Delhaize Group: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Delhaize Group

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Delhaize Group                                                             Financial Snapshot

                                                                           Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                  Square Marie Curie 40, Brussels,         The company reported revenues of US$27,800.00
Headquarters Address
                                  1070,Belgium                             million during 2010, with a CAGR of 3.60% during
                                                                           2006–2010. Its revenue grew at an annual rate of
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                                                                           0.39% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                           company recorded an operating margin of 4.91%, as
Fax                               + 32 2 4122222                           against 4.72% in 2009.

Website                           www.delhaizegroup.com
                                                                           Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     DELB, Euronext Brussels

Number of Employees               138,600

Fiscal Year End                   December

Revenue (in US$ million)          27,800.00

Revenue (in EUR million)          20,850.00




SWOT Analysis                                                              Return on Equity

Strengths                         Weaknesses                               The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                           11.33% for 2010, as compared to its peers,
Dominant market position          High dependence on the US market         Koninklijke Ahold N.V. (Ticker: AH), Ruddick
                                                                           Corporation (Ticker: RDK) and The Kroger Co.
                                                                           (Ticker: KR), which recorded ROEs of 14.43%,
Growth in revenues                                                         12.55% and 1.44% respectively. The company
                                                                           reported a net profit margin of 4.91% in 2010.
Wide store network
                                                                           Return on Equity




Opportunities                     Threats

Ageing population in the US       Fierce competition

                                  Increasing production and distribution
Focus on low-cost formats
                                  costs

Growth in health awareness        Stringent regulations

Store brands gaining popularity
                                                                           Liquidity Position
Store renewals and expansions
                                                                           The company reported a current ratio of 1.29 in 2010,
                                                                           as compared to its peers, Koninklijke Ahold N.V.,
                                                                           Ruddick Corporation and The Kroger Co., which
                                                                           recorded current ratios of 1.27, 1.36 and 0.97
                                                                           respectively. As of December 2010, the company
                                                                           recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                           US$1,072.00 million, against US$129.33 million
                                                                           current debt. The company reported a debt to equity
                                                                           ratio of 0.55 in 2010 as compared to its peers,
                                                                           Koninklijke Ahold N.V., Ruddick Corporation and The
                                                                           Kroger Co., which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                           0.64, 0.35 and 1.66 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1     Company Overview .................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2     Business Description ...............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3     Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1     Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ...........................................7
    2.2     Key Financial Performance Indicators ...................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1        Revenue and Operating Profit .......................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2        Asset, Liabilities and Capex ..........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3        Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4        Operational Efficiency ....................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5        Solvency ........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.6        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking ....................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.1        Market Capitalization .....................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.2        Efficiency .......................................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.3        Capital Expenditure .......................................................................................................................................18
      2.3.4        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................19
      2.3.5        Turnover – Inventory and Asset ....................................................................................................................20
      2.3.6        Liquidity ..........................................................................................................................................................21
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 22
    3.1     M&A and Partnerships Strategy ............................................................................................................................22
4     Recent Developments ...................................................................................
				
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