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- 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 Guess? Inc. business.
About Guess? Inc.
Guess?, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and licensing of lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities.
The companys apparel is marketed under various trademarks, including GUESS, GUESS?, GUESS U.S.A., GUESS Jeans, GUESS? and Triangle Design, MARCIANO, Question Mark and Triangle Design, a stylized G, and a stylized M, GUESS Kids, Baby GUESS, YES, G by GUESS, GUESS by MARCIANO, and Gc. The lines include full collections of denim and cotton clothing, including jeans, pants, overalls, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, and knitwear. The company also grants licenses to manufacture and distribute a range of products that complement its apparel lines, including eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, leather apparel, swimwear, fragrance, jewelry, intimate apparel, and other fashion accessories.
The companys core customer is a style-conscious consumer primarily between the ages of 18 and 32. It also appeal to customers outside this group through specialty product lines that include GUESS by MARCIANO, a fashion line targeted to women and men, and GUESS Kids, targeted to boys and girls ages 6 to 12.
The companys segments include Retail, European, Wholesale, and licensing.
This segment sells its products through a network of directly operated retail and factory outlet stores in North America and through its on-line stores.
GUESS? Retail Stores: The companys full-price U.S. and Canada GUESS? retail stores carry a full assortment of men's and women's GUESS? merchandise, including most of its licensed product categories. As of January 30, 2010, these stores occupied approximately 964,000 square feet and ranged in size from approximately 2,000 to 13,500 square feet, with most stores between 4,000 and 6,000 square feet.
GUESS? Factory Outlet Stores: The companys U.S. and Canada factory outlet stores are primarily located in outlet malls generally operating outside the shopping radius of its wholesale customers and its full-price retail stores. As of January 30, 2010, its U.S. and Canada factory outlet stores occupied approximately 584,000 square feet and ranged in size from approximately 2,000 to 11,000 square feet, with most stores between 5,000 and 7,000 square feet.
GUESS by MARCIANO Stores: The companys GUESS by MARCIANO stores in the U.S. and Canada offer a women's collection designed for the woman. As of January 30, 2010, its GUESS by MARCIANO stores occupied approximately 146,000 square feet and ranged in size from approximately 2,000 to 6,500 square feet, with most stores between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet.
G by GUESS Stores: The companys G by GUESS store concept targets a market demographic that shops price points below its GUESS? retail stores and carries apparel for both men and women and a line of accessories and footwear that is aspirational, timeless and fun. As of January 30, 2010, its G by GUESS stores occupied approximately 226,000 square feet and ranged in size from approximately 4,000 to 10,000 square feet, with most stores between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet.
GUESS? Accessories Stores: The companys GUESS? Accessories store concept sells GUESS? and GUESS by MARCIANO labeled accessory products. As of January 30, 2010, its GUESS? Accessories concept stores occupied approximately 72,000 square feet and ranged in size from approximately 700 to 4,000 square feet, with most stores between 1,000 and 2,500 square feet
e-Commerce: The companys retail segment also includes its U.S. and Canada retail Web sites, including www.guess.com, www.gbyguess.com, www.guessbymarciano.com, www.guess.ca and www.guessbymarciano.ca. These Web sites operate as virtual storefronts that both sell its products and promote its brands.
As of January 30, 2010, the company also directly operated 13 stores in Mexico through a majority-owned joint venture.
This segment sells its products in 58 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East through wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels.
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1. GUESS? 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. GUESS? 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. GUESS? INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. GUESS? 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. GUESS? INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Guess? Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Guess? Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Guess? Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Guess? Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Guess? Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. GUESS? INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. GUESS? INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. GUESS? 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. GUESS? INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. GUESS? INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. GUESS? INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Guess? Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Guess? Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Guess? Inc. Major Shareholders
Guess? Inc. History
Guess? Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Guess? Inc. Offices and Representations
Guess? 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
Guess? Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Guess? Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Guess? 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
Guess? 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
Guess? 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
Guess? 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
Guess? Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Guess? Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Guess? Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Guess? Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Guess? Inc. Article Density Chart
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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?