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Wolseley plc (WOS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Wolseley plc (Wolseley) is a distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors. It is also a leading supplier of building materials to the professional market. The company is principally engaged in the distribution of plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and building materials. In addition, Wolseley also distributes pipes, valves, fittings and waterworks. Wolseley operates through six reportable business segments, namely, the US, Canada, the UK, Nordic, France and Central and Eastern Europe.

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									           Wolseley plc (WOS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCON34243FSA                                                                                         Publication Date: FEB 2013

          Grafenauweg 10                                     Phone               +41 41 7232230                 Revenue          13,421 (million GBP)
          Zug, ZUG                                           Fax                 +41 41 7232231                 Net Profit       57 (million GBP)
          CH-6301                                            Website             www.wolseley.com               Employees        43,170
                                                                                 WOS [London Stock
          Switzerland                                        Exchange                                           Industry         Construction
                                                                                 Exchange (LON)]

       Company Overview
       Wolseley plc (Wolseley) is a distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors. It is also a leading supplier
       of building materials to the professional market. The company is principally engaged in the distribution of plumbing, heating,
       ventilation and air conditioning equipment and building materials. In addition, Wolseley also distributes pipes, valves, fittings and
       waterworks. Wolseley operates through six reportable business segments, namely, the US, Canada, the UK, Nordic, France and
       Central and Eastern Europe.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Wolseley plc, SWOT Analysis
         Ian Meakins                         Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Frank W Roach                       Chief Executive          Officer,
                                                                                      Broad Product Portfolio                Declining Market Share in
                                             North America
                                                                                                                             Sector
         John Martin                         Chief Financial Officer                  Wide Spread Geographical
                                                                                      Presence                               Divesture of Businesses
         Gareth Davis                        Chairman
         Andrew J Duff                       Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Construction Spending in Asia          Increasing Competition
       Share Data                                                                     Pacific Region
                                                                                                                             Slow Adoption of New Building
         Wolseley plc
                                                                                      Growth Prospects: Green                Products
        Share Price (GBP) as on 26-Feb-                                30.04          Building Materials
        2013
        EPS (GBP)                                                         NA
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million GBP)                                       8,231         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million GBP)                                 8,258
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     274
       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
       Wolseley plc - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Wolseley plc - Key Employees ........................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Wolseley plc - Key Employee Biographies ......................................................................................................................................... 6
       Wolseley plc - Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................... 7
       Wolseley plc - History ......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
       Wolseley plc - Company Statement ................................................................................................................................................. 11
       Wolseley plc - Locations And Subsidiaries ....................................................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Wolseley plc - Business Description................................................................................................................................................. 15
       Wolseley plc - SWOT Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Wolseley plc - Strengths ............................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Broad Product Portfolio ............................................................................................................................................ 17
             Strength - Wide Spread Geographical Presence ...................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Wide Customer Base ................................................................................................................................................ 17
          Wolseley plc - Weaknesses .......................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Weakness - Declining Market Share in Sector .......................................................................................................................... 18
             Weakness - Divesture of Businesses ........................................................................................................................................ 18
          Wolseley plc - Opportunities ......................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Construction Spending in Asia Pacific Region ..................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Green Building Materials ....................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Infrastructure Investments in Emerging Markets ................................................................................................. 19
          Wolseley plc - Threats .................................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Threat - Increasing Competition ................................................................................................................................................ 19
             Threat - Slow Adoption of New Building Products ..................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Lack of Awareness of the Price/Quality Tradeoff ......................................................................................................... 19
       Wolseley plc - Key Competitors........................................................................................................................................................ 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ............................................................
								
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