- The report contains detailed information about Sears Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation. 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 Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation business.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailing company. The company is a broadline retailer with 2,235 full-line and 1,284 specialty retail stores in the United States operating through Kmart and Sears and 402 full-line and specialty retail stores in Canada operating through Sears Canada Inc. (Sears Canada), its 73%-owned subsidiary.
During 2009, the company operated three segments: Kmart, Sears Domestic, and Sears Canada.
As of January 30, 2010, the company operated a total of 1,327 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kmart stores are one-floor, free-standing units that carry an assortment of general merchandise, including products sold under such labels as Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, and certain proprietary Sears brand products (such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard brand products) and services. As of January 30, 2010, 274 Kmart stores were selling an assortment of major home appliances, including Kenmore-branded products. There are 1,021 Kmart stores that also operate in-store pharmacies. The Super Centers operate 24 hours a day and combine a full-service grocery along with the general merchandise selection of a discount store. There are also 20 Sears Auto Centers operating in Kmart stores. Sears Auto Centers offer various professional automotive repair and maintenance services, as well as a full assortment of automotive accessories. Kmart also sells its products through its kmart.com Website.
As of January 30, 2010, Sears Domestic operations consisted of the following:
Full-line Stores908 broadline stores, of which 848 are full-line stores located across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and which are primarily mall-based locations averaging 133,000 square feet. Full-line stores offer an array of products across various merchandise categories, including home appliances, consumer electronics, tools, fitness, lawn and garden equipment, certain automotive services and products, such as tires and batteries, home fashion products, as well as apparel, footwear and accessories for the whole family. The companys product offerings include its proprietary Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard, Lands End, Covington, Apostrophe, and Canyon River Blues brand merchandise. In addition, as of January 30, 2010, the company operated 60 Sears Essentials/Grand stores located in 24 states. These stores offer health and beauty products, pantry goods, household products and toys in addition to the offerings of the typical mall-based store. There are 30 Sears Essentials/Grand stores that operate in-store pharmacies. The company also has 775 Sears Auto Centers operating in association with full-line stores and 23 Sears Auto Centers operating out of Sears Essentials/Grand stores. In addition, there are 29 free standing Sears Auto Centers that operate independently of full-line stores.
Specialty Stores1,284 specialty stores located across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, in freestanding, off-mall locations or high-traffic neighborhood shopping centers. Specialty store operations primarily consist of: 907 Sears Hometown StoresPrimarily independently-owned stores, located in smaller communities and averaging 8,800 square feet offering appliances, consumer electronics, lawn and garden equipment, and hardware. Most of its hometown stores carry proprietary Sears brands, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, as well as an assortment of national brands; 60 Sears Home Appliance Showrooms; 106 Sears Hardware Stores and 88 Orchard Supply Hardware Stores; 12 The Great Indoors Stores; and 93 Outlet Stores offering overstock and/or distressed appliances, consumer electronics, lawn and garden equipment and other merchandise at a discount.
Lands EndLands End, Inc. (Lands End) is a direct merchant of traditionally styled casual clothing, accessories and footwear for men, women and children, as well as home products and soft luggage. These products are offered through multiple selling channels including Landsend.com, one of the apparel Websites, as well as catalog mailings, and international businesses.
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1. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION 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 HOLDINGS CORPORATION 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 HOLDINGS CORPORATION SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION 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 HOLDINGS CORPORATION COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Sears Holdings Corporation Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Sears Holdings Corporation and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Sears Holdings Corporation and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Sears Holdings Corporation Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Sears Holdings Corporation Industry Position Analysis
6. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION 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. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Sears Holdings Corporation Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Sears Holdings Corporation Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Sears Holdings Corporation Major Shareholders
Sears Holdings Corporation History
Sears Holdings Corporation Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Sears Holdings Corporation Offices and Representations
Sears Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Sears Holdings Corporation Capital Market Snapshot
Sears Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation 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 Holdings Corporation 1-year Stock Charts
Sears Holdings Corporation 5-year Stock Charts
Sears Holdings Corporation vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Sears Holdings Corporation vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Sears Holdings Corporation 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?