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About Advisory Board Co.
The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and installation support and management and advisory services to the health care and education industries.
The companys membership includes health care and education institutions in the United States, including The Cleveland Clinic, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Its membership also includes pharmaceutical and biotech companies, health care insurers, and medical device companies, such as Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The companys installation support and management and advisory services programs assist member institutions efforts to adopt and implement best practices to improve their own performance.
As of March 31, 2010, the companys membership consisted of approximately 2,985 members composed of primarily hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies, as well as health care insurers, medical device and supply companies, and colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.
Programs and Services
The company offers 45 distinct membership programs in 3 key areas, including best practices research, which are focused on identifying best-demonstrated management practices; business intelligence and software tools, which allow members to pair their own operational data with the best practices insights from its research; and installation support and management and advisory services, which assist member institutions efforts to adopt and implement best practices to improve their own performance.
The company focuses its members senior management on important problems by providing an analysis of best practices used by organizations to solve those problems, and by providing tools and services to accelerate the adoption of best practices with in its member institutions. In 2010, the company published approximately 44 new best practices research reports, performed approximately 195 member meetings and 2,200 on-site seminars to approximately 2,000 member organizations reaching approximately 40,000 executive and managerial participants, produced approximately 1,300 customized research reports, served approximately 30,000 users via Web-based business intelligence and software tools, and provided content to approximately 85,000 registered users via its password-protected Web site and email.
The company has introduced programs through acquisitions, Southwind Health Partners, L.L.C. and Southwind Navigator LLC, which expands its physician alignment product offerings, and Concuity Services, Inc., which supplements its revenue-cycle program offerings.
The companys programs may include best practices research studies, executive education, proprietary content databases and online tools, daily online executive briefings, original executive inquiry service, business intelligence and software tools, management and advisory services, and best practices installation support.
Best Practices Research Programs
Each of its 21 best practices research programs is targeted at a specific member executive, addressing specific operational issues, and management concerns for the respective constituent each year. Each program includes access to studies, executive education, proprietary databases and online services, and executive briefings. In 2010, the company published approximately 44 best practices research studies. The company designs each study and module to present the conclusions and supporting best practices in a graphical format, enabling the intended audience to assimilate the 100 to 250 pages of research content.
In addition to its research studies, the company also delivers an executive education curriculum based on its proprietary research to member institutions nationwide through two channels, general membership meetings and presentations conducted on-site at member organizations. In both settings, the company uses interactive discussions to provide a deeper understanding and facilitate practical application of the best prac
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1. ADVISORY BOARD CO. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. ADVISORY BOARD CO. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. ADVISORY BOARD CO. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. ADVISORY BOARD CO. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. ADVISORY BOARD CO. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Advisory Board Co. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Advisory Board Co. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Advisory Board Co. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Advisory Board Co. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Advisory Board Co. Industry Position Analysis
6. ADVISORY BOARD CO. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. ADVISORY BOARD CO. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. ADVISORY BOARD CO. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. ADVISORY BOARD CO. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. ADVISORY BOARD CO. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. ADVISORY BOARD CO. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Advisory Board Co. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Advisory Board Co. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Advisory Board Co. Major Shareholders
Advisory Board Co. History
Advisory Board Co. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Advisory Board Co. Offices and Representations
Advisory Board Co. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Advisory Board Co. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Advisory Board Co. Capital Market Snapshot
Advisory Board Co. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Statistics
Advisory Board Co. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Advisory Board Co. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Advisory Board Co. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Advisory Board Co. 1-year Stock Charts
Advisory Board Co. 5-year Stock Charts
Advisory Board Co. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Advisory Board Co. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Advisory Board Co. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?