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St Ives plc (SIV) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


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Price $125.00
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Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Apr 15, 2011
Quick Overview
St Ives plc (SIV) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

St Ives plc (St Ives) is a UK-based company, engaged in providing diversified products and services to different customers. The company principally offers printed products and display solutions to retail and commercial markets. It also provides an array of marketing services and online solutions. The company's business is broadly categorized into two segments namely Media Products and Commercial Products. Its Media Products segment involves in production of books and magazines, distribution and logistics services. Its Commercial Products segment provides direct response and commercial printing, multimedia printing and packaging, point of sale for major retailers and brands, advertising materials for exhibitions and events, and data management services. It operates through a network of companies across the country. St Ives is headquartered in London, the UK.

This comprehensive SWOT profile of St Ives plc provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
St Ives plc - Key Facts 4
St Ives plc - Key Employees 5
St Ives plc - Key Employee Biographies 6
St Ives plc - Major Products and Services 7
St Ives plc - History 8
St Ives plc - Company Statement 9
St Ives plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 10
Head Office 10
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 10
Section 2 – Company Analysis 12
St Ives plc - Business Description 12
St Ives plc - SWOT Analysis 13
SWOT Analysis - Overview 13
St Ives plc - Strengths 13
Strength - Portfolio of Best Selling Books 13
Strength - Strong Network of Companies 13
Strength - Wide Service Portfolio 13
St Ives plc - Weaknesses 13
Weakness - Declining Financial Performance 13
St Ives plc - Opportunities 14
Opportunity - Key Investments 14
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 14
St Ives plc - Threats 14
Threat - Rising Counterfeit Books 14
Threat - Increasing Competition 14
Threat - Shift in Consumer Preference 14
St Ives plc - Key Competitors 15
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 16
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 16
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 16
Performance Chart 18
Financial Performance 18
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 20
St Ives plc, Recent Deals Summary 21
Section 4 – Appendix 22
Methodology 22
Ratio Definitions 22
About GlobalData 26
Contact Us 26
Disclaimer 26




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