Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (BWS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: November 18, 2014
Pages: 35
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Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (BWS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (BWS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review 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.

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (Brown Shoe Company) is a footwear retailer and wholesaler. It designs sources, and markets footwear for women, and men besides operating retail shoe stores and e-commerce websites. The company conducts business through retail outlets, and e-commerce websites. It also distributes its products through national chains, department stores, mass merchandisers, independent retailers, online retailers, and catalogs throughout the US, and Canada; and in approximately 60 other countries throughout the world. Brown Shoe Company also offers a wide range of licensed, branded, and private-label casual, dress, and athletic footwear to women, men, and children. Major brands under which the company markets its products include Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, Via Spiga, LifeStride, Franco Sarto, Sam Edelman, Vince, and Ryka. Brown Shoe Company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the US.

The company strives to withstand its leadership position in the market by continuously enhancing its product range. To this end, Brown Shoe Company invested in Jack Erwin, a men’s brand that offers handmade men’s shoes directly to consumers.

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.

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

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Key Facts
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Key Employees
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Major Products and Services
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - History
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Company Statement
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries


Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Business Description
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Corporate Strategy
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Strengths
Strength - Brand Recognition
Strength - Wide Operational Base
Strength - Improved Profitability
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Weaknesses
Weakness - Dependence on Third Party Manufacturers
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Opportunities
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: e-Commerce
Opportunity - Strategic Business Initiatives
Opportunity - Positive Outlook: Global Footwear Industry
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Threats
Threat - Evolving Consumer Preferences
Threat - Counterfeit Products
Threat - Competitive Landscape
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. - Key Competitors


Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Section 4 – Appendix
Ratio Definitions
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Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Key Facts
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Key Employees
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Key Employee Biographies
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Major Products and Services
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., History
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Subsidiaries
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Key Competitors
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Ratios based on current share price
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Annual Ratios
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Interim Ratios
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios


Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014)
Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Ratio Charts
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