Warner Music Group Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: March 15, 2015
Pages: 50
US$ 499.00
Warner Music Group Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Report type: Strategic Report
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Warner Music Group Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Warner Music Group Corp. Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Warner Music Group Corp. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Warner Music Group Corp. position in the Media Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Warner Music Group Corp. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Warner Music Group Corp.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The Warner Music Group Corp. 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.
  • In the part that describes Warner Music Group Corp. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • 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 Warner Music Group Corp. business.

About Warner Music Group Corp.

Warner Music Group Corp., a music content company, provides recorded music and music publishing services worldwide.


The company operates two segments, Recorded Music and Music Publishing.

Recorded Music

The company’s Recorded Music business engages in the marketing, sale, and licensing of recorded music in various physical (such as CDs, LPs, and DVDs) and digital (such as downloads and ringtones) formats. It also engages in the participation of image and brand rights associated with artists, including merchandising, sponsorships, touring, and artist management. The company’s music publishing business owns and acquires rights to musical compositions, exploits, and markets these compositions.

In the U.S., the company’s Recorded Music operations are conducted principally through its major record labels, including Warner Bros. Records and The Atlantic Records Group. The Recorded Music operations also include Rhino, a division that engages in the marketing its music catalog through compilations and reissuance’s of previously released music and video titles, as well as in the licensing of recordings to and from third parties for various uses, including film and television soundtracks.

Outside the U.S., the company’s Recorded Music activities are conducted through Warner Music International (WMI) and its various subsidiaries, affiliates, and non-affiliated licensees. WMI engages in the same activities as its U.S. labels, which include discovering and signing artists, and distributing, marketing, and selling their recorded music.

The company’s Recorded Music distribution operations include WEA Corp., which markets and sells music and DVD products to retailers and wholesale distributors in the U.S.; ADA, which distributes the products of independent labels to retail and wholesale distributors in the U.S.; various distribution centers and ventures operated internationally; an 80% interest in Word Entertainment, which specializes in the distribution of music products in the Christian retail marketplace; and ADA Global, which provides distribution services outside of the U.S. through a network of affiliated and non-affiliated distributors.

The company partners with various online and mobile providers, such as iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo, Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Orange, Vodafone, Spotify, Virgin Mobile, Motorola, China Unicom, Vimpelcom, Telenor, YouTube, lala, and MySpace Music.

Music Publishing

The company’s Music Publishing operations include Warner/Chappell, a music publishing company. It owns or controls rights to various musical compositions, including various pop hits, American standards, folk songs, and motion picture and theatrical compositions. Its catalog includes approximately 65,000 songwriters and composers and various genres including pop, rock, jazz, country, R&B, hip-hop, rap, reggae, Latin, folk, blues, symphonic, soul, Broadway, techno, alternative, gospel, and other Christian music. Warner/Chappell also administers the music and soundtracks of various third-party television and film producers and studios, including Lucasfilm, Ltd., Hallmark Entertainment, Disney Music Publishing, and HBO.


Recorded Music: The company identifies competition from Universal, Sony Music Entertainment, and EMI Music.

Music publishing: The company identifies competition from Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.


Warner Music Group Corp. was founded in 1929.




1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  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


5.1. Warner Music Group Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Warner Music Group Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Warner Music Group Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Warner Music Group Corp. Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Media Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Warner Music Group Corp. Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors





Warner Music Group Corp. Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Warner Music Group Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Warner Music Group Corp. Major Shareholders
Warner Music Group Corp. History
Warner Music Group Corp. Products
Revenues by Product
Revenues by Region
Warner Music Group Corp. Offices and Representations
Warner Music Group Corp. SWOT Analysis
Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Warner Music Group Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Warner Music Group Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Warner Music Group 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
Warner Music Group 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
Warner Music Group Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1
Enhanced SWOT Analysis2
Porter Five Forces Analysis2


Warner Music Group 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
Warner Music Group Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Warner Music Group Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Warner Music Group Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Warner Music Group Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Warner Music Group Corp. Article Density Chart

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The complete financial data is available for public traded companies.

The above Company Fundamental Report is a half-ready report and contents are subject to change.
It means that we have all necessary data in our database to prepare the report but need 2-3 days to complete it. During this time we are also updating the report with respect to the current moment. So, you can get up-to-date version for the same price. Please note that preparation of additional types of analyses requires extra time.

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 Analysis

PESTEL (also termed as STEP, PESTLE, STEEP, STEEPLE, STEEPLED, etc.) 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 legislations will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?

Porter Five Forces Analysis

The extended 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 followed by sixth question added to the original concept:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
  6. Is there any complementary products, government decisions or public perception that can impact business?

VRIO Analysis

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
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • 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:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to Imitate?
  • Organized Properly?

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