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About Kraft Foods Inc.
Kraft Foods Inc. manufactures and markets packaged foods and beverages worldwide. It offers a range of packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals, and various packaged grocery products. The company sells its products to consumers in approximately 160 countries. As of December 31, 2009, its portfolio included nine brands: Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings; Oscar Mayer meats; Philadelphia cream cheese; Maxwell House and Jacobs coffee; Nabisco cookies and crackers and its Oreo cookie brand; Milka chocolates; and LU biscuits.
The company operates through three units: Kraft Foods North America, Kraft Foods Europe, and Kraft Foods Developing Markets. The company manages the operations of Kraft Foods North America and Kraft Foods Europe by product category, and the operations of Kraft Foods Developing Markets by location. The companys segments are the U.S. Beverages, U.S. Cheese, U.S. Convenient Meals, U.S. Grocery, U.S. Snacks, Canada & North America Foodservice, Kraft Foods Europe (formerly known as European Union), and Kraft Foods Developing Markets.
The companys brands span five consumer sectors: snacks, primarily biscuits (cookies and crackers), salted snacks, and chocolate confectionery; beverages, primarily coffee, packaged juice drinks, and powdered beverages; cheese, primarily natural, processed, and cream cheeses; grocery, primarily spoonable and pourable dressings, condiments, and desserts; and convenient meals, primarily processed meats, frozen pizza, packaged dinners, and lunch combinations.
KRAFT FOODS NORTH AMERICA
Beverages: Beverages include Maxwell House, Starbucks (under license), Gevalia, General Foods International, Yuban, and Seattles Best (under license) coffees; Tassimo hot beverage system; Capri Sun (under license) and Kool-Aid packaged juice drinks; Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, and Country Time powdered beverages; and Tazo (under license) teas.
Cheese: Cheese includes Kraft and Cracker Barrel natural cheeses; Philadelphia cream cheese; Kraft grated cheeses; Polly-O and Athenos cheese; Velveeta and Cheez Whiz processed cheeses; Kraft and Deli Deluxe processed cheese slices; and Breakstones and Knudsen cottage cheese and sour cream.
U.S. Convenient Meals
Convenient Meals: Convenient Meals includes Oscar Mayer and Louis Rich cold cuts, hot dogs and bacon; Lunchables lunch combinations; DiGiorno, Tombstone, Jacks and California Pizza Kitchen (under license) frozen pizzas; Boca soy-based meat alternatives; Deli Creations sandwiches; and Claussen pickles.
Grocery: Grocery includes Jell-O dry packaged desserts; Cool Whip whipped topping; Jell-O refrigerated gelatin and pudding snacks; Jet-Puffed marshmallows; Kraft and Miracle Whip spoonable dressings; Kraft and Good Seasons salad dressings; A.1. steak sauce; Kraft and Bulls-Eye barbecue sauces; Grey Poupon premium mustards; Shake N Bake coatings; and Bakers chocolate and baking ingredients.
Convenient Meals: Convenient Meals includes Kraft and Kraft Deluxe macaroni and cheese dinners; Stove Top stuffing mix; Taco Bell Home Originals (under license) meal kits; and Velveeta shells and cheese dinners.
Snacks: Snacks includes Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Newtons, Nilla, Nutter Butter, and SnackWells cookies; Ritz, Premium, Triscuit, Wheat Thins, Cheese Nips, Flavor Originals, Honey Maid grahams, Teddy Grahams and Kraft macaroni, and cheese crackers; Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs; Planters nuts and trial mixes; Handi-Snacks two-compartment snacks; and Back to Nature granola, cookies, crackers, nuts, and fruit & nut mixes.
Cheese: Cheese includes Easy Cheese cheese spread.
CANADA & N.A. FOODSERVICE
Canada and foodservice products span Kraft Foods North America segments and sectors. Canadian brand offerings include Delissio pizza, Nabob coffee, Kraft peanut butter, and Peek Freans biscuits, as well as a range of products bearing brand names similar to those marketed in the U.S. The N.A. Foodservice business sells primarily branded products, including Maxwell House coffee, Oreo cookies, A.1. steak sauce, and various Kraft sau
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1. KRAFT FOODS 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. KRAFT FOODS 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. KRAFT FOODS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. KRAFT FOODS 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. KRAFT FOODS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Kraft Foods Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Kraft Foods Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Kraft Foods Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Kraft Foods Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Food & Beverages Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Kraft Foods Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. KRAFT FOODS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. KRAFT FOODS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. KRAFT FOODS 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. KRAFT FOODS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. KRAFT FOODS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. KRAFT FOODS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Kraft Foods Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Kraft Foods Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Kraft Foods Inc. Major Shareholders
Kraft Foods Inc. History
Kraft Foods Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Kraft Foods Inc. Offices and Representations
Kraft Foods 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
Kraft Foods Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Kraft Foods Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Kraft Foods 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
Food & Beverages Industry Statistics
Kraft Foods 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
Kraft Foods 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
Kraft Foods 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
Kraft Foods Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Kraft Foods Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Kraft Foods Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Kraft Foods Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Kraft Foods 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?