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About Meredith Corp.
Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, engages in magazine publishing and related brand licensing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, interactive media, and video production related operations.
The company operates two business segments, National Media and Local Media.
The National Media segment includes magazine publishing, brand licensing, integrated marketing, interactive media, database-related activities, and other related operations.
Magazines: The company publishes approximately 120 special interest publications under approximately 80 titles, primarily under the Better Homes and Gardens brand. Titles are published include 100 Decorating Ideas Under $100, American Patchwork & Quilting, Beautiful Homes, Country Gardens, Diabetic Living, Do It Yourself, Heart Healthy Living, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Kitchen & Bath Makeover, Quilts & More, Remodel, Renovation Style, and Scrapbooks.
Magazine Advertising: The company sells two primary types of magazine advertising: display and direct-response. Advertisements are either run-of-press (printed along with the editorial portions of the magazine) or inserts (preprinted pages).
Magazine Circulation: All of the companys subscription magazines, except American Baby, Ser Padres, and Successful Farming, are sold by single copy. Single copies sold on newsstands are distributed primarily through magazine wholesalers, who have the right to receive credit from the company for magazines returned to them by retailers.
Meredith Interactive Media
Meredith's 30 Web sites provide ideas and inspiration to an average of 20 million visitors each month. These branded websites focus on the topics that women care about most, food, home, and entertaining and meeting the needs of moms; and on delivering content geared toward lifestyle topics, such as health, beauty, style, and wellness.
Meredith Integrated Marketing: The company sells a range of customer relationship marketing services, including direct, database, custom publishing, digital, and word-of-mouth marketing to corporate customers. Its clients include Kraft, Nestle, DirecTV, Honda Motors, Chrysler, Publix, and Kia Motors America.
Brand Licensing: The company has a multi-year licensing agreement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) for the design, marketing, and retailing of a range of home products based on the Better Homes and Gardens brand. It has entered into a long-term agreement to license the Better Homes and Gardens brand to Realogy Corporation, who is building a residential real estate franchise system based on the Better Homes and Gardens brand; a licensing agreement with Universal Furniture International, which includes a line of wooden and upholstered furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms; and a partnership with Five Star Mattress for a Better Homes and Gardens mattress collection.
The companys titles are distributed in approximately 60 countries, including 20 licensed local editions, such as Better Homes and Gardens in Australia, China, and India; Parents in China, Greece, Indonesia, and Turkey; and Diabetic Living in Australia and Italy.
Meredith Books: The company has a licensing agreement, granting John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley) global rights to publish and distribute books based on its consumer-leading brands, including the Better Homes and Gardens imprint. Wiley is responsible for book layout and design, printing, sales and marketing, distribution, and inventory management.
The Local Media segment consists primarily of the operations of network-affiliated television stations, related interactive media operations, and video production related operations.
This segment includes 12 network-affiliated television stations located across the United States (U.S.) and 1 AM radio station. The television stations consist of six CBS affiliates, three FOX affiliates, two MyNetworkTV affiliates, and one NBC affiliate. The local media segment also includes approximately 35 Web sites and mobile applications, and video production related operations.
The companys activities include local advertising focusing on the immediate geographic area of the stations; national advertising; retransmission of its television signal to satellite and cable systems; advertising on the stations Web sites; and other services, such as the production of advertising materials. The stations sell commercial time to both local/regional and national advertisers. The company's FOX affiliates also pay the FOX network for additional advertising spots during prime-time programming.
Meredith Video Studios (MVS) produces broadcast-quality video for use by the companys television stations and its local and national media Web sites. Its video sites, Better.tv and Parents.tv, offer various ways for users to interact with its content. Better.tv features approximately 20 channels of video information on topics, including food, family, home, style, entertainment, fitness, and health. Parents.tv provides all-original parenting content based on the editorial backbone of Parents, American Baby, and Family Circle magazines. Sponsorship opportunities include video billboards, product integration, channel sponsorships, and custom videos.
In July 2010, the company completed its acquisition of The Hyperfactory, an international mobile marketing company that focuses on powering businesses and brands through the mobile medium.
Meredith Corporation was founded in 1902.
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1. MEREDITH 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. MEREDITH 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. MEREDITH CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. MEREDITH 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
4.2.2. 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. MEREDITH CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Meredith Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Meredith Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Meredith Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Meredith Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Media Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Meredith Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. MEREDITH CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. MEREDITH CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. MEREDITH 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. MEREDITH CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. MEREDITH CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. MEREDITH CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Meredith Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Meredith Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Meredith Corp. Major Shareholders
Meredith Corp. History
Meredith Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Meredith Corp. Offices and Representations
Meredith 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
Meredith Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Meredith Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Meredith 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
Media Industry Statistics
Meredith 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
Meredith Corp. 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
Meredith 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
Meredith Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Meredith Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Meredith Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Meredith Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Meredith Corp. 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?