- The report contains detailed information about Sears Canada Inc. 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 Sears Canada Inc.. 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 Sears Canada 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.
- In the part that describes Sears Canada Inc. 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 Sears Canada Inc. business.
About Sears Canada Inc.
Sears Canada Inc. operates as a multi-channel retailer. The company operates with a network of 187 corporate stores, 171 dealer stores, 43 home improvement showrooms, approximately 1,850 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. Sears Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Sears Canada Holdings Corp.
The company also publishes Canadas extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.
The company operates in two segments: Merchandising and Real Estate joint venture operations.
This segment includes the sale of goods and services through the companys Retail (including Full-line, Sears Home, Dealer, Outlet, Appliances and Mattresses, Cantrex and Corbeil) and Direct (catalogue and Internet) channels. Merchandising operations also includes services related to the companys product repair, home improvement, travel and logistics, and performance payments received from JPMorgan Chase under the long-term credit card marketing and servicing alliance.
Distribution: The company operates five distribution centres and one cross dock facility strategically located across the country. The total area of these facilities is approximately 6.3 million square feet. The merchandise sold through the Retail channel (Full-line, Sears Home, Dealer, Outlet, Appliances and Mattresses stores) is distributed from the three distribution facilities located in Montreal, Quebec, Vaughan, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. The remaining two distribution facilities, situated in Regina, Saskatchewan and Belleville, Ontario, process goods sold through the Direct channel (catalogue and Internet).
The companys wholly-owned subsidiary, S.L.H. Transport Inc. (SLH), transports merchandise to stores, catalogue merchandise pick-up locations and direct to customers. SLH is responsible for providing logistics services for the companys merchandising operations by operating a fleet of tractors and trailers to provide carrier services for Sears and contract carrier services to commercial customers who are unrelated to Sears.
Services: Sears Home Improvement services provide a range of home services, including the sale, installation, maintenance and repair of heating and cooling equipment, roofing, doors and windows, flooring and window coverings. In addition, home services such as kitchen and bathroom renovations, home security, energy audits, carpet and upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning and maid services are offered. Sears product repair service is the comprehensive parts and service network in Canada, with approximately one million parts available and a network of approximately 1,800 technicians and contractors.
Real Estate Joint Venture Operations
This segment includes operations from the companys joint venture interests in shopping centres across Canada. As of January 31, 2009, Sears had joint venture interests in 12 shopping centres across Canada.
Sears Canada Inc. was founded in 1952.
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1. SEARS CANADA 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. SEARS CANADA 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. SEARS CANADA INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SEARS CANADA 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. SEARS CANADA INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Sears Canada Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Sears Canada Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Sears Canada Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Sears Canada Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Sears Canada Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. SEARS CANADA INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SEARS CANADA INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SEARS CANADA INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. CANADA 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. SEARS CANADA INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SEARS CANADA INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SEARS CANADA INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Sears Canada Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Sears Canada Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Sears Canada Inc. Major Shareholders
Sears Canada Inc. History
Sears Canada Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Sears Canada Inc. Offices and Representations
Sears Canada 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
Sears Canada Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Sears Canada Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Sears Canada 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
Sears Canada 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
Sears Canada 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
Sears Canada 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
Sears Canada Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Sears Canada Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Sears Canada Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Sears Canada Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Sears Canada 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?