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- The The Washington Post Company 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 The Washington Post Company business.
About The Washington Post Company
The Washington Post Company operates as a diversified education and media company. The companys subsidiary, Kaplan, Inc. (Kaplan) provides various educational services, both domestically and outside the United States. The companys media operations consist of the ownership and operation of cable television systems, newspaper publishing (principally The Washington Post), television broadcasting (through the ownership and operation of six television broadcast stations) and magazine publishing (principally Newsweek).
The companys operations in geographic areas outside the United States consist primarily of Kaplans foreign operations and the publication of the international editions of Newsweek.
Kaplan, Inc. provides a range of educational and training services worldwide for students and professionals. Kaplans segments include Kaplan Higher Education, Kaplan Test Preparation, Kaplan International, and Kaplan Ventures.
Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education provides a range of certificate, diploma and degree programson campus and onlinedesigned to meet the needs of students seeking to advance their education and career goals.
In 2009, Kaplans U.S. based higher education division included various businesses, including Kaplan University and Kaplan Higher Education Campuses.
Kaplan University: Kaplan University focuses on online education, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and holds other programmatic accreditations. As of January 3, 2010, Kaplan University had approximately 60,400 students enrolled in online programs and 5,120 students enrolled in its classroom-based programs.
Kaplan Higher Education Campuses: As of January 3, 2010, Kaplans Higher Education Campuses business consisted of 73 schools in 19 states that were providing classroom-based instruction to approximately 44,500 students (including the 5,120 students enrolled at Kaplan Universitys on-ground campuses).
Program Offerings and Enrollment: Kaplan University and Kaplan Higher Education Campuses offer degree and certificate programs in various subject areas.
Kaplan Test Preparation (KTP) includes various businesses, such as Test Preparation and Tutoring; Professional and Licensure; and Kaplan Publishing.
Test Preparation and Tutoring: The test preparation and tutoring business prepares students for a range of college and graduate school admissions examinations, including the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and GRE. During 2009, these courses were offered at various locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, London and Paris. KTP also offers courses online, which are delivered in a live online classroom and a self-study format. In addition, KTP licenses material for certain of its courses to third parties and a Kaplan affiliate, which, during 2009, offered courses at 55 locations in 11 countries outside the U.S. KTP also offers programs and services, including college admissions examination preparation courses, directly to schools and school districts for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2009, KTP launched Kaplan Tutoring, which offers individualized live tutoring and customized online programs for children from kindergarten through 8th grade.
Professional and Licensure: The professional and licensure businesses (collectively, Professional and Licensure) prepare professionals for various licensing and advanced designation exams and offers education in various fields. Professional and Licensure includes various businesses, including Kaplan Medical and Kaplan Nursing, which prepare students for licensure exams including the USMLE and NCLEX exams; Kaplan PMBR, which offers full-service bar review in 19 states, as well as review for the multistate portion of the bar exam nationwide; Kaplan Schweser, which offers test preparation courses to financial services professionals for the CFA, FRM and CPA exams, as well as continuing education for accountants; Kaplan Financial Education, which provides entrance exam preparation and continuing education courses for financial services professionals; Kap
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1. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY 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. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY 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. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY SWOT ANALYSIS
4. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY 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. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. The Washington Post Company Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of The Washington Post Company and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of The Washington Post Company and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. The Washington Post Company Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Media Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. The Washington Post Company Industry Position Analysis
6. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY 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. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
The Washington Post Company Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
The Washington Post Company Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
The Washington Post Company Major Shareholders
The Washington Post Company History
The Washington Post Company Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
The Washington Post Company Offices and Representations
The Washington Post Company 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
The Washington Post Company Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
The Washington Post Company Capital Market Snapshot
The Washington Post Company 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
The Washington Post Company 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
The Washington Post Company 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
The Washington Post Company 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
The Washington Post Company 1-year Stock Charts
The Washington Post Company 5-year Stock Charts
The Washington Post Company vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
The Washington Post Company vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
The Washington Post Company 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?