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About Furniture Brands International Inc.
Furniture Brands International, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sourcing, and retail of home furnishings. The company markets through a range of retail channels, from mass merchant stores to single-branded and independent dealers to specialized interior designers. As of December 31, 2009, it operated 37 stores; and had 76 Thomasville dealer-owned stores.
Brands and Products
The company serves its customers through various brands in the furniture industry, including Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair, Pearson, Laneventure, and Maitland-Smith. Through these brands, the company designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes case goods, consisting of bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture; stationary upholstery products, consisting of sofas, loveseats, sectionals, and chairs; motion upholstered furniture, consisting of recliners and sleep sofas; occasional furniture, consisting of wood, metal and glass tables, accent pieces, home entertainment centers, and home office furniture; and decorative accessories and accent pieces.
Broyhill has collections of mid-priced furniture, including both wood furniture and upholstered products, in a range of styles and product categories, including bedroom, dining room, living room, occasional, youth, home office, and home entertainment.
Lane focuses primarily on mid-priced upholstered furniture, including motion and stationary furniture with an emphasis on home entertainment and family rooms.
Thomasville has both wood furniture and upholstered products in the mid- to upper-price ranges and also manufactures and markets promotional-priced case goods and ready-to-assemble furniture.
Drexel Heritage markets both case goods and upholstered furniture under the brand names Heritage, Drexel, and dh, in categories ranging from mid- to premium-priced.
Henredon specializes in both wood furniture and upholstered products in the premium-price category.
Hickory Chair manufactures a premium-priced brand of wood and upholstered furniture, offering traditional and modern styles.
Pearson offers contemporary and traditional styles of finely tailored upholstered furniture in the premium-price category.
Laneventure markets a premium-priced outdoor line of wicker, rattan, bamboo, exposed aluminum, and teak furniture.
Maitland-Smith designs and manufactures premium hand crafted, antique-inspired furniture, accessories, and lighting, utilizing a range of unique materials. Maitland-Smith markets under both the Maitland-Smith and LaBarge brand names.
The companys competitors include home furnishings manufacturers and retailers, such as La-Z-Boy Incorporated; Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.; Basset Furniture Industries Inc.; Hooker Furniture Corporation; and Stanley Furniture Company Inc.
Furniture Brands International, Inc. was founded in 1836.
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1. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 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. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 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. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 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. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Furniture Brands International Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Furniture Brands International Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Furniture Brands International Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Furniture Brands International Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Appliances and Furniture Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Furniture Brands International Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 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. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Furniture Brands International Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Furniture Brands International Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Furniture Brands International Inc. Major Shareholders
Furniture Brands International Inc. History
Furniture Brands International Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Furniture Brands International Inc. Offices and Representations
Furniture Brands International Inc. 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
Furniture Brands International Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Furniture Brands International Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Furniture Brands International Inc. 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
Appliances and Furniture Industry Statistics
Furniture Brands International Inc. 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
Furniture Brands International Inc. 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
Furniture Brands International Inc. 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
Furniture Brands International Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Furniture Brands International Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Furniture Brands International Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Furniture Brands International Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Furniture Brands International Inc. Article Density Chart
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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?