- The report contains detailed information about Carrefour SA that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
- Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Carrefour SA. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
- The Carrefour SA financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
- In the part that describes Carrefour SA competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Carrefour SA business.
About Carrefour SA
Carrefour SA operates in the food retail industry. It primarily operates in three food retail formats, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, and hard discount stores. It also operates Convenience stores, and cash-and-carry food service outlets, as well as and E-commerce, an online cybermarket for Internet shopping and home delivery, which offers a range of fresh products. As March 31, 2005, the company operated 11,261 stores in its portfolio.
The Carrefour hypermarkets offer a range of food and non-food products; their shelves stock an average of 70,000 items. Floor areas of hypermarkets range from 5,000 sq.m to approximately 20,000 sq. m, and their catchment areas are very large. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 869 hypermarkets worldwide.
The supermarkets, the Champion, GS, Norte, Gb and Marinopoulos supermarkets offer a selection of food products, in outlets featuring floor areas of 1,000 to 2,000 sq.m. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 2,403 supermarkets worldwide.
Hard discounters, such as Dia, Ed and Minipreco stock 800 food products, in small stores (from 200 to 800 sq. m). Half of the products are sold under the Dia brand name. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 4,985 hard discount stores.
Convenience stores include the Shopi, Marche Plus, 8 a Huit and Di per Di chains of stores. The companys convenience stores offer a range of products covering food needs. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 2,805 convenience stores.
Cash-and-Carry and Food Service Outlets
Cash-and-carry and food service outlets are designed to meet the needs of restaurant and food industry professionals. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 199 of such stores.
The company primarily markets its products in Spain, Italy, Belgium, China, Asia, Latin America, France, Europe, Argentina and Colombia.
Carrefour SA has entered into a franchise agreement with Landmark Group in order to open a hypermarket chain in India. Dubai-based Landmark operates a dozen stores in five Indian cities, including in Bangalore in southern India and Nagpur in central India.
The company, in May 2008, opened its third hypermarket in Qatar located at the Landmark mall in Gharaffa, with a 7,000 square meters of sales space.
The company, in June 2008, launched a Carrefour Express supermarket in China. The supermarket is located in Chongwen District, Beijing, with a business area of 4,700 square meters. 70%-80% of its products would be fresh and grocery foods. And the rest would be general merchandise, excluding coats and shoes.
Carrefour SA, in September 2008, opened its 17th hypermarket in Romania. The new store is located in Era Shopping Park in Iasi city.
Carrefour SA was founded by the Fournier and Defforey families in 1959.
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1. CARREFOUR SA 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. CARREFOUR SA 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. CARREFOUR SA SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CARREFOUR SA 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. CARREFOUR SA COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Carrefour SA Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Carrefour SA and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Carrefour SA and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Carrefour SA Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Carrefour SA Industry Position Analysis
6. CARREFOUR SA NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CARREFOUR SA EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CARREFOUR SA ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. FRANCE 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. CARREFOUR SA IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CARREFOUR SA PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CARREFOUR SA VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Carrefour SA Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Carrefour SA Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Carrefour SA Major Shareholders
Carrefour SA History
Carrefour SA Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Carrefour SA Offices and Representations
Carrefour SA 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
Carrefour SA Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Carrefour SA Capital Market Snapshot
Carrefour SA 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
Carrefour SA 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
Carrefour SA 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
Carrefour SA 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
Carrefour SA 1-year Stock Charts
Carrefour SA 5-year Stock Charts
Carrefour SA vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Carrefour SA vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Carrefour SA 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?