Vodacom Group Limited Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
- The report contains detailed information about Vodacom Group Limited that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
- Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Vodacom Group Limited. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
- The Vodacom Group Limited financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Vodacom Group Limited business.
About Vodacom Group Limited
Vodacom Group Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications and related services in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, and Mozambique. The company operates as a subsidiary of Vodafone Group plc.
The company provides a range of communications products and services, including voice, messaging, broadband and data connectivity, and converged services. It offers converged business network and related IT services to the enterprise market.
Products and services
Vodacom SA operates mobile network in South Africa
Mobile voice: Vodacom offers contract customers a range of mobile service packages, including hybrid packages, which allow customers to contract for a specific level of airtime which can be topped-up with additional value by purchasing prepaid vouchers. Vodacom offers various prepaid products, such as Vodago, Smartstep, and 4U. Vodacom SA offers Yebo4Less in South Africa, a prepaid tariff plan offering discounts to the base call rate depending on available network capacity at a specific location at different times of the day. Voice services include outgoing and incoming calls, international roaming, interconnection and incoming visitor roaming.
Mobile messaging: Vodacom offers its customers mobile messaging services such as SMS, MMS, premium rate SMS, including USSD, and MMS, SVS, bulk SMS and MMS, and WAP services. Vodacom SA provides the USSD-based Please Call Me service, which enables a customer to send a free SMS requesting a call back. Vodacom SA offers SVS (short voice service), which allows users to send and receive voice messages approximately 30 seconds long.
Broadband data and connectivity: Vodacom offers broadband connectivity and Internet access services using various technologies, such as GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, WiFi, WiMAX, and VSAT. Vodacom SA offers a commercial 3G product in South Africa. In April 2009, Vodacom SA launched Broadband Standard and Broadband Advanced, allowing data bundle carry for approximately a maximum of 60 days for all customers irrespective of the data bundle (Standard or Advanced) chosen.
Converged ICT services: Vodacom Business was launched in February 2008 and offers a total communications service portfolio to corporate customers. Vodacom Business services include nextgeneration IP voice, managed networks and infrastructure, Internet access, hosting, and storage.
Vodacom owns mobile network operations in Tanzania, the DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho, with a combined 12.0 million customers. Its products and services include BlackBerry in Tanzania and 3G in Lesotho, focused sales and marketing campaigns, and enhanced network coverage were the main drivers of this pleasing growth.
In Tanzania, the company offers the money transfer service, Vodafone M-PESA, in partnership with Vodafone Group, with accelerating uptake. Vodafone M-PESA is also under consideration for Mozambique and the DRC.
Mobile voice: Mobile voice services are offered through contract and prepaid packages, as well as public payphone services. Voice services include outgoing and incoming calls, international roaming, incoming visitor roaming and national roaming.
Mobile messaging: Vodacom offers its customers mobile messaging services such as SMS, MMS, premium rate SMS, including USSD, and MMS, SVS, bulk SMS and MMS, and WAP services.
Broadband data and connectivity: Vodacom offers broadband connectivity and Internet access services using various technologies, such as GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, WiMAX and VSAT.
Vodacom Tanzania offers a 3G offering in Dar es Salaam. In July 2008, data bundles for prepaid customers were introduced in Tanzania and BlackBerry was launched in 2008.
Converged services: In Mozambique, Vodamail (free email) and Vodakool, the news and information portal to Vodacom, are offered. Vodacom Lesotho offers Vodacom Small Office Home Office (SoHo) packages, a fixed wireless home solution. In April 2008, Vodacom Tanzania launched Vodafone M-PESA, a financial payment service in partnership with Vodafone Group.
Gateway Telecommunications SA (Proprietary) Limited
Gateway provides satellite and terrestrial network infrastructure and interconnection services for African and international telecommunications companies. Gateway also provides a range of connectivity solutions to multinational corporations operating across Africa.
Carrier voice services: Gateway offers African interconnection to international operators for the completion of calls originated internationally, as well as international network connection for African operators for the completion of international calls. Carrier voice services include intra-Africa network connectivity for the completion of calls between African operators.
Carrier data services: Gateways data services include national connectivity to allow mobile operators to connect switches and cell sites within a particular country. International leased-lines for voice, data and signaling traffic are provided. Gateway offer high speed Internet connectivity to mobile operators to support the roll-out of GPRS and 3G services. Gateway designed Africa IPJetDirect for African MNOs who provide GPRS, EDGE or 3G services.
Business services: Gateway offers private satellite networks (VSAT) to major multinational corporations for their IT applications, data and voice communications. These services include managed data network services using MPLS, Frame Relay and ATM for business critical communications and access to Gateways e-Commerce services. Corporate Internet access is provided through both satellite and terrestrial transmission links.
In February 2009, the company acquired a controlling interest in Storage Technology Services (Proprietary) Limited.
Vodacom Group Limited was founded in 1993.
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1. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED 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. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED 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. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED SWOT ANALYSIS
4. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED 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. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Vodacom Group Limited Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Vodacom Group Limited and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Vodacom Group Limited and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Vodacom Group Limited Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Communication Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Vodacom Group Limited Industry Position Analysis
6. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. SOUTH AFRICA 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. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. VODACOM GROUP LIMITED VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF FIGURES
Vodacom Group Limited 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
Vodacom Group Limited 1-year Stock Charts
Vodacom Group Limited 5-year Stock Charts
Vodacom Group Limited vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Vodacom Group Limited vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Vodacom Group Limited Article Density Chart
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Vodacom Group Limited Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Vodacom Group Limited Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Vodacom Group Limited Major Shareholders
Vodacom Group Limited History
Vodacom Group Limited Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Vodacom Group Limited Offices and Representations
Vodacom Group Limited 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
Vodacom Group Limited Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Vodacom Group Limited Capital Market Snapshot
Vodacom Group Limited 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
Communication Services Industry Statistics
Vodacom Group Limited 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
Vodacom Group Limited Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
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?