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Reed Elsevier PLC: SWOT Analysis &
Company Profile


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Published: Aug 2010




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Reed Elsevier PLC - Company Overview

Reed Elsevier PLC is a UK based professional information and online workflow solutions providing company. It provides
major information services across science and medical, legal and business sectors. Reed Elsevier has classified its
services offerings into four divisions, Elsevier, LexisNexis, Reed Exhibitions and Reed Business Information. The
company, through Elsevier, offers scientific and medical information to scientists and professionals, academic libraries,
corporations, and governments, the LexisNexis division provides legal and business information to law firms and
corporations. Reed Exhibitions division engages in organizing events and Reed Business Information division offers
business information and marketing solutions. The company offers its services through Science Direct, Scopus, Cell and
the Lancet brands. Reed Elsevier is headquartered in London, the UK.


Financial Performance

The company reported revenues of (British Pounds) GBP 3,212.00 million during the fiscal year ended December 2009,
an increase of 13.82% over 2008. The operating profit of the company was GBP 409.00 million during the fiscal year
2009, a decrease of 12.42% from 2008. The net profit of the company was GBP 208.00 million during the fiscal year
2009, a decrease of 17.79% from 2008.




Reed Elsevier PLC - Key Facts

Reed Elsevier PLC, Key Facts

                                  1-3 Strand, London, , WC2N
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock       REL (London Stock Exchange
Corporate Address:
                                  5JR, United Kingdom               Exchange                   (LON))



Telephone                         + 44 20 79307077                  No. of Employees           17,087



Fax                               + 44 20 71665799                  Financial Year End         December



URL                               www.reedelsevier.com              Revenue (in GBP Million)   3,212.00



Industry                          Media                             Revenue (in USD Million)   5,018.75


                                  Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Netherlands, Switzerland, United
Locations                         Kingdom, United States, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

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




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Reed Elsevier PLC - Business Description

Reed Elsevier (Reed Elsevier) is a publishing and professional information services company. It operates across various
sectors including Science, Medical, Legal, Risk Information and Analytics, and Business sectors. As of December 2009,
the company employed over 33,300 people.

The company operates through four segments, namely, Elsevier, LexisNexis, Reed Exhibitions, and Reed Business
Information.

The company, through Elsevier segment, provides scientific, technical and medical information and solutions. Its Elsevier
segment is operated through two business divisions, namely, Science & Technology and Health Sciences. The Science &
Technology business division is one of the leading global academic journal publishers in the world. Its customer base
comprises scientists, professionals, world’s libraries and corporations. It publishes more than 200,000 new research
articles in around 1,100 journals every year. ScienceDirect and Scopus are the two electronic solutions offered by this
segment. ScienceDirect is one of the largest database of medical, scientific and technical journals in the world, whereas
Scopus is the largest database of research literature.

The Health Sciences business division operates a network of nursing, health professions, medical publishing and
communications businesses along with electronic health care content delivery business. Some of the top products, brands
and inprints offered by this segment include Chabner’s Language of Medicine, Evolve, Gray’s Anatomy, Simulation
Learning System and The Lancet.

The company, through LexisNexis, provides legal, tax, regulatory, risk information and analytics, and business information
solutions. This segment offers Legal information products to law schools, law firms and practitioners, corporate and tax
counsel and federal, state and local governments in the US. Some of its major customers includes professional, corporate
and government customers worldwide.

Reed Exhibitions segment of the company engages in organizing trade events globally. As of December 2009, it had
business interests in 36 countries in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Currently, it holds a portfolio
of 450 events in 44 industry sectors including music & entertainment, pharmaceuticals, IT & telecommunications, energy,
and oil and gas, among others.

The company’s Reed Business Information segment is involved in providing information and marketing solutions to
businesses located in the US, the UK, Europe and Australia. It offers data analytics services, and publishes more than
200 business related magazines.

Geographically, the company operates in North America, the UK, the Netherlands, Rest of Europe and Rest of the World.

Recently, the company entered into an agreement with King Saud University to provide access to a series of scholarly
journals from Saudi Arabia. The company also acquired the assets of Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of
semantic technology and knowledge discovery software.




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Reed Elsevier PLC - Major Products and Services

Reed Elsevier PLC is a leading publisher and information services provider. Key products, services and brands of the
company include the following:

Reed Elsevier PLC, Major Products and Services
Products:

Magazines

Journals

Science and Medical Publication

Legal and Business Publication

Medical Journals

Services:

Events Organization

Brands:

Elsevier

Hot frog

The Lancet

Xpert HR

Totaljobs.com

Variety

New Scientist

Mipcom

Lexis.com
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Reed Elsevier PLC - History

Reed Elsevier PLC, History

    Year                   Event type                                               Description


                                                The company launched the online version of BrainNavigator, a neuroscience research
   2009      New Products/Services
                                                tool.


                                                The company acquired IDEX, Inc. a provider of expert witness content in the legal
   2008      Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers
                                                markets.


                                                
								
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