WH Smith PLC : Retailing - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis

WH Smith PLC : Retailing - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis


Canadean's WH Smith PLC : Retailing - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, key facts, major products and services, SWOT analysis, business description, company history, key competitors, financial analysis, recent developments, key employees as well as company locations and subsidiaries.


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The profile also contains information on business operations, company history, major products and services, key employees, and locations and subsidiaries.

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Key Highlights

WH Smith Plc (WH Smith) is a retailer involved in selling books, newspapers, magazines, confectionery, greeting cards, music, video and multimedia games. The company operates its business under two divisions: Travel and High Street. Its Travel shops and High Street stores are located at high streets, airports, train stations, motorway service areas, bus stations and hospitals. In addition, the company retails merchandise through e-commerce websites: www.whsmith.co.uk, www.hsmithentertainment.co.uk www.funkypigeon.com and www.funkypigeon.ie. Geographically, the company's operations are spread across Europe, the Middle East, Australia, South-East Asia and India. WH Smith is headquartered in London, the UK.

1 WH Smith PLC
2 WH Smith PLC - Key Employees
3 WH Smith PLC - Key Employees Biographies
4 WH Smith PLC - Major Products and Services
5 WH Smith PLC - History
6 WH Smith PLC - Company Statement
7 WH Smith PLC - Locations and Subsidiaries
7.1 WH Smith PLC - Head Office
7.2 WH Smith PLC - Other Locations and Subsidiaries
8 WH Smith PLC - Business Analysis
8.1 WH Smith PLC - Company Overview
8.2 WH Smith PLC - Business Description
9 WH Smith PLC - SWOT Analysis
9.1 WH Smith PLC - SWOT Analysis - Overview
9.2 WH Smith PLC - Strengths
9.2.1 Strength - Multiple Channel Selling Strategy
9.2.2 Strength - Strong Retail Store Operations
9.2.3 Strength - Improving Profitability
9.3 WH Smith PLC - Weaknesses
9.3.1 Weakness - Strong Market Position
9.3.2 Weakness - Limited Geographic Focus
9.3.3 Weakness - Weak Liquidity Position
9.4 WH Smith PLC - Opportunities
9.4.1 Opportunity - Organic Growth
9.4.2 Opportunity - Expanding Retail Market in the UK
9.4.3 Opportunity - Positive Outlook for European Travel and Tourism Industry
9.5 WH Smith PLC - Threats
9.5.1 Threat - Increase in Manpower Cost in the UK
9.5.2 Threat - Currency Fluctuations
9.5.3 Threat - Expansion by Competitor
10 WH Smith PLC - Company Financial Analysis
10.1 WH Smith PLC - Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators
11 WH Smith PLC - Interim ratios
11.1.1 WH Smith PLC - Financial ratios: Capital Market Ratios
11.2 WH Smith PLC - Financial Performance and Ratio Charts
11.2.1 WH Smith PLC - Revenue and Operating margin
11.2.2 WH Smith PLC - Asset and Liabilities
11.2.3 WH Smith PLC - Solvency
11.2.4 WH Smith PLC - Valuation
11.3 WH Smith PLC - Key Competitors
12 WH Smith PLC - Recent Developments
13 Appendix
13.1 Methodology
13.2 WH Smith PLC - Ratio Definitions
13.3 Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: WH Smith PLC - Key Employees
Table 2: WH Smith PLC - Key Employees Biographies
Table 3: WH Smith PLC - Major Products and Services
Table 4: WH Smith PLC - History
Table 5: WH Smith PLC - Subsidiaries
Table 6: WH Smith PLC - Annual ratios
Table 7: WH Smith PLC - Interim ratios
Table 8: WH Smith PLC - Capital Market Ratios
List of Figures
Figure 1: WH Smith PLC - Revenue and Operating Profit
Figure 2: WH Smith PLC - Financial Position
Figure 3: WH Smith PLC - Solvency
Figure 4: WH Smith PLC - Valuation

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