Lagardere SCA: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Lagardere SCA

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Lagardere SCA                                                                Financial Snapshot

                                                                             Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                                                             The company reported revenues of US$11,118.67
Headquarters Address              4, rue de Presbourg, Paris, 75016,France
                                                                             million during 2010, with a CARC of 1.50% during
                                                                             2006–2010. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
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                                                                             3.42% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                             company recorded an operating margin of 4.11%, as
Fax                               + 33 1 40692272                            against 4.45% in 2009.

Website                           www.lagardere.com
                                                                             Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     MMB, Euronext Paris

Number of Employees               28,510

Fiscal Year End                   December

Revenue (in US$ million)          11,118.67

Revenue (in EUR million)          8,339.00




SWOT Analysis                                                                Return on Equity

Strengths                         Weaknesses                                 The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                             4.19% for 2010, as compared to its peers,
Diversified business operations   Limited liquidity position                 ProSiebenSat.1     Media    AG    (Ticker:  PSM),
                                                                             Bertelsmann AG (Ticker: BTG4) and Storyboard
                                                                             Assets plc (Ticker: STYP), which recorded ROEs of
Inorganic growth strategy         Weak performance of a segment              30.74%, 8.77% and -13.20% respectively. The
                                                                             company reported a net profit margin of 4.11% in
Strong market position                                                       2010.


Opportunities                     Threats                                    Return on Equity

                                  Changes in consumer purchasing
Growing global defense market
                                  habits

New contract wins                 Seasonality of the business

Strategic agreements




                                                                             Liquidity Position

                                                                             The company reported a current ratio of 0.87 in 2010,
                                                                             as compared to its peers, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG,
                                                                             Bertelsmann AG and Storyboard Assets plc, which
                                                                             recorded current ratios of 1.18, 1.34 and 5.74
                                                                             respectively. As of December 2010, the company
                                                                             recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                             US$962.67 million, against US$721.33 million current
                                                                             debt. The company reported a debt to equity ratio of
                                                                             0.64 in 2010 as compared to its peers,
                                                                             ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, Bertelsmann AG and
                                                                             Storyboard Assets plc, which recorded debt to equity
                                                                             ratios of 3.81, 0.72 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       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................15
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................16
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.2       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................19
      2.3.3       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................20
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ..........................................
				
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