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Sealy Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. ICD Research's "Sealy Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. ICD Research strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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									Sealy Corporation

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Sealy Corporation                                                                 Financial Snapshot

                                                                                  Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                   Sealy Drive, Trinity, 27370,United States of   The company reported revenues of US$1,219.47
Headquarters Address
                                   America                                        million during 2010, with a CAGR of -6.31% during
                                                                                  2006–2010. Its revenue grew at an annual rate of
Telephone                          + 1 336 8613500
                                                                                  3.82% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                                  company recorded an operating margin of 10.24%, as
Fax                                N/A                                            against 8.73% in 2009.

Website                            www.sealy.com
                                                                                  Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange      ZZ, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                4,848

Fiscal Year End                    November

Revenue (in US$ million)           1,219.47




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                          Weaknesses                                     Return on Equity

Control over SGA Expenses          High Dependence on Supplier

Strong Market Position             High Dependence on US Market                   Return on Equity

Wide Geographic Presence           Increasing Interest Expenses

Opportunities                      Threats

Expansion into Emerging Markets    Foreign Exchange Risk

Re-launch of the Website           Seasonality of Business

                                   Volatile Raw Material Prices




                                                                                  Liquidity Position

                                                                                  The company reported a current ratio of 1.95 in 2010,
                                                                                  as compared to its peers, Tempur-Pedic International
                                                                                  Inc., Select Comfort Corporation and Leggett & Platt,
                                                                                  Incorporated, which recorded current ratios of 1.86,
                                                                                  1.21 and 2.33 respectively. As of November 2010, the
                                                                                  company recorded cash and short-term investments
                                                                                  of worth US$109.25 million, against US$2.17 million
                                                                                  current debt. The company reported a debt to equity
                                                                                  ratio of -9.07 in 2010 as compared to its peers,
                                                                                  Tempur-Pedic International Inc., Select Comfort
                                                                                  Corporation and Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, which
                                                                                  recorded debt to equity ratios of 3.23, 0.00 and 0.52
                                                                                  respectively.




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Sealy Corporation - SWOT Profile                                                                                         Page 1
Sealy Corporation

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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
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 21
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 23
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................23
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................23
    4.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................23
    4.4       Opportunities ...........................................
								
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