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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 Viking Systems, Inc. business.
About Viking Systems, Inc.
Viking Systems, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of visualization solutions for minimally invasive surgery. The company partners with medical device companies and healthcare facilities to provide surgeons with proprietary visualization systems enabling minimally-invasive surgical procedures.
Product and Technology
The company sells the new version of its proprietary visualization system, also called its 3Di Vision System, under the Viking brand directly to hospitals and outpatient surgical centers in the United States and outside the United States through its distributor network. The companys 3Di System is an advanced three dimensional or 3D vision system used by surgeons for complex minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, with applications in urologic, gynecologic, bariatric, cardiac, neurologic, and general surgery.
The company also manufactures two dimensional (2D) digital cameras that are sold to third-party companies who sell to end users through their original design manufacturer (ODM) programs and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) programs.
Viking 3Di Vision System
The companys 3Di System provides the surgeon with natural three dimensional depth perception presented using advanced stereo optics with high-resolution. There are five key technology components that make up its 3Di System:
Camera: The companys 3Di digital camera incorporates dual 3-Chip charge-coupled devices or CCDs into an ergonomic camera head featuring two convenient accessory control buttons. The camera utilizes a proprietary optical system allowing 360 degrees scope rotation while maintaining proper image orientation, which delivers a resolution image to each eye as viewed through the personal head display (PHD). The 3-Chip, red, green and blue, stereo camera system is made up of two components, including a camera control unit and a camera head.
Endosite Controller: The Endosite controller is the data hub of the 3Di System. With the capability to support up to two video sources, stereo or mono, the Endosite converts any video signal to a digital XGA format and delivers real-time clinical images to the surgical team wearing PHDs.
Personal Head Display: The PHD is a 3D personal monitor that serves to improve operating room ergonomics and provide stereo visualization. The technological advances of the liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are analogous to 3-Chip camera technology. The three-panel PHD allows true 3D visualization by employing three individual LCDs for each eye to display red, green, and blue.
Illumination: The companys 300-watt Xenon light source provides light to any minimally invasive procedure providing illumination for proper tissue distinction. Additional features include extended-use lamp life of 500 hours, a lamp module, and built-in safety features.
StereoScopes StereoScopes in the 3Di System provide the advantage of a proprietary optical path to transfer optimal image resolution and illumination. Available in 10mm diameter, 0 degree and 30 degrees angle of view configurations, StereoScopes deliver an angle, fixed focal length scope to fit a range of procedures.
Visualization Solutions for OEM Customers
The company also supplies 2D digital cameras and components for various procedure-specific medical device manufacturers, such as Medtronic, Inc.; Boston Scientific Corporation; B. Braun Medical, Inc.; Biomet, Inc.; and Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation.
Sales and Marketing
The company primarily serves in the United States. Outside the U.S., it has agreements with distributors in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Canada.
Viking Systems, Inc. was founded in 1998.
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1. VIKING SYSTEMS, 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. VIKING SYSTEMS, 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. VIKING SYSTEMS, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. VIKING SYSTEMS, 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. VIKING SYSTEMS, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Viking Systems, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Viking Systems, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Viking Systems, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Viking Systems, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Healthcare Equipment/Supplies Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Viking Systems, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. VIKING SYSTEMS, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. VIKING SYSTEMS, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. VIKING SYSTEMS, 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. VIKING SYSTEMS, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. VIKING SYSTEMS, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. VIKING SYSTEMS, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Viking Systems, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Viking Systems, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Viking Systems, Inc. Major Shareholders
Viking Systems, Inc. History
Viking Systems, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Viking Systems, Inc. Offices and Representations
Viking Systems, 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
Viking Systems, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Viking Systems, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Viking Systems, 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
Healthcare Equipment/Supplies Industry Statistics
Viking Systems, 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
Viking Systems, 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
Viking Systems, 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
Viking Systems, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Viking Systems, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Viking Systems, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Viking Systems, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Viking Systems, 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?