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About Rapidtron Inc.
Rapidtron, Inc. provides Radio Frequency smart access control and ticketing/ membership systems to the fitness, winter resort, and amusement industries and universities in North America.
The Company is the North American distributor for Axess AG, an Austrian developer and manufacturer of software and equipment for entry and exit control utilizing bar code and Smart chip technology. The equipment consists of cards, card readers, turnstiles, radio frequency emitters and other equipment. Axess AG manufactures some of the equipment components and assembles others manufactured by various European vendors.
The Company provides marketing research, sales, installation, software integration and customer service for products purchased from Axess AG and sold under the Rapidtron brand name. It contracts additional marketing research from Equus Marketing, a related party. It sells turnstiles with door, counter and handheld readers manufactured by Axess AG to the fitness, university, and winter resorts industries in North America utilizing two technologies, RF smart chip (ISO standard smart cards, key cards and ID bracelets) and bar code tickets.
In Europe, Axess AG provides a software package as part of the system it sells. The Company develops the interface software and owns the rights to these interfaces.
Products and services
The Company distributes the access control systems manufactured by or on behalf of Axess AG. The Company has distribution agreement for the North American market with Axess AG. It sells installs and services all North American installations for Axess AG. These systems read both bar code or RF smart cards and other media.
RF smart cards incorporate an antenna and a 2K memory chip and microprocessor laminated between two plastic sheets. The Companys RF smart cards provide passive contact-less identification technology. These cards require no electrical contacts, or visual contact. The Companys RF smart cards operate in harsh environmental conditions, such as skiing at winter resorts in extreme temperatures. They also provide hands free operation at the turnstile, as the long range antennas can read the cards in the pockets of the skier without being removed and placed near the reader. The Companys RF smart cards have read/write memory, which means the card, when read by one of its RF ID readers, can read the data on the card, debit (points or cash) and write new data in addition to the value stored on the card.
The Company's RF smart card and reader has a reading range of 10 to 120 centimeters. The Company's indoor system of satellite readers provides proximity reading of smart cards at a range of approximately 10 centimeters, and its resort systems with range antennas can read cards at a range of approximately 120 centimeters for hands free operation.
The Companys automated system allows a fitness club to use its existing bar code membership cards to start and upgrade to smart cards at any time. The Company can incorporate smart card debit/credit technology for retail purchases for a wallet-less workout or visit. The Companys system offers various read/write smart media: cards, key fobs, ID bracelets, for multifunctional capabilities including access, debit/credit and affinity/loyalty programs, parking and other uses. The Companys printers can issue both bar code tickets and smart cards. The Companys smart cards come with four color printing on the front with the client's design. Utilizing its Thermo printer, the reverse side can be printed on site with photos and copy that can be removed and reprinted when re-programming the smart cards on the printer.
The products sold by Axess AG in Europe include a software solution that integrates the access control equipment with the home office software used by the customer to manage its consumer information. In North America, the Company's Axess AG products include open architecture software that allows it to customize the integration software that communicates between the access control equipment and the customer's home office.
In 2004, the Company acquired a COM DLL integration software developed for it by a Canadian software company.
The Companys target markets include fitness, winter resorts, and universities.
The companys primary suppliers include Axess AG and Texas Instruments.
The Company's primary customer includes Bally Total Fitness. The Company's customers also include Copper Mountain in Colorado, Park City Resort in Utah, and Tamarack Ski Resort in New York, and the bar code system to the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California at Los Angeles and various fitness clubs.
The Company's primary competitors in the winter resort market include Ski Data, Comptrol, Siriusware and RTP. The Company competitors in the fitness industry include Aphelion, ASF, CSI, Check Free, Twin Oaks, Computer Outfitters and CSI.
Rapidtron, Inc. was founded in 2000.
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1. RAPIDTRON 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. RAPIDTRON 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. RAPIDTRON INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. RAPIDTRON 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. RAPIDTRON INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Rapidtron Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Rapidtron Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Rapidtron Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Rapidtron Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Rapidtron Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. RAPIDTRON INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. RAPIDTRON INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. RAPIDTRON 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. RAPIDTRON INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. RAPIDTRON INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. RAPIDTRON INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Rapidtron Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Rapidtron Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Rapidtron Inc. Major Shareholders
Rapidtron Inc. History
Rapidtron Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Rapidtron Inc. Offices and Representations
Rapidtron 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
Rapidtron Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Rapidtron Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Rapidtron 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
Rapidtron 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
Rapidtron 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
Rapidtron 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
Rapidtron Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Rapidtron Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Rapidtron Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Rapidtron Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Rapidtron 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?