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- The Polycom, 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.
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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 Polycom, Inc. business.
About Polycom, Inc.
Polycom, Inc. provides unified communications (UC) solutions that enable enterprise, government, education, and healthcare customers to collaborate.
The companys business operates in three segments: Video Communications Solutions, Voice Communications Solutions, and Services.
Video Communications Solutions segment is comprised of video communications products (such as telepresence, room, desktop, and personal video conferencing products) and network systems products (such as UC media servers, network management, security, streaming, and recording solutions).
Voice Communications Solutions segment includes conference phone products, wired desktop voice products, and wireless handset voice products.
Services segment encompasses maintenance contracts for the companys products, as well as a range of professional service and support offerings for the companys customers, channels, and strategic partners.
Products and Services
Video Communications Solutions
Video Communications Solutions products offer customers a unified, visual communication capability that enables geographically-dispersed individuals to communicate as naturally as if they were in the same room. Through Polycom video communications solutions, people can connect and collaborate with one another whether they are in a board room, meeting room, class room, at their desktop, or in mobile settings. Video communications solutions include all elements of a collaborative visual communications experience: immersive telepresence, room telepresence, personal telepresence, room and desktop video conferencing, PC-based video applications, conference platforms and media servers, network management applications, recording and streaming servers, video content management applications, and security and remote access products.
Polycoms family of telepresence and video conferencing solutions encompasses offerings from immersive telepresence suites to desktop PC video clients and meet the needs of any user, from individuals in the field to large boardrooms and auditoriums. The Polycom RealPresence Experience (RPX) room environment, Polycom Telepresence Experience (TPX) solution, Polycom HDX desktop video conferencing solution, Polycom Converged Management Application (CMA) solution, Polycom VSX video conferencing system, and the V-series product lines comprise a suite of room and immersive telepresence and video conferencing systems. The Polycom People+Content family of peripherals allows users of Polycom HDX, VSX, and V-series products to incorporate content, documents and audiovisual effects into their video conferencing sessions.
The Polycom RMX 2000 platform provides a multi-network, unified HD conference infrastructure to support video applications such as desktop collaboration, high definition multipoint conferences, and immersive telepresence. The scalable Polycom RMX 2000 simplifies the delivery and management of multiparty conferences within enterprises and through service provider networks. The Polycom RMX 1000 conference platform addresses the needs of smaller organizations and branch offices in large enterprises.
The Polycom MGC-25, Polycom MGC+-50 and Polycom MGC+-100 traditional conference platforms provide the ability to join a multipoint video call regardless of the type of endpoint or network.
The Polycom Distributed Media Application (DMA) 7000 solution is a network-based application that manages and distributes multipoint video calls and conferences within an enterprise network environment. The Polycom DMA 7000 product is designed to virtualize an organizations visual communication infrastructure. This solution is designed to integrate with the Polycom RMX 2000 and 4000 conferencing platforms and Polycom CMA 4000/5000 management applications.
The Polycom RSS 2000 and 4000 video recording and streaming servers enable recording and streaming of multimedia conferences and presentations. The Polycom RSS 2000 and 4000 servers allow users to start recording from any type of video conferencing endpoint, using simple commands such as start, pause, and stop.
The Polycom VVX 1500 business media phone combines teleph
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1. POLYCOM, 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. POLYCOM, 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. POLYCOM, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. POLYCOM, 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. POLYCOM, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Polycom, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Polycom, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Polycom, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Polycom, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Polycom, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. POLYCOM, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. POLYCOM, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. POLYCOM, 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. POLYCOM, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. POLYCOM, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. POLYCOM, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Polycom, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Polycom, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Polycom, Inc. Major Shareholders
Polycom, Inc. History
Polycom, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Polycom, Inc. Offices and Representations
Polycom, 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
Polycom, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Polycom, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Polycom, 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
Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Statistics
Polycom, 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
Polycom, 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
Polycom, 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
Polycom, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Polycom, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Polycom, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Polycom, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Polycom, 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?