Rock of Ages Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: December 1, 2016
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Rock of Ages Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Rock of Ages Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Rock of Ages Corp. Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Rock of Ages Corp. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Rock of Ages Corp. position in the Metals & Mining Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Rock of Ages Corp. 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 Rock of Ages Corp.. 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 Rock of Ages Corp. 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 Rock of Ages Corp. 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 Rock of Ages Corp. business.

About Rock of Ages Corp.

Rock of Ages Corporation operates as an integrated granite quarrier and manufacturer whose principal product is granite memorials used primarily in cemeteries.

The company owns and operates nine active quarry properties and five manufacturing and sawing facilities in North America, principally in Vermont and the Province of Quebec. It sells memorials wholesale to approximately 115 independent authorized Rock of Ages retailers in the United States, as well as approximately 116 independent retailers in Canada.

The company markets and sells its memorials at various price points, such as Square Seal, Round Seal and Signature. Its memorials are offered in granites of various colors and are covered by a full perpetual or a limited perpetual warranty, depending on the particular granite and brand. The company also sells unbranded memorials.

Products

The company’s principal products may be classified into two general product lines, granite quarry products (with limited value added manufacturing performed) and manufactured granite products, primarily granite memorials.

Granite Quarry Products

The company’s principal quarry product is granite blocks, the raw material of the dimension granite industry. These blocks are extracted from quarries in various sizes through a drilling, blasting and wire sawing process in the quarry. The range of block sizes is large, and most manufacturers of granite memorials and other products generally require minimum dimensions of height, width and length to maximize the efficiency of their block sawing equipment in meeting the required dimensions of the finished product. Granite blocks are normally sold in heights from 2 feet 6 inches to 5 feet, widths of 3 feet to 5 feet, and lengths from 7 feet to 10 feet. These blocks typically weigh between 20 and 30 tons. The company sells blocks purchased from other quarries for resale through its distribution system, and from the sale of rough or sawn slabs.

The company quarry and sell blocks of Barre Gray granite from its Barre, Vermont quarries and gray granite from its Stanstead, Quebec quarry; black granite from its American Black quarry in Pennsylvania; pink granites from its Laurentian Pink quarry in Quebec and its Salisbury Pink quarry in North Carolina; and white granites from its Bethel White quarry in Vermont and its Gardenia White quarry in North Carolina. The company also sells black granite with blue feldspar from the Galactic Blue quarry in the Ukraine under a sales agreement.

The company sells granite blocks for memorial, building and other uses. While each of its quarries sells granite for memorial use and for building use, the output of the Bethel White quarry, the Gardenia White quarry, the Salisbury Pink quarry and the Galactic Blue quarry are primarily sold and used for building granite use (such as building cladding, tiles, pavers, steps, countertops and other building products) outside North America. The output of the other quarries is primarily for memorial use in North America.

Other quarry products include waste pieces not of a shape or size suitable for manufacturing, which are sold for erosion control for embankments, bridges or piers, and for other uses. In certain quarries, the company has arrangements with crusher operators who operate on or near its quarries and sell crushed stone.

Manufactured Products

The principal manufactured product of the company is granite memorials, which are sold to retailers of granite memorials and which are placed in cemeteries in remembrance of the life of a person. The company’s memorials encompass a range of granites, including granite blocks purchased from others, as well as a range of sizes, styles, and shapes. The classifications of granite memorials used by the industry are generally markers, hickeys, slants, standard uprights, estate uprights, pre-assembled mausoleums, conventional mausoleums and columbaria. The company also sells public and civic memorials not placed in cemeteries, both on a wholesale basis and directly to the customer.

The company’s granite memorials are sold to retailers. Its mausoleums and special features group sells both to retailers and direct to the customer. It also manufactures certain precision granite products which are made at its Barre, Vermont plant. These products include surface plates, machine bases, bases for coordinate measuring devices, press rolls and other products manufactured to exacting dimensions. These products are sold to the manufacturers of precision measuring devices or end users.

History

Rock of Ages Corporation was founded in 1885.


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1. ROCK OF AGES CORP. 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. ROCK OF AGES CORP. 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. ROCK OF AGES CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS

3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats

4. ROCK OF AGES CORP. 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
  4.2.1. Profitability
  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. ROCK OF AGES CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

5.1. Rock of Ages Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Rock of Ages Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Rock of Ages Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Rock of Ages Corp. Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Metals & Mining Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Rock of Ages Corp. Industry Position Analysis

6. ROCK OF AGES CORP. NEWS & EVENTS

6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events

7. ROCK OF AGES CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1

7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates

8. ROCK OF AGES CORP. 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. ROCK OF AGES CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2

10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix

11. ROCK OF AGES CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2

12. ROCK OF AGES CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2


APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS


LIST OF TABLES

Rock of Ages Corp. Key Facts
Profitability
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Rock of Ages Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Rock of Ages Corp. Major Shareholders
Rock of Ages Corp. History
Rock of Ages Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Rock of Ages Corp. Offices and Representations
Rock of Ages Corp. 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
Rock of Ages Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Rock of Ages Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Rock of Ages Corp. 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
Metals & Mining Industry Statistics
Rock of Ages Corp. 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
Rock of Ages Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1

LIST OF FIGURES

Rock of Ages Corp. 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
Rock of Ages Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Rock of Ages Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Rock of Ages Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Rock of Ages Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Rock of Ages Corp. Article Density Chart

1 – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

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 Analysis

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:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

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
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • 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:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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