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About Urban Outfitters Inc.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. operates as a lifestyle specialty retail company. The company operates under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, and Terrain brands. It also operates a wholesale segment under the Free People and Leifsdottir brands.
The company offers products and markets its brands directly to the consumer through its e-commerce web sites, www.urbanoutfitters.com, www.anthropologie.com, www.freepeople.com, www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk, and www.shopterrain.com and also through Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People catalogs.
Urban Outfitters: Urban Outfitters targets young adults aged 18 to 30. The product offering includes womens and mens fashion apparel, footwear and accessories, as well as an eclectic mix of apartment wares and gifts. Apartment wares range from rugs, pillows and shower curtains to books, candles and novelties. As of January 31, 2010, the company operated 155 Urban Outfitters stores in North America and Europe, as well as the www.urbanoutfitters.com and www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk web sites and the Urban Outfitters catalog. It operates Stores in the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium.
Anthropologie: Anthropologie targets its women aged 30 to 45. Anthropologies product assortment includes womens casual apparel and accessories, home furnishings and various gifts and decorative items. The home furnishings range from furniture, rugs, lighting and antiques to table top items, bedding and gifts. As of January 31, 2010, the company operated 137 Anthropologie stores in the United States, as well as the www.anthropologie.com web site and the Anthropologie catalog.
Free People: The companys Free People retail stores primarily offer Free People branded merchandise targeted to young contemporary women aged 25 to 30. Free People offers a merchandise mix of casual womens apparel, accessories and gifts. As of January 31, 2010, the company operated 34 Free People stores in the United States, as well as the www.freepeople.com web site and the Free People catalog.
Terrain: The companys Terrain concept is designed to appeal to men and women interested in a creative, outdoor living and gardening experience. Merchandise would include lifestyle home and garden products combined with antiques, live plants and flowers.
Catalogs and Web Sites
The company markets its products to the consumer through e-commerce Web sites, www.urbanoutfitters.com, www.anthropologie.com, www.freepeople.com and www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk. It also markets through its Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People catalogs. During 2010, the company circulated approximately 17.4 million catalogs.
The Free People wholesale division develops, in conjunction with Urban Outfitters, private label apparel lines of young womens casual wear.
During 2010, Free Peoples range of tops, bottoms, sweaters and dresses were sold worldwide through approximately 1,400 better department and specialty stores, including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Belk, Urban Outfitters and its own Free People stores. Free People sells its merchandise under Free People and other labels. The company also distributes Free People products in certain department stores using a shop-within-shop sales model. Free People maintains wholesale sales and showroom facilities in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
The Leifsdottir wholesale division was established in 2009. Leifsdottir designs, develops, and markets womens contemporary apparel, including dresses, tops and bottoms. Leifsdottir is sold through luxury department stores including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, select specialty stores and the companys own Anthropologie stores.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. was founded in 1970.
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1. URBAN OUTFITTERS 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. URBAN OUTFITTERS 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. URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. URBAN OUTFITTERS 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. URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Urban Outfitters Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Urban Outfitters Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Urban Outfitters Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Urban Outfitters Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Urban Outfitters Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. URBAN OUTFITTERS 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. URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. URBAN OUTFITTERS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Urban Outfitters Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Urban Outfitters Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Urban Outfitters Inc. Major Shareholders
Urban Outfitters Inc. History
Urban Outfitters Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Urban Outfitters Inc. Offices and Representations
Urban Outfitters 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
Urban Outfitters Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Urban Outfitters Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Urban Outfitters 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
Urban Outfitters 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
Urban Outfitters 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
Urban Outfitters 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
Urban Outfitters Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Urban Outfitters Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Urban Outfitters Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Urban Outfitters Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Urban Outfitters Inc. 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?