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									              Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (CQB) - Financial and Strategic
                                   SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCPG28277FSA                                                                                         Publication Date: AUG 2012

          250 EAST FIFTH STREET                              Phone              +1 513 7848000                  Revenue          3,139.3 (million USD)
          CINCINNATI, OH                                     Fax                +1 513 7848030                  Net Profit       56.84 (million USD)
          45202                                              Website            www.chiquita.com                Employees        21,000
                                                                                CQB [New York Stock                              Consumer        Packaged
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry
                                                                                Exchange]                                        Goods

       Company Overview
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (Chiquita Brands) is a marketer and distributor of bananas, healthy snacks and salads. The
       company sources its produce from Latin American countries such as Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica. The company’s product line
       consists of pineapples, avocados and melons, natural fruit ingredients, fruit chips, bites, vegetables and green salads. The
       company markets and distributes its products under brands such as Chiquita and Fresh Express. Chiquita operates its business
       in three segments namely, Bananas; Salads and Healthy Snacks; and Other Produce. Its offers products in around 70 countries
       of Central America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Chiquita Brands International, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Fernando Aguirre                    Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Kerrii B. Anderson                  Director
                                                                                                                             Limited Liquidity Position
         Jaime Serra                         Director                                 Strong Foothold in the Market
                                                                                                                             Declining Financial
         Steven P. Stanbrook                 Director                                 Vertical Integration
                                                                                                                             Performance
         Howard W. Barker, Jr.               Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Growth Potential in the                Adverse Weather and Crop
         Chiquita Brands International, Inc.                                          Restaurant Industry                    Conditions
        Share Price (USD) as on 03-Aug-                                  5.07         Growing World for Organic              Government Regulations
        2012                                                                          Food Products
        EPS (USD)                                                        1.23
        Market Cap (million USD)                                         216         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                   746
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       46
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Nov 29, 2011         Chiquita   To      Consolidate            Corporate
                                                                                                           Headquarters In Charlotte, US
                                                                                      Nov 03, 2011         Chiquita Reports Revenues Of $723m In Q3
                                                                                                           2011
                                                                                      Aug 24, 2011         Chiquita Joins USDA As National Strategic
                                                                                                           Partner For MyPlate Program
                                                                                      Aug 03, 2011         Chiquita Reports Revenues Of $870m In Q2
                                                                                                           2011
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
       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
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................. 4
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Key Employees ......................................................................................................................... 5
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................... 6
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Major Products and Services..................................................................................................... 7
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - History ....................................................................................................................................... 8
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Company Statement ................................................................................................................ 10
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................... 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Business Description ............................................................................................................... 14
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Corporate Strategy .................................................................................................................. 15
       Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ....................................................................................................................... 16
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Strengths ............................................................................................................................. 16
             Strength - Strong Foothold in the Market .................................................................................................................................. 16
             Strength - Vertical Integration.................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Business Partnerships .............................................................................................................................................. 16
          Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................ 16
             Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position ....................................................................................................................................... 16
             Weakness - Declining Financial Performance ........................................................................................................................... 17
          Chiquita Brands International, Inc. - Opportunities ....................................................................................................................... 17
             Opportunity - Growth Potential in the Restaurant Industry ........................................................................................................ 17
             Opportunity - Growing World for Organic Food Products .......................................................................................................... 17
             Opportunity - Import Regulation ................................................................................................................................................ 17
  
								
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