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About Brown Shoe Co. Inc.
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. operates in the footwear industry. The companys activities include the operation of retail shoe stores and e-commerce websites, as well as the sourcing and marketing of footwear for women, men and children.
The companys segments include Famous Footwear, Wholesale Operations, Specialty Retail and Other.
Famous Footwear segment
Famous Footwear segment operated approximately 1,129 stores, as of December 31, 2009. Its target customers are women who buy brand-name fashionable shoes for themselves and their families. In addition to retail footwear stores, the company operates a FamousFootwear.com website as a Famous Footwear internet retailing store. Famous Footwear stores feature a selection of brand-name, athletic, casual and dress shoes for the entire family. Brands carried include Nike, Skechers, New Balance, DC, Converse, Puma, adidas, Dr. Scholls, Naturalizer, Rocket Dog, LifeStride, Asics, Connie, Steve Madden, Vans, Marc Ecko, K-Swiss, Buster Brown, Madden Girl, and Aerosoles.
Specialty Retail segment
The companys Specialty Retail segment, composed of 282 stores, as of January 30, 2010, included the following retail concepts and Shoes.com and other e-commerce businesses.
Naturalizer: The Naturalizer retail stores are complementary to and a showcase for Naturalizer brand of womens shoes. These stores are designed and merchandised to appeal to the Naturalizer customer. The Naturalizer stores offer a selection of womens footwear styles, including casual, dress, sandals and boots, primarily under the Naturalizer brand. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 120 Naturalizer stores in the United States and 118 Naturalizer stores in Canada.
As of December 31, 2009, through majority-owned subsidiary, B&H Footwear Limited (B&H Footwear), the company also operated 14 stores in several of Chinas cities. In addition, its joint venture partner, Hongguo International Holdings Limited (Hongguo), operated 33 stores, as of December 31, 2009. Naturalizer footwear is distributed through these stores operated by B&H Footwear and Hongguo.
E-Commerce / Direct-To-Consumer
The company owns Shoes.com, Inc., an Internet retailing company. Shoes.com offers a selection of footwear and accessories to women, men, and children that includes footwear purchased from outside suppliers, company-branded and licensed footwear and certain merchandise sold in Famous Footwear stores. Websites, such as ShoeSteal.com, ViaSpiga.com, FrancoSarto.com, DrSchollsShoes.com, LifeStride.com, CarlosShoes.com and SkateStyles.com function as retail outlets for the online consumer and serve as additional brand-building vehicles for the company.
Other Store Concepts
Specialty Retail segment also includes other store concepts that sell other brands. These include retail stores operated under the Brown Shoe Closet, F.X. LaSalle and Via Spiga names. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 16 Brown Shoe Closet retail stores located in United States outlet malls, averaging 2,200 square feet. These multi-branded outlet stores carry Brown Shoe brands, including Etienne Aigner, Franco Sarto, Original Dr. Scholls, Carlos by Carlos Santana, and Nickels.
As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 13 F.X. LaSalle retail stores, primarily in the Montreal, Canada, market, that sell womens and mens branded and private-label footwear.
As of December 31, 2009, the company operated one Via Spiga concept store in Manhattans Soho neighborhood in New York City, New York. The store sells primarily Via Spiga product, including womens footwear and accessories and mens footwear.
Wholesale Operations segment
Wholesale Operations segment designs, sources, and markets branded and nonbranded casual, dress and athletic footwear for women, men and children. Its footwear is distributed to approximately 2,000 retailers, including national chains, mass merchandisers, department stores, independent retailers, catalogs and online retailers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as approximately 35 other countries (including intersegment sales). The most significant wholesale customers include retailers, including national chains, such as Retail Ventures (including DSW), TJX Corporation (including TJ Maxx and Marshalls), Ross Stores and Kohls; mass merchandisers such as Walmart, Collective Brands (including Payless ShoeSource), Target and Kmart; and department stores such as Macys, Nordstrom, Bon-Ton and Belk. In 2009, Wholesale Operations sold its customers approximately 55 million pairs of shoes.
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. was founded in 1878.
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1. BROWN SHOE CO. 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. BROWN SHOE CO. 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. BROWN SHOE CO. INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. BROWN SHOE CO. 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. BROWN SHOE CO. INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Brown Shoe Co. Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Brown Shoe Co. Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. BROWN SHOE CO. INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. BROWN SHOE CO. INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. BROWN SHOE CO. 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. BROWN SHOE CO. INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. BROWN SHOE CO. INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. BROWN SHOE CO. INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Major Shareholders
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. History
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Offices and Representations
Brown Shoe Co. 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
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Brown Shoe Co. 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
Brown Shoe Co. 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
Brown Shoe Co. 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
Brown Shoe Co. 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
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Brown Shoe Co. 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?