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About Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products.
As of January 2, 2010, the company operated 345 company-owned retail stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and France including 291 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States and Canada, 51 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland and 3 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in France. In addition, franchisees operated 65 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in other international locations.
The company offers a selection of merchandise, including 30 different styles of animals to be stuffed and various clothing, shoes and accessories for the stuffed animals. Its concept appeals to a range of age groups and demographics, including children, teens, parents and grandparents.
The company also markets its products and builds its brand in its countries of operation through national multi-media marketing programs that target its core demographic guests, principally parents and children. In addition, its virtual world Web site, buildabearville.com, promotes brand connection and in-store products and events with customization options and social connectivity features.
Guests who visit Build-A-Bear Workshop stores enter a teddy bear-themed environment consisting of eight stuffed animal-making stations: Choose Me, Hear Me, Stuff Me, Stitch Me, Fluff Me, Dress Me, Name Me, and Take Me Home. To attract its target guests, the company has designed its stores to provide a theme park destination in the mall that is open and inviting with an entryway that spans the majority of its storefront and highly visual and colorful teddy bear themes and displays.
The company offers a coordinated selection of merchandise, including approximately 30 to 35 varieties of animals to be stuffed, as well as other clothing and accessory items for the animals. The companys clothing is inspired by human fashion and includes authentic details, such as functional buttons, working pockets, belt loops and zippers and has details, such as an opening for the stuffed animals tail and adjustable closures to help fit any size animal. The company improves the authentic nature of its products with strategic product licensing relationships with brands that are in demand with its guests, such as officially sanctioned NFL, NBA, MLB and FIFA team apparel, Skechers shoes, and Justice clothing.
Licensing and Strategic Relationships
The company has developed licensing and strategic relationships with some of the retail and cultural organizations in North America and Europe.
Product and Merchandise Licensing: The company has key strategic relationships with select companies, including World Wildlife Fund U.S. and Canada, Skechers, Sanrio, the NBA, the WNBA, MLB, Justice stores, Disney, NFL, the NHL, FIFA and First Book. The company offers selected character-oriented products, including Disneys JONAS, Foxs Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Squeakquel, Nickelodeons iCarly as well as the classic movie character, Frosty the Snowman.
Promotional Arrangements: The company also has developed promotional arrangements with select organizations. The companys arrangements with Major League Baseball teams, including the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets have featured stuffed animal giveaways at each clubs ballpark on a day in which its brand is promoted with in the stadium.
In 2009, the company partnered with McDonalds to feature limited edition, collectible mini Build-A-Bear Workshop animals in Happy Meals. It also has arrangements featuring product sampling, cross promotions and shared media with companies, such as Macys and Shutterfly, as well as targeted promotions with key media brands, such as National Geographic Kids, Good Housekeeping and Radio Disney.
Third Party Licensing: The company has entered into a series of licensing arrangements with manufacturers to develop a collection of lifestyle Build-A-Bear Workshop branded products, including childrens furniture, fruit snacks, Nintendo games, scrapbooking products and craft kits. The company has entered into or maintained licensing arrangements for its branded products with manufacturers, including Pulaski Furniture, ConAgra Foods, The Game Factory, Colorbok and Ellison Educational. Many of its licensed products include a tie-in with its interactive Web site, buildabearville.com.
Segments and Geographic Areas
The company conducts its operations through three segments consisting of retail, international franchising, and licensing and entertainment. The retail segment includes the operating activities of company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and France, and other retail delivery operations, including its Web-store and non-traditional store locations, such as tourist venues and ballpark stores. The international franchising segment includes the licensing activities of its franchise agreements with locations in Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, outside of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and France.
The company competes with toy retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Sears and other discount chains, as well as with various companies that sell teddy bears and dolls in the United States, including, Ty, Fisher Price, Mattel, Ganz, Russ Berrie, Applause, Boyds, Hasbro, Commonwealth, Gund and Vermont Teddy Bear.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. was founded in 1997.
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1. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP 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. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP 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. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP 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. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP 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. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Major Shareholders
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. History
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Offices and Representations
Build-A-Bear Workshop 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
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Build-A-Bear Workshop 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
Build-A-Bear Workshop 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
Build-A-Bear Workshop 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
Build-A-Bear Workshop 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
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Build-A-Bear Workshop 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?