The McGraw Hill Companies Inc Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.                                                Financial Snapshot

                                                                               Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                      1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York,   The company reported revenues of US$6,168.33
Headquarters Address
                                      10020,United States of America           million during 2010, with a CAGR of -0.35% during
                                                                               2006–2010. Its revenue grew at an annual rate of
Telephone                             + 1 212 5122000
                                                                               3.64% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                               company recorded an operating margin of 23.04%, as
Fax                                   + 1 212 5123840                          against 21.10% in 2009.

Website                               www.mcgraw-hill.com
                                                                               Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         MHP, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                   21,077

Fiscal Year End                       December

Revenue (in US$ million)              6,168.33




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                             Weaknesses                               Return on Equity

Diversified Business Operations       Concentration in the US Region           The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                               37.46% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Pearson
                                                                               plc (Ticker: PSON), Scholastic Corporation (Ticker:
Efficient Use of Resources            Declining Market Share in Sector         SCHL) and Moody''s Corporation (Ticker: MCO),
                                                                               which recorded ROEs of 23.42%, 6.76% and 0.00%
Strong Operating Margin               Legal Proceedings                        respectively. The company reported an operating
                                                                               margin of 23.04% in 2010.
Opportunities                         Threats
                                                                               Return on Equity
Growing Importance of Credit Rating   Intellectual Property Risks

Increased Spending on Education
                                      Regulatory Procedures
Sector

Strategic Agreements                  Seasonality of Business




                                                                               Liquidity Position

                                                                               The company reported a current ratio of 1.23 in 2010,
                                                                               as compared to its peers, Pearson plc, Scholastic
                                                                               Corporation and Moody''s Corporation, which
                                                                               recorded current ratios of 1.86, 2.27 and 0.00
                                                                               respectively. As of December 2010, the company
                                                                               recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                               US$1,547.75 million, against zero current debt. The
                                                                               company reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.54 in
                                                                               2010 as compared to its peers, Pearson plc,
                                                                               Scholastic Corporation and Moody''s Corporation,
                                                                               which recorded debt to equity ratios of 0.42, 0.37 and
                                                                               0.00 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 ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................8
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................11
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       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     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 22
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 23
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................23
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................23
    4.3       Weaknesses ..............................................................................
				
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