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- The J. Crew Group, Inc. 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.
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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 J. Crew Group, Inc. business.
About J. Crew Group, Inc.
J. Crew Group, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer. The company designs, contracts for the manufacture of, markets, and distributes womens, mens, and childrens apparel, shoes and accessories under the J.Crew, crewcuts, and Madewell brand names. Its products are marketed primarily in the United States through various channels of distribution, including retail and factory stores, catalogs, and the Internet. As of January 30, 2010, the company operated 321 stores throughout the United States.
Brands and Merchandise
J.Crew: The J.Crew brand offers an assortment of womens and mens apparel, and accessories, including wedding, swimwear, loungewear, outerwear, shoes, bags, belts, hair accessories, and jewelry. J.Crew offers products ranging from casual t-shirts and broken-in chinos, to Italian cashmere and leather items, limited edition collection items, such as dresses, hand-beaded skirts and double-faced cashmere jackets; and selected products from its evolving brand partnerships. Products of the J.Crew brand are distributed through its J.Crew retail and factory stores, its J.Crew catalog, and its J.Crew Web site.
Crewcuts: The crewcuts brand offers a product assortment for the childrens market ages 2 through 14. Products of the crewcuts brand are distributed through crewcuts stores, shop-in-shops in its J.Crew retail and factory stores, its catalogs, and its J.Crew Web site.
Madewell: Madewell offers perfect-fitting heritage-inspired jeans and the downtown-cool pieces to wear with them, from vintage-influenced tees, cardigans and blazers to boots and jewelry. Products of the Madewell brand are distributed through its retail stores, phone orders, and on a limited basis, the J.Crew Web site and Shopbop.com. The company maintains a Madewell Web site at www.madewell1937.com that provides customers with a toll-free number to place orders for Madewell merchandise.
Retail stores: As of January 30, 2010, the company operated 243 retail stores, including 9 crewcuts, 2 mens stores, 1 womens collection store, and 17 Madewell stores, throughout the United States. The companys retail stores are located in upscale regional malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations.
Factory stores: As of January 30, 2010, the company operated 78 factory stores, including 1 factory crewcuts store, throughout the United States. The companys factory stores are located primarily in large factory-outlet malls.
J. Crew Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1988.
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1. J. CREW GROUP, 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. J. CREW GROUP, 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. J. CREW GROUP, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. J. CREW GROUP, 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. J. CREW GROUP, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. J. Crew Group, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of J. Crew Group, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of J. Crew Group, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. J. Crew Group, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. J. Crew Group, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. J. CREW GROUP, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. J. CREW GROUP, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. J. CREW GROUP, 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. J. CREW GROUP, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. J. CREW GROUP, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. J. CREW GROUP, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
J. Crew Group, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
J. Crew Group, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
J. Crew Group, Inc. Major Shareholders
J. Crew Group, Inc. History
J. Crew Group, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
J. Crew Group, Inc. Offices and Representations
J. Crew Group, 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
J. Crew Group, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
J. Crew Group, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
J. Crew Group, 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
J. Crew Group, 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
J. Crew Group, 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
J. Crew Group, 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
J. Crew Group, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
J. Crew Group, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
J. Crew Group, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
J. Crew Group, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
J. Crew Group, 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?