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									        Loblaw Companies Limited (L) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                       Review
        Reference Code: GDRT31031FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: JAN 2013

          1 President's Choice Circle                        Phone              +1 905 4592500                  Revenue          31,250 (million CAD)
          Brampton, ON                                       Fax                +1 905 8612206                  Net Profit       769 (million CAD)
          L6Y 5S5                                            Website            www.loblaw.ca                   Employees        135,000 (Estimated)
                                                                                L    [Toronto        Stock
          Canada                                             Exchange                                           Industry         Retailing
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw), a holding company, is a food retailer. The company provides drugstore, general
       merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw operates over 584 corporate stores and 462 franchised stores under 22
       different banners. Its financial services include a retail loyalty program, credit card services, insurance brokerage services,
       deposit taking services, telecommunication services, and personal banking services.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Loblaw Companies Limited, SWOT Analysis
         Gordon A.M. Currie                  Chief Legal Officer                      Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Galen G. Weston                     Chairman
                                                                                      Robust Retail Operations               Weak Sales Growth
         Paul M. Beeston                     Director
                                                                                      Strong Control Label Program           Product Recalls
         Anthony S. Fell                     Director, Corporate
         Anthony R. Graham                   Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
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                                                                                      Business Restructuring and             Intense Competition
       Share Data                                                                     Expansion Initiatives
                                                                                                                             Key Business Challenges
         Loblaw Companies Limited
                                                                                      Product Portfolio Expansion
        Share Price (CAD) as on 15-Jan-                                40.99
        2013
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        EPS (CAD)                                                        2.71        GlobalData
        Market Cap (million CAD)                                      11,537
        Enterprise Value (million CAD)                                17,507
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     281
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
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       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
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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
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Key Facts ............................................................................................................................................. 4
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................... 5
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Key Employee Biographies .................................................................................................................. 6
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Major Products and Services................................................................................................................ 7
       Loblaw Companies Limited - History .................................................................................................................................................. 9
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Company Statement........................................................................................................................... 12
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries ................................................................................................................ 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Business Description .......................................................................................................................... 14
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Corporate Strategy ............................................................................................................................. 16
       Loblaw Companies Limited - SWOT Analysis .................................................................................................................................. 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Loblaw Companies Limited - Strengths ........................................................................................................................................ 17
             Strength - Robust Retail Operations.......................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Strong Control Label Program .................................................................................................................................. 17
          Loblaw Companies Limited - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Weak Sales Growth ............................................................................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Product Recalls ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Loblaw Companies Limited - Opportunities .................................................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Business Restructuring and Expansion Initiatives ............................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Product Portfolio Expansion ................................................................................................................................ 18
             Opportunity - Industry Prospects ............................................................................................................................................... 18
          Loblaw Companies Limited - Threats............................................................................................................................................ 19
             Threat - Intense Competition ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Key Business Challenges ............................................................................................................................................ 19
             Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences................................................................................................................................ 19
       Loblaw Companies Limited - Key Competitors ................................................................................................................................. 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 24
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 25
       Loblaw Companies Limited, Recent Deals Summary..............................................................................................................
								
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