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									                 Next Plc (NXT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDRT31727FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: APR 2012

          Desford Road                                       Phone              +44 844 8448888                 Revenue          3,441.10 (million GBP)
          Enderby, ENG                                       Fax                +44 116 2848998                 Net Profit       474.90 (million GBP)
          LE19 4AT                                           Website            www.nextplc.co.uk               Employees        37,220
                                                                                NXT [London Stock
          United Kingdom                                     Exchange                                           Industry         Retailing
                                                                                Exchange (LON)]

       Company Overview
       NEXT plc (Next), along with its subsidiaries, operate retail stores in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The company sells quality
       fashion products and accessories for men, women and children along with a wide range of home products. The company
       distributes its products through four main channels, namely, Next Retail, Next Directory, NEXT Sourcing and Next International.
       The company operates a total of 536 retail stores in the UK. In addition to its stores, the company sells its merchandise in 48
       countries through a direct mail catalog and website.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Next Plc, SWOT Analysis
         Lord Wolfson                        Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         John Barton                         Chairman
                                                                                      Operational Efficiency                 Revenue Concentration: the UK
         Jonathan Dawson                     Director
                                                                                      Efficient Support Divisions            Increase in Trade Receivables
         Steve Barber                        Director
         Christine Cross                     Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Rising Demand for Online               Increasing Manpower Costs
       Share Data                                                                     Shopping
                                                                                                                             Highly Competitive Market
         Next Plc
                                                                                      Sourcing from Low Cost
        Share Price (GBP) as on 05-Apr-                                29.67          Countries
        2012
        EPS (GBP)                                                        2.51
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million GBP)                                       5,145         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million GBP)                                 5,748
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     168
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       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
       Next Plc - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Next Plc - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Next Plc - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................................ 6
       Next Plc - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................................. 7
       Next Plc - History................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
       Next Plc - Company Statement ........................................................................................................................................................ 10
       Next Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries.............................................................................................................................................. 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Next Plc - Business Description ....................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Next Plc - Corporate Strategy........................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Next Plc - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................................ 14
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 14
          Next Plc - Strengths ...................................................................................................................................................................... 14
             Strength - Operational Efficiency ............................................................................................................................................... 14
             Strength - Efficient Support Divisions ........................................................................................................................................ 14
             Strength - Store Network ........................................................................................................................................................... 14
          Next Plc - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................................................. 14
             Weakness - Revenue Concentration: the UK ............................................................................................................................ 14
             Weakness - Increase in Trade Receivables .............................................................................................................................. 15
          Next Plc - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................................ 15
             Opportunity - Rising Demand for Online Shopping ................................................................................................................... 15
             Opportunity - Sourcing from Low Cost Countries ...................................................................................................................... 15
             Opportunity - Strategic Investments .......................................................................................................................................... 15
          Next Plc - Threats ......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Threat - Increasing Manpower Costs ........................................................................................................................................ 15
             Threat - Highly Competitive Market ........................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Sluggish Global Econom
								
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