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About S&W Seed Company
S&W Seed Company engages in breeding, growing, processing, and selling agricultural commodities, such as alfalfa seed, wheat, and small grains.
The company contracts locally-grown alfalfa seed from farmers in the San Joaquin Valley. It has contracted for approximately 3,280 acres of seed.
Alfalfa Seed Products
The companys primary products are its high fall dormancy (FD) alfalfa seed varieties. In addition, it also markets and sells, other varieties, including FD 7, 6, and 4 varieties. Its FD alfalfa seed varieties include SW 10; SW 9628; SW 9720; SW 9215; and SW 8718. It also focuses on developing other varieties of alfalfa seed, focusing primarily on non-dormant, salt-tolerant varieties.
In June 2010, the company completed the commercial launch of its certified seed variety, highly-salt tolerant alfalfa seed that is an 8 dormancy variety, which it called SW 8421S. It processes approximately 2.25 million pounds of seed per year on its 3 cleaning lines.
In addition to processing seed for the companys alfalfa seed business, it also provides processing services for outside growers alfalfa seed, as well as safflower, cotton seed, and small grains, such as barley and wheat.
The company formed Stevia California, LLC, which it intends to use as a vehicle for commercializing the production of stevia plant varieties. In July 2010, the company entered into a three-year supply agreement with a major stevia processor that has agreed to purchase its production of stevia that is grown from plants sourced through that company or its agents. It intends to pick varieties that produce the Reb A content stevia under its local growing conditions.
Sales and Marketing
The company sells proprietary seed product to those parts of the world with hot, arid climates, which include the western U.S., Mexico, South America, the Middle East, and other countries with Mediterranean climates. Domestically, it markets its alfalfa seed in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Nevada. Its primary export market is Saudi Arabia and other middle eastern and North African countries, such as Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco. The company also markets in Mexico and Latin America.
The companys customers and end users are primarily dairy farmers and other hay growers. Its major customers include Genetics International, Inc. and S.C.A.L.E. Ag Services.
The companys principal competitors are Forage Genetics International (a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes, Inc.); Cal/West Seeds (a cooperative of seed growers); Dairyland Seed Co., Inc. (owned by Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company); and Pioneer Seed Company (a Dupont business).
S&W Seed Company was founded in 1980.
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1. S&W SEED COMPANY 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. S&W SEED COMPANY 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. S&W SEED COMPANY SWOT ANALYSIS
4. S&W SEED COMPANY 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. S&W SEED COMPANY COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. S&W Seed Company Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of S&W Seed Company and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of S&W Seed Company and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. S&W Seed Company Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Food & Beverages Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. S&W Seed Company Industry Position Analysis
6. S&W SEED COMPANY NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. S&W SEED COMPANY EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. S&W SEED COMPANY 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. S&W SEED COMPANY IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. S&W SEED COMPANY PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. S&W SEED COMPANY VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
S&W Seed Company Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
S&W Seed Company Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
S&W Seed Company Major Shareholders
S&W Seed Company History
S&W Seed Company Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
S&W Seed Company Offices and Representations
S&W Seed Company 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
S&W Seed Company Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
S&W Seed Company Capital Market Snapshot
S&W Seed Company 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
S&W Seed Company 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
S&W Seed Company 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
S&W Seed Company 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
S&W Seed Company 1-year Stock Charts
S&W Seed Company 5-year Stock Charts
S&W Seed Company vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
S&W Seed Company vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
S&W Seed Company 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?