Sara Lee Corporation (SLE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: August 14, 2012
Pages: 31
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Sara Lee Corporation (SLE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Sara Lee Corporation (SLE) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


Sara Lee Corporation (Sara Lee) is principally engaged in manufacturing and marketing of consumer products worldwide. The company's businesses include North American fresh bakery, North American retail, North American foodservice, International beverage, and International bakery. The product portfolio of the company includes meats, bakery products, beverage and household care and body care products. These products are sold under major brands, namely, Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Senseo and, Sara Lee. It operates more than 230 food processing and consumer product manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution facilities. Sara Lee operates in North America, Europe, Africa, and South Asia/Pacific regions. The company is headquartered in Downers Grove, the US.

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Sara Lee Corporation 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

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  • 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.
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Sara Lee Corporation - Key Facts
Sara Lee Corporation - Key Employees
Sara Lee Corporation - Key Employee Biographies
Sara Lee Corporation - Major Products and Services
Sara Lee Corporation - History
Sara Lee Corporation - Company Statement
Sara Lee Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries


Sara Lee Corporation - Business Description
Sara Lee Corporation - Corporate Strategy
Sara Lee Corporation - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Sara Lee Corporation - Strengths
Strength - Strong Brand Equity
Strength - Wide Business Operations
Strength - Increasing Margins and Returns
Strength - Industry Recognitions
Sara Lee Corporation - Weaknesses
Weakness - Substantial Debt Obligations
Weakness - Overdependence on Few Customers
Weakness - Revenue Concentration: US Market
Sara Lee Corporation - Opportunities
Opportunity - Product Innovations
Opportunity - Focus on Core Business
Opportunity - Focus on the Growing Coffee Market
Sara Lee Corporation - Threats
Threat - Intense Competition
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences
Threat - Government Regulations
Threat - Volatility in Prices of Raw Materials
Sara Lee Corporation - Key Competitors


Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Sara Lee Corporation, Recent Deals Summary


Ratio Definitions
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Sara Lee Corporation, Key Facts
Sara Lee Corporation, Key Employees
Sara Lee Corporation, Key Employee Biographies
Sara Lee Corporation, Major Products and Services
Sara Lee Corporation, History
Sara Lee Corporation, Subsidiaries
Sara Lee Corporation, Key Competitors
Sara Lee Corporation, Ratios based on current share price
Sara Lee Corporation, Annual Ratios
Sara Lee Corporation, Interim Ratios
Sara Lee Corporation, Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios


Sara Lee Corporation, Performance Chart (2007 - 2011)
Sara Lee Corporation, Ratio Charts
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