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About Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc.
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate as a retailer and recycler of major household appliances. The company sells household appliances through a chain of Company-owned factory outlet stores under the name ApplianceSmart.
The company also provides appliance recycling services for electric utilities and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs. It provides a range of appliance recycling support services for energy efficiency programs in the U.S. and Canada. The company also purchases major appliances, primarily from appliance manufacturers to sell through its ApplianceSmart Factory Outlets.
During 2009, the company operated through two segments, Retail and Recycling.
The Retail segment consists of sales generated through ApplianceSmart Factory Outlets.
The Recycling segment includes collecting, recycling, and installing appliances for utilities and other customers. In addition, the company generates Byproduct revenues by selling scrap materials, such as metal and plastics, and reclaimed CFC refrigerants from appliances it collects and recycles, including those from ApplianceSmart stores.
Customers and Source of Supply
The company offers reverse logistics services to manufacturers and retailers that need an efficient way to manage appliances that fall outside their normal distribution and sales channels. The company also provides services for electric utility companies that offer their customers appliance recycling programs as an energy conservation measure.
Appliance Manufacturers: The company works with appliance manufacturers, including Whirlpool, Frigidaire, GE, and Danby, to acquire the product the company sells at its ApplianceSmart Factory Outlet stores.
Electric Utility Companies: The company contracts with utility companies and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs to provide a range of appliance recycling services to help them achieve their energy savings goals. Under other contracts, the company provides only specified services, such as collection and recycling.
The company has purchasing contracts for new, in-the box and new, out-of-the-box appliances with various manufacturers, including Whirlpool; General Electric (GE); Electrolux; Danby; and Bosch.
The company has contracts for 2010 with various utilities to handle recycling operations in their service territories: Southern California Edison; San Diego Gas & Electric; WPPI Energy; Austin Energy; Southern California Public Power Authority; Ontario Power Authority; Minnesota Power; Ameren Illinois Utilities; City Water Light & Power; Xcel Energy; Santee Cooper; Great River Energy; Southern Maryland Electrical Cooperative; Puget Sound Energy; Baltimore Gas & Electric; Otter Tail Power Company; and smaller municipal utilities.
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. was founded in 1976.
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1. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA 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. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA 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. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA 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. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA 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. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. APPLIANCE RECYCLING CENTERS OF AMERICA INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Major Shareholders
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. History
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Offices and Representations
Appliance Recycling Centers of America 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
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Appliance Recycling Centers of America 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
Retail Industry Statistics
Appliance Recycling Centers of America 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
Appliance Recycling Centers of America 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
Appliance Recycling Centers of America 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
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Appliance Recycling Centers of America 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?