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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 Shaw Communications, Inc. business.
About Shaw Communications, Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a diversified communications company. As of August 31, 2010, the company served approximately 2.3 million cable television customers in 5 provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and certain portions of Ontario).
The company provides broadband cable television services, Internet, digital phone, and telecommunications services (Cable); Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services (Shaw Direct) and satellite distribution services (Satellite Services); and programming content (through Shaw Media).
During 2010, the company operated two principal business segments: Cable comprised of cable television, Internet, Digital Phone and Business Solutions operations; and Satellite - comprised of direct-to-home (DTH) and Satellite Services.
A third business segment, Wireless, is in the development/construction stage. The company has ownership in 20 megahertz of spectrum across most of its cable footprint. In March 2010, the company commenced activities on its wireless infrastructure build.
Cable Television The companys cable television services provides the customer base and physical infrastructure for much of the companys distribution service businesses. During 2010, the company completed the acquisition of Mountain Cablevision, a cable system located in Hamilton, Ontario.
The companys cable television business is operated through its fibre optic and co-axial cable distribution network. Shaws fibre backbone and interconnect network links its cable systems and subscribers together. Shaw receives originating television signals at its head-end sites through satellite, transmitters, off-air antennae and microwave systems and re-transmits these signals via its network to customers homes in its licensed areas. Digital cable customers receive additional services via digital cable terminals (DCTs) which translate encrypted signals delivered to customers homes over Shaws network. The company offers combinations of its analog video, digital video, Internet and Digital Phone services.
In the Internet serving areas, the company offers five levels of Internet service: High-Speed Lite, High-Speed, High-Speed Xtreme, High Speed Warp and High Speed Nitro. It offers high-speed Internet service with downstream speeds from 512 Kbps to 25 Mbps, or in those areas launched with DOCSIS 3.0 to 100 Mbps, depending on the service selected. As of August 31, 2010, there were approximately 1,820,000 subscribers (connected and scheduled installations) to the companys Internet access services.
During 2010, the company introduced the Shaw Wireless Gateway, a modem and router in one, providing a WiFi connection to the Internet. The Shaw Wireless Gateway allows subscribers to connect to the Internet from anywhere in the house, without all the cables.
The companys business solution services include Internet, data connectivity and telecommunications and are offered under the brand Shaw Business Solutions. Shaw Business Solutions develops and manages the fibre network that serves as the primary Internet backbone for the companys broadband Internet customers and to provide Internet, data, and voice connectivity services to large and medium businesses and other organizations. Shaws fibre network provides international connections through interconnection agreements and strategic alliances with other service providers.
Shaw Business Solutions southern route principally consists of approximately 6,400 route kilometers (4,000 miles) located on routes between Vancouver (via Calgary, Winnipeg, Chicago, Toronto and Buffalo) and New York City and between Vancouver and Sacramento. The northern route consists of approximately 4,000 route kilometers (2,500 miles) of fibre between Edmonton (via Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay) and Toronto. Shaw Business Solutions also has a marine route consisting of approximately 330 route kilometers (200 miles) located on two fibres from Seattle to Vancouver Mainland (via Victoria).
Shaw Direct is a DTH satellite operators to deliver digital subscription video and audio programming services from satellites directly to subscribers homes and businesses. Shaw Direct, as of August 31, 2010, had approximately 906,000 subscribers.
The Satellite Services operations include: Shaw Broadcast Services redistributing television and radio signals via satellite to cable operators and other multi-channel system operators in Canada and the U.S., referred to as a satellite relay distribution undertaking (SRDU) and providing uplink and network management services for conventional, specialty and pay broadcasters on a contract basis; and
Shaw Tracking provision of satellite tracking and messaging services to the Canadian trucking industry, and integration and management of satellite data networks with land-based telecommunications.
The DTH and Satellite Services businesses distribute digital video and audio signals to different markets (residential and business).
In March 2010, the company commenced activities on its wireless infrastructure build. The company has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to provide the radio access network and core equipment for its network.
During 2010, the company acquired a 49.9% equity interest, a 29.9% voting interest, and an option to acquire an additional 14.8% equity interest and 3.4% voting interest in CW Media.
Shaw Communications Inc. was founded in 1966.
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1. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, 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. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, 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. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, 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. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Shaw Communications, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Shaw Communications, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Shaw Communications, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Shaw Communications, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Media Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Shaw Communications, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. CANADA 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. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Shaw Communications, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Shaw Communications, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Shaw Communications, Inc. Major Shareholders
Shaw Communications, Inc. History
Shaw Communications, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Shaw Communications, Inc. Offices and Representations
Shaw Communications, 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
Shaw Communications, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Shaw Communications, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Shaw Communications, 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
Media Industry Statistics
Shaw Communications, 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
Shaw Communications, 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
Shaw Communications, 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
Shaw Communications, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Shaw Communications, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Shaw Communications, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Shaw Communications, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Shaw Communications, 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?