................................................................................................................11
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................................12
            Head Office .......................................................................................................................................................................................................12
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries .........................................................................................................................................................................12
      Section 2 – Company Analysis ................................................................................................................................................................................13
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Business Description ..................................................................................................................................................13
      Warner Music Group Corp. - Corporate Strategy .....................................................................................................................................................15
      Warner Music Group Corp. - SWOT Analysis ..........................................................................................................................................................16
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ...............................................................................................................................................................................16
            Warner Music Group Corp. - Strengths .............................................................................................................................................................16
                  Strength - Leadership in Digital Segment ....................................................................................................................................................16
                  Strength - Music Publishing Business .........................................................................................................................................................16
                  Strength - Low capital expenditure requirements ........................................................................................................................................16
            Warner Music Group Corp. - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................................16
                  Weakness - Declining Market Share in Sector ............................................................................................................................................16
                  Weakness - Declining Operating Margin .....................................................................................................................................................16
                  Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position .........................................................................................................................................................17
            Warner Music Group Corp. - Opportunities........................................................................................................................................................17
                  Opportunity - Digital Distribution and Emerging Technologies .....................................................................................................................17
                  Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions ............................................................................................................................................................17
                  Opportunity - New Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................................17
            Warner Music Group Corp. - Threats ................................................................................................................................................................17
                  Threat - Intense Competition.......................................................................................................................................................................17
                  Threat - Copy Right Protection ....................................................................................................................................................................18
                  Threat - Piracy ............................................................................................................................................................................................18
      Warner Music Group Corp. - 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 .............................................................................................................................................................
								
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